Are we supposed to respect them . . . or challenge them? Leaders are God's and they are ours.
Imaging Leadership: When Image is More Important Than Anything
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.
Strange Fire: Holding Leaders Accountable
Bad leaders are held to account by the Lord and His people are called to hold them accountable for their failures where they have that ability.
Giving Leaders a Free Pass: The Story of Praise
Having spent nearly a decade working for a mission college in Africa, I have a keen interest in African leadership. When I spoke with Praise (not his real name), he shared his own experience with leadership abuse in the African nation in which he grew up.
Pastoral Steamroller: Michael’s Story
Michael and Kate realized the abuse of power by bullying, control, using the scriptures to condemn, shunning, and slander had been going on for a long time.
PCC’s Dirty Little Secret: Kate’s Story Part Two
Part 2: It has been two years since the Williams left Peace Community Church. Blame-shifting and isolating, Kate's pastor has deeply hurt many in leadership.
Accountability Guilt: Jack’s Life in the Wilderness Under Abusive Leadership
When do you give up on a toxic leader? More often than not, leadership abuse survivors struggle with "Accountability Guilt."
Good Leadership Gone Bad
How difficult is it for Christian leaders to end well? I will try not to be too cynical. Many years ago, I attended a young adults retreat. The speaker shared with the ragtag group of college students gathered at Fort Huachuka army base that the odds are against finishing well as Christians. I don't remember … Continue reading Good Leadership Gone Bad
Stupid [Toxic] Leaders: Lessons from Proverbs
A fundamental character trait of good leaders is humility. However, the church continues to create more James MacDonalds, James Bakkers, Mark Driscolls, Bill Hybels, Jerry Falwell Jrs....etc.
The Team: Sharing, Caring, and Respect
What should be second nature to Christian organizations has, in some ways, been purloined by business leadership. Teamwork.