"How To Decide When It's Time to Quit Your Job" is a wonderful article written by Dr. Paul White. White joined Dr. Gary Chapman and Harold Myra in writing a book called "Rising Above a Toxic Workplace: Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment" a number of years ago. This is a rare text … Continue reading How To Decide When It’s Time to Quit Your Job
In order for leaders to relate to their work and those under their authority in ways that create shalom [peace], there must be a humility exemplified by other-centeredness. This other-centeredness is expressed in a willingness to recognize the giftedness of subordinates. As noted in "Biblical Leadership - Part 1," the word "leadership" means "go forth, die." … Continue reading Go Forth & Die: Biblical Leadership – Part 2
Much of what I write in the Pearls and Swine blog is negative; toxic leadership is a very emotional subject. If you have experienced it, and nearly everyone has in some context, it is easy to become consumed by thoughts of it. That's the nature of trauma. However, I would like to write at least once … Continue reading Go Forth & Die: Biblical Leadership – Part 1
What does it look like when a toxic boss truly repents? Lessons can be learned from Lundy Bancroft's writing on domestic violence.
Jack and I served the same Christian organization. When he left the mission field, he vowed that he would never work for another Christian organization again. He had developed a distrust for those who name the Name of Christ, but treat their employees (and other stakeholders) like dirt. Now, after several years of healing and … Continue reading Questions to Ask: Getting to the Heart of the Organization