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Global Leadership Network UK & Ireland

GLN UK & Ireland

Leading from Your True Self – Rich Villodas

~ image text from Pete Scazzero’s prayer in the Daily Office, p149 ~ Leading from Your True Self Last week at our New Life “Kardia” Leadership conference, we invited Dr. Robert Mulholland to speak to over 175 ministry leaders from New Life on “Leading from your true self.” Throughout the day, he unpacked the themes […]

GLS 2014 Speaker Introductions

LEAD WHERE YOU ARE The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is a two-day event that is telecast LIVE from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to more than 300+ locations in North America. Then, throughout the Autumn, the top-rated sessions are shown at Summit VIDEO events which take place in an additional 350+ cities, 105 countries—translated into […]

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Challenges and Solutions to Make Your Church More Effective Today – Part 3

Challenge three – Grown-up volunteering Working with volunteers is very different from working with paid staff. Someone once said it was like the difference between a South American bolas and a set of planets around a sun. A bolas is a series of balls attached to a central point by rope, whereas planets only circle […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 5: The Review – John Truscott

“Ah,” you say, “the dreaded annual appraisal”. To confirm your feelings, watch this clip (ignore the non-appraisal bit!): And that’s what appraisal is all about for many line managers, with Christians being little different. Sad. So let’s start again. I’ll avoid the A word and use the broader R one, Review. Here are four key […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 4: The Plan – John Truscott

This time I build on the three foundations of job description, person profile and employment terms to create a plan for the worker that will give them a right balance of challenge and support. Getting that balance just right is your responsibility. It will be different for each person you manage. No, not easy! Personal […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 2: The Manager – John Truscott

So you’ve started to tune your attitude to the correct frequency and you’re thinking ‘development’. Development of the worker, but also of the human being and Christian disciple. But now we need to think about you. You simply cannot manage someone else until you are comfortable with the person God has made you. When I […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 1: The Attitude – John Truscott

Introduction Let’s admit it!  We’re not good at line managing staff in a church or Christian mission. Too often I come across deep hurt or utter frustration.  Hurt is usually caused by mismanagement, frustration by the absence of management. Of all the resources at your disposal, the most important, and the most expensive if they […]

Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 4 – John Burke

Messy Spiritual Leadership, cont. What did Jesus’ ministry look like? Messy! Isn’t that what the religious leaders of his day had a hard time with – how messy it was? He was hanging out with ethically corrupt tax collectors and former prostitutes and the partying sinners of his day – messy people, like the Samaritan […]