Leading in DisOrienting Times

Leading in DisOrienting Times

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Jack Mezirow, a leader in education theory, suggests that all transformative learning begins with a 'disorienting dilemma': an idea or experience that challenges or shifts fundamental values and assumptions. Gary Nelson and Peter Dickens, pastors and teachers with vast experience working with congregations and organizations, believe it is time for Christian leaders to be 'disoriented, ' for the fundamental values and assumptions of Christian leadership to be reframed and broken down so they can see the leadership task in new ways. Blending current literature from both Christian and secular scholarship with individual and organizational examples, Leading in DisOrienting Times provides support for the concept of servant leadership that may be initially disorienting, but is ultimately liberating.1Jim Collins, a€œThe Misguided Mix up of Celebrity and Leadership, a€ Conference Board Annual Report, Annual Feature Essay, http://www.jimcollins.com/ article_topics/articles/themisguidedmixup.html. 2Gary V. Nelson, Borderland Churches: Aanbsp;...

Title:Leading in DisOrienting Times
Author:Gary V Nelson, Peter Dickens
Publisher:Christian Board of Publication - 2015-05-05


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