It is not unusual for those who have faced off with toxic leadership in the church to turn from the church. If you want to find a church of shalom, here are some hints.
One of the surest ways to kill an organization is to be driven by image. One of the surest ways to identify a toxic leader is to find one driven by image.
Emily joined the African mission work because it "sounded good. It was the way we should be helping." But all that glitters is not gold...
When your pastor says, "If you don't trust me, you don't trust God," run.
Saul was just like the other kings. He was wicked and abusive. And he had enablers who supported his abusive behavior.
People were created to love God and neighbor. They were created to care for and keep the world [Genesis 2:15]. To create flourishing. They were not created to sow power and reap abuse.
Despite the crazy dad, Dave Marks' thoughts are helpful for understanding the toxic work environment...or really, any conflict.
I think I have King Ahab figured out...he is a people-pleaser. How people-pleasing and leadership can make a mess.
There are a number of indicators of abusive leadership and it is important to be able to diagnose toxic leadership and root it out from your organization. Because it will kill your organization.
Being an Assistant can be very difficult when serving under a toxic leader. Here is some help.