Tag Archive: leadership

Dan Allender on care

care gives and receives both sorrow and delight. if you have someone who will weep with you, delight in the goodness of your glory, and confront you honestly and tenderly about your failures,… Continue reading

Dan Allender on gratitude

gratitude is not earned or deserved; it, too, is a gift. we can’t force ourselves to be grateful, but we can stumble into the arms of gratitude when we’re exhausted from our running.… Continue reading

Dan Allender on grace

the grace of the moment is the manna for today. there are enough problems today and sufficient grace to meet them now. there is not grace for tomorrow because the gift is now,… Continue reading

Edwin Friedman on leadership

people cannot hear you unless they are moving toward you, which means that as long as you are in a pursuing or rescuing position, your message will never catch up, no matter how… Continue reading

Edwin Friedman on differentiation

From Edwin Friedman’s A Failure of Nerve: Differentiation refers to a direction in life rather than a state of being. Differentiation is the capacity to take a stand in an intense emotional system.… Continue reading

Edwin Friedman on family function

Families can be quite functional and still be operating in a mode that is emotionally regressed, if not outright psychotic. The focus on symptoms such as drinking, abuse, conflict, and divorce distracts from… Continue reading

an impressive book on leadership.

i’m currently reading this book for my leadership class that i am taking this summer.  it is fantastic and i highly recommend it, no matter what kind of leadership position or role you… Continue reading

Henri Nouwen on leadership

somehow we have come to believe that good leadership requires a safe distance from those we are called to lead … but how can we lay down our life for those with whom… Continue reading