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Jan

2017

About Stereotypes

The old stereotypes by race, gender, age, etc. are either misleading or downright false. But church leaders and preachers continue to use them. Stereotypes never help focus your heart to bless people. They only hide your heart from people.

Author: Tom Bandy
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Jan

2017

2017 Stress Management and Extreme Leaders

Part 3 of 3: In challenging times, extreme leaders emerge. But they sustain credibility and manage stress in different ways.

Author: Tom Bandy

At present, Americans (and citizens of other countries) are disillusioned with traditional politics and traditional churches ... the same old power groups, the same old denominations, the same old institutions ... that have failed to achieve the goals of boomers, resolve the traps of busters, and fulfill the dreams of millennials. So they turn to Extreme Leaders. Some are flaky, but some are credible, and it is hard to tell the difference ... until you see how they manage stress.

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Jan

2017

2017 Stress Management and Organic Leaders

Organic leaders feel alot of stress when unity, peace, justice are fragile. This is part 2 of 3 posts on spiritual leadership and stress.

Author: Tom Bandy

In part 2 of 3 posts on spiritual leaders and stress, I focus on organic leaders (Faith Tutors or Disciplers, and Life Coaches or Gurus). A lot of people turn to them, but for the wrong reasons; and these leaders are pressured to get sidetracked by ideological debates.

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Jan

2017

2017 Stress Management and Constant Leaders

The first of three posts on stress and spiritual leadership. 2016 was a stressful year ... and 2017 will likely be the same.

Author: Tom Bandy

Constant Leaders (Caregiver, Gardener, Builder) feel stress in particular ways ... and must manage stress in particular ways.

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Jan

2017

Preaching and Spiritual Leadership in the Post-Christendom World

Preaching today is less a function, and more an identity of spiritual leadership.

Author: Tom Bandy

As lifestyle segments change and diversify, expectations for effective communication are changing. More profoundly, expectations for effective communicators are changing. Each of the eight identities of spiritual leadership approach preaching in different ways ... or not at all. The reason preaching is increasingly stressful is that it is not a task, but an identity that drives self-esteem. Preaching is no long what you do, but who you are ... and as the world changes your challenge is not to learn to do preaching better, but transform into a different kind of spiritual leader.

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