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JD and Movement Building

Our Faculty Commons team recently spent a fascinating hour with JD Greear, pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham. We all wished it had been several hours. Rick Hove posed this question to JD: “We’re interested in building something great. How do you build...

The Leadership Code

Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood and Kate Sweetman have developed what they believe is “a comprehensive framework about what leaders do and why they do it.” Using a qualitative analysis of the literature on leadership, they synthesized large numbers of...

Leadership Paradigm Shifts

Leadership in the typically “organic” processes common to social and spiritual movements reflect some of the lessons being learned in today’s “virally networked” organizations. Michael Hyatt offers several lessons he’s learned from...

Movement Leadership: Avoiding the Failure of Nerve

I’ve spent the last two weeks unpacking some of the work of Edwin Friedman, whose book, A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, has significantly challenged my thinking about leadership. Below is a brief outline of Friedman’s approach...

5 Common Great Commission Myths

Joey Shaw, Minister of International Mission at The Austin Stone Community Church, recently published an article at The Network for Strategic Missions. He seeks to correct the following five common myths about the Great Commission: 1. The Myth of Accidental...