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Does your leadershipstyle fit new ways of doing church--leadership that is organic and elasticand that finds ways to seize God-given opportunities? Looking back anddrawing on the ancient Christian tradition, Bob Whitesel describes seven traitsfor successful leadership, which he characterizes by seven symbols: O (the Greek symbol theta) a€“ the firstletter of the Greek word theosstresses that God is the source of the burden for others and provides the powerto help them. Rx (the medical prescription symbol) a€“ an emphasis on addressing the spiritual and physical health of leaders. G (a stylized a€œGa€ for a€œgraffitia€)a€“ the edgy, colorful, and artful collages that help define contemporaryorganizations. A (inspired by the recyclesymbol) a€“ the idea of recycling places, experiences and people rather thandiscarding them. N - emerging networks thatc9onnect people more quickly, efficiently, precisely and continuously. I - an emphasis on a€œincarnationa€, a going a€œin the flesha€ to serve others rather than sending surrogates. X (the Jerusalem crosswith a number in each quadrant) a€“ four types of measurement observed inJerusalem (Acts 2:42-47), which at their core point to Christa€™s work on thecross. Taken together, these symbols spell out the word a€œorganixa€ and represent a fundamentally new way to think about your church and how you can best lead.aquot;action research, aquot; this is research that is cogenerated by both the leader and the follower, for it involves the active participation of followers. ... Death by Planning, 121a€“31) and Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, www.wesley. ... Barbara Kellerman, Followership: HowFollowers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2008), 97a€“212anbsp;...

Author:Church Change Consulting Inc.
Publisher:Abingdon Press - 2011-11-01


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