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Posts Tagged ‘Adaptive Leadership’

The 5 Courage Killers Meet COVID-19

By: Jock Ficken

Almost a year ago I wrote “The 5 Courage Killers” below. Some of the people in your church probably won’t be coming back to the church…soon. Others will be in a mad rush to get back to “everything’s normal.” Just to feel “normal”… Good or bad. Just Normal.  You’re in a tough spot as a … Continue reading

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The 5 Courage Killers

By: Jock Ficken

Here are 5 courage killers that any leader, woman or man, needs to know and confront. They’re embedded in who we are. (And they’re adapted from Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky’s book The Practice of Adaptive Leadership.) 1. LOYALTIES TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T BELIEVE YOU’RE DOING THE RIGHT THING It’s an unstated social contract that a good … Continue reading

Can we say Thank You?

By: Jock Ficken

Allow me to say Thank You to you for leading in your role. Thank you for serving and caring for your congregation and people that don’t know Jesus and for whom Jesus extended His arms on the cross and died. Let’s be honest. Leading is difficult. Oftentimes lonely. So, simply, for who you are and … Continue reading

Exposing Conflicting Values… The 3 Bold Steps of an Adaptive Leader

By: Jock Ficken

We live in a highly secularized culture. Often dismissive. Sometimes hostile. Churches face the choice of adapting or disconnecting from their worlds. The Spirit still works through the Word of God in all manner of contexts. As a result, leaders need to expose conflicting values in our collective hearts if we’re going to take on … Continue reading

Adaptive Leadership: Five Things You Need To Practice To Lead In This Ever Changing World

By: Sarah Greiner

Change is happening at an unprecedented rate, leaving leaders of churches and Christian organizations asking, “What do we do?” Here are five things you need to practice to lead in this ever changing world. 1. Capacity to be an adaptive leader begins with a humble spirit. A humble spirit attaches itself to the mastery of new skills … Continue reading

In Community

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Leaders Go First

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Listen Well

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Adaptive Leaders Dig Deep

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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Lead with a Humble Spirit

By: Jock Ficken

As leaders we are supposed to have the answers. Right? But the world is ever changing and this leaves us feeling off balance. Uncertain. It takes courage and skill to step out and move into the unknown. We would like to offer five adaptive skills you need to practice in 2018 to lead in this … Continue reading

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