How to lead when you don't know where you're going : leading in a liminal season / Rev. Susan Beaumont.

By: Beaumont, Susan [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]Description: xi, 171 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781538127674; 1538127679; 9781538127681; 1538127687Subject(s): Liminality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Christian leadership | Leadership -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityAdditional physical formats: Online version:: How to lead when you don't know where you're going.DDC classification: 253 LOC classification: BR111 | .B43 2019
Contents:
An introduction to liminality : neither here nor there -- Leading with prescence : holding steady -- Tending the soul of the institution : finding soul in place -- Deepening group discernment : seeing what God is up to -- Shaping institutional memory : tell me our story -- Clarifying purpose : who do we choose to be? -- Engaging emergence : are we there yet?
Summary: How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning--when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? Beaumont calls such in-between times liminal seasons--threshold times when the continuity of tradition disintegrates and uncertainty about the future fuels doubt and chaos. In a liminal season it simply is not helpful to pretend we understand what needs to happen next. But leaders can still lead. How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going is a practical book of hope for tired and weary leaders who risk defining this era of ministry in terms of failure or loss. It helps leaders stand firm in a disoriented state, learning from their mistakes and leading despite the confusion. Packed with rich stories and real-world examples, Beaumont guides the reader through practices that connect the soul of the leader with the soul of the institution.
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"An Albion Institute Book" - verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

An introduction to liminality : neither here nor there -- Leading with prescence : holding steady -- Tending the soul of the institution : finding soul in place -- Deepening group discernment : seeing what God is up to -- Shaping institutional memory : tell me our story -- Clarifying purpose : who do we choose to be? -- Engaging emergence : are we there yet?

How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning--when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? Beaumont calls such in-between times liminal seasons--threshold times when the continuity of tradition disintegrates and uncertainty about the future fuels doubt and chaos. In a liminal season it simply is not helpful to pretend we understand what needs to happen next. But leaders can still lead. How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going is a practical book of hope for tired and weary leaders who risk defining this era of ministry in terms of failure or loss. It helps leaders stand firm in a disoriented state, learning from their mistakes and leading despite the confusion. Packed with rich stories and real-world examples, Beaumont guides the reader through practices that connect the soul of the leader with the soul of the institution.

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