An organization with a clear identity will be able to narrate fully who it is, what key factors have shaped its identity in the past, where it ought to be heading, and why, writes the theologian.
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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.
The church needs leaders who are theologians and CEOs. And seminaries and denominations should prepare pastors to be both, writes an elected member of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board.
Frequent trips for work or pleasure have a cost, writes the director of the Duke Youth Academy. The greatest is our ability to nurture relationships.
Would proper training have been enough to have saved the life of Dr. McDreamy? Photo courtesy of ABC Studios
To adapt in a rapidly changing world, leaders must have skills as well as the wisdom to know when and how to use them, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Leaders in complex situations should think of themselves as gardeners who create the conditions to address the challenges they face. They should ask: What has to be true for an idea to blossom and grow?
This question, suggested by business strategist Roger Martin, helps leaders and their teams turn an idea into an action plan.
Failure:Lab holds TED-like events at which successful people talk about a personal struggle or failure.
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Honest conversations about failure help people realize that they are not alone in their struggles, and that can give them the encouragement to succeed, says a founding partner of Failure:Lab.
Christian leaders must make the practice of accepting help something that doesn’t threaten our existence but rather is an integral part of our work, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
As the church becomes pushed to the margins of society, it gains remarkable freedom, the senior minister of The Riverside Church says in this interview. If we have the courage to live into the gospel, who knows what could happen?
Successful leaders benefit from a combination of on-the-job learning that stretches them, developmental relationships, and formal training, writes the managing director of grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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