IHS 11 – Church leadership

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
(image credit pastors.com) While there are many different definitions of church, the one with which I’m most comfortable, which comes from Stanley Grenz, is that church is a covenant community. Churches are about community, which means people in relationship. This impacts how leadership operates within the church. Church leadership is different…

IHS 10 – Leadership development

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
In the Harvard Business Review of June 2012, Marcus Buckingham published an article about leadership development. In that article he writes that much of the leadership training is about distilling what good leaders are doing and then teaching others those principles. Marcus says the problem with this is that it assumes…

IHS 9 – Strengths Based Leadership

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
While there are many different understandings of leadership, I have a simple definition. It is influencing a group of people to go somewhere and do something. Within this definition there are four key ideas. The first is the idea of influencing. I’ve already quoted Maxwell on influencing as the basis of…

IHS 8 – The thinkers

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My father was a physicist. He used to tell a joke about an engineer, a physicist and a theoretical mathematician. The engineer was brought into a room where there was a curtain on fire and a bucket of water. The engineer threw the water on the curtain and put out the…