Those who begin by burning books will end by burning people

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Not Being Distracted

Can You Hear Me? The master of ceremony bragged on the elementary-aged award recipients: their concern for the environment, their vision of a recycling program, their stamina to make the vision a reality. He called their names. Wild applause, some standing, pictures flashing. But only one recipient appeared. When the emcee repeated the second name,Continue reading “Not Being Distracted”

The challenges, pains, rewards of leadership

I benefitted from spending a few days with ministry colleagues this week at Wabash College. Part of our time was spent discussing the ideas in Leadership without Easy Answers with each other and with the book’s author, Ronald Heifetz. Heifetz was a great conversation partner for us: thoughtful, engaging and genuinely interested in hearing ourContinue reading “The challenges, pains, rewards of leadership”