"Organic" leaders are different from "Constant" leaders because they embrace purposeful change and reject heritage protection. They accept and engage the post-Christendom world, rather than try to preserve or recover the Christendom world. They are not in confrontation with culture, but rather in conversation with culture.
Categories: Spirituality. Philosophy, and Culture
Tags: Spiritual Life, organic, DNA, movement, tutor, coach
Categories: Anxiety, Stress, and Courage in Spiritual Leadership, Spiritual Leadership Transitions and Blends
A number of people have asked me how one translates the theology of spiritual leadership into a meaningful devotion. All spiritual leaders practice some kind of discipline (i.e. spiritual practice or habit). Such disciplines are especially helpful in times of stress. Here is mine. Developed over the past 30+ years. And this is indeed a time of political, economic, relational, and spiritual stress.
Categories: Anxiety, Stress, and Courage in Spiritual Leadership
Tags: Prayer, discipline, habit, stress, trisagion prayer beads
Tags: transition, constant leader, organic leader, empathy, courage, trauma, life crisis
The identities of spiritual leadership are more complex and more profound than the mere functions of leadership. Identities are like habits. It is the unconscious behavior, in the predictable patterns of everyday living, that reveals who we are. The unrehearsed word and the spontaneous deed reveal the truth ... a truth that the individual might himself or herself deny or refuse to accept. But still true. It is who we are. Yet these identities also morph and evolve, through the intricate dance of culture and spirit.
Categories: Lifestyle Expectations of Spiritual Leadership, Spiritual Leadership Transitions and Blends