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Volume 67: Leaning In

OCTOBER 2019

Recognize, understand, and empathize with feelings and needs of others and respond accordingly.

This month’s eLEAD theme is one of the top characteristics of leadership effectiveness as identified by Towers Watson. Leaders who are called to ministry are often people who are relational, extroverted, and full of compassion. Even so, there is always room for leaders to grow in their self-awareness which leads to great empathy and compassion. The resources this month will enable leaders to consider their capacity for connecting with the feelings and needs of others at a greater level and responding in ways that lead toward growth.

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. -Colossians 3:11-13 


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

The Conference Resource Center has 3 books on Emotional Intelligence for you to borrow: Developing Emotionally Mature Leaders by Audrey Malphurs; Emotional Intelligence for Religious Leaders by Roy Oswald; The Emotional Intelligence of Jesus by Roy Oswald and Arland Jacobson...MORE 


DEVELOPING EMPATHY FOR SOMEONE WHO ANNOYS YOU 

by Rebecca Knight

How can you foster curiosity instead of animosity? Read the article from Harvard Business Review...MORE 


PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWN

by Tod Bolsinger

Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Unchartered Territory by Tod Bolsinger -  Chapter 5 Preparing for the Unknown

“The primary way to prepare for the unknown is to attend to the quality of our relationships, to how well we know and trust one another.” Margaret Wheatley in “When Change is Out of Control.”...MORE 


DEVELOPING AN OUTWARD MINDSET

The Arbinger Institute offers resources to help leaders turn outward through self-awareness, mindset change, collaboration and accountability. This video gives a glimpse into the training.  Leaders can read their books and encourage others.  The WNC Leadership Development Team will be offering training in WNC in 2020...MORE 


 THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY

Brene’ Brown studies human connection – our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. Watch the Ted TalkMORE


THE SPACE BETWEEN INITIATIVE 

Leaders in the local church – both clergy and laity – need models, tools, resources, and support for hosting dialogue and providing leadership around divisive issues and points-of-view. The ability to listen to understand is a first step toward responding. Learn more about the initiative and tools that can help you grow...MORE


 Contact Kim Ingram to share your story of leadership development and learning (success or failures welcome!).


SEARCH THE LEAD WEBSITE FOR MORE RESOURCES


PREVIOUS eLEAD TOPICS

Influencing Others (September 2019)

Inspiring Confidence and Trust (August 2019)

Managing the Vision (July 2019)

Vision (June 2019)

A Life of Growth as a Whole Person (May 2019)

Everyone in Ministry: Inspiring Passion to Faithfully Grow, Learn and Serve (April 2019)

Standing in the Gap (March 2019)

Encouragement is 51% of Leadership (February 2019)

Conflict Resolution (January 2019)

Best of 2018 (December 2018)

Partnerships (November 2018)

Effective Leaders in Ministry (October 2018)

The Heart of Leadership - A Spiritual Bedrock(September 2018)

Equipping Leaders (August 2018) Agile Leadership (July 2018)

Cultural Disruption Strategies (June 2018)

Providing Leadership in Ministry with Millennials (May 2018)

The Politics of Preaching (April 2018)

Engaging and Impacting Community (March 2018)

Spiritual Care (February 2018)

Developing Self-Awareness (January 2018)

Best of 2017 (December 2017)

 
 
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