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.
In the wake of the 2019 United Methodist General Conference, I want to share some common patterns and feelings that you may recognize in yourself or others, as well as some suggestions for healthy ways to channel energy.
Over the last month we have explored how polarization in society affects congregations. This week we suggest five effective responses. Congregations are uniquely placed to help divided communities to reconnect. Doing this requires new forms of leadership that draw on our deepest traditions and are committed to local presence and action. Following are the five …
Managing polarization requires living with ambiguity and paradox.
I am as enmeshed in our current state of polarization as it’s possible for anyone to be. But those of us who are leaders cannot stay here.