When all the actors understand their responsibilities and respect their boundaries, both the staff and the congregation are more likely to enjoy a healthy staff environment.
Talking openly about occupational subcultures helps make board conversation richer and more fruitful.
Whether the bully is the clergy leader or a lay member, it is essential that members intervene.
In a liminal season, it simply is not helpful to pretend we understand what needs to happen next. But leaders can still lead.
As a young minister, I often wondered, “How am I doing?” It was a good question! But at midlife I began to ask, “How am I helping others to succeed?”
In a month, I will retire after eleven years as a non-profit executive. Now that it is finally happening, I’m forced to make up the rules as I go.
I set a goal for myself this summer that is quite atypical for me. I decided to read every page of the Mueller Report.