Why wade into the turbulent water of collaborative problem solving? Because facilitative leadership is both necessary and possible, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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These school children in Honduras are among the 3.5 million people in 55 countries who now have safe water thanks to Water Mission. Photos courtesy of Water Mission
Water Mission had the engineering expertise to become a leader in installing water systems in developing countries around the globe. But just as important, the nonprofit realized, was an active focus on its core values and workplace culture.
Reclaim your humanity, says the journalist and author of a book on the lost art of conversation. Put away the smartphone and have a conversation with someone, face-to-face, on matters small and large.
Christian leaders spend their workdays asking questions, but few are trained in how to ask good ones. Good questions are powerful tools for building relationships, assessing needs, creating an atmosphere of inquiry and imagination, and charting a way forward.
Transforming "We can’t because …" into "We can if …" offers space for creative problem solving, conversation and abundance, writes the managing director of grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Leaders should work to ensure that their organization's narratives and values are made real within the organization as well as in the world, says the conflict transformation and mediation expert.
An effective communications strategy begins with knowing your audience -- its demographics, needs and habits -- before figuring out what and how you want to communicate, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
The stories we tell about ourselves and our institutions form us, as well as future generations. What core values do they convey? wonders a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
In this speedy world of words, leaders must learn how -- and when -- to use them, writes a Duke Divinity School New Testament scholar.