Ever wonder what it means to be "godly?"
So often organizations or churches suffer under toxic leaders for years, years that the organization wishes it had to do over again. Wouldn't it be nice to catch them before they are hired?
David had the opportunity to bring his own hot-headed justice to Nabal, but Abigail brought a cool-headed reminder of God's faithfulness.
Praising abusive leaders, no matter how much good they have also done, can further traumatize those who have suffered under their leadership.
Burns, Chapman, and Guthrie give helpful guidance to God's people in the art of getting things done.
What keeps abuse of authority in the workplace and home alive? Going along to get along. It is man's penchant for crowd-mongering. It is my penchant for pleasing others. While reading the beginning of the book of Proverbs in the Bible, I was struck by the applicability of the very first chapter to the experience … Continue reading Complicity: Going Along to Get Along
How do you survive the wilderness of the workplace? When you love your job and your boss makes it his job to support your creative energies, it is easy. But, when the boss is like a wild grizzly seeking whom he may devour...that is a problem. It is no less difficult as a Christian to … Continue reading Toxic Survival Guide: The Action Plan – Part 3
They just are not normal. They wreak havoc and drain the life out of organizations and their subordinates. So, what are you going to do when you work for a toxic boss? "The Toxic Boss Survival Guide" provides a map for surviving in the wilderness of the workplace. In this second part of a series on this … Continue reading Toxic Survival Guide: The Psychology – Part 2
Those who work for toxic bosses are often a bit blind to and fail to understand abuse. There are toxic bosses and there are "garden-variety bad" bosses. There is a difference. And it makes a big difference.Do you want some tactics for "navigating the wilderness at work?" Chappelow, Ronayne, and Adams have written an enjoyable little … Continue reading Toxic Survival Guide: Impact – Part 1
Offering grace does not necessarily mean overlooking toxicity. Accountability is a pearl to be offered.