Looking for something to start the right discussion with your peers or your leadership team? These brief articles address topics that surface repeatedly in my work with churches and ministries. Each is a downloadable PDF file that you can share with others.
Preparing for Leadership Transitions examines one of the most critical moments in organizational life – the transition from one first chair leader to another. Three versions are available:
- Preparing for Senior Pastor Transitions (for churches)
- Preparing for Senior Pastor Transitions (TMF version for United Methodist churches)
- Preparing for Ministry Leadership Transitions (for Christian non-profits)
From Business Exec to Exec Pastor offers seven “healthy transition” ideas for individuals who are stepping into a ministry leadership role for the first time, whether from business or any other arena.
Hiring an Executive Pastor explores the if, when, why and how questions that you should address if you’re considering adding (or replacing) someone in this role.
Is Your Staff Empowered? shows the variety of ways that this overused word may be interpreted and three key implications for the leaders who want to empower staff members.
Reflections on the Change Journey offers new insights on the reasons that change is difficult and practical ideas for leading organizational transformation.
Three Ways to Strengthen Your Leadership Team identifies the challenges and solutions that can improve relationships among senior leaders.
Business Savvy, Church Sensitive addresses how and when business practices can aid HR in churches and other ministry settings.
Good to Great to Godly, originally published in Leadership in 2010, explores the tension of using corporate leadership principles in the church, a subject that I address more fully in my book, In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership.
A Growing Influence recognizes that everyone has influence, and everyone has opportunities to expand that influence further.
Reflections for Leading from the Second Chair is a series of questions that can be used individually or in small group discussion to complement this book.