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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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Dec

2016

Guilt and the Evolution of Spiritual Leadership

Author: Tom Bandy

Guilt is one psychological barrier to growth and transformation as a spiritual leader. But each type of spiritual leader (Constant, Organic, Extreme) experience guilt in different ways ... and have different challenges to overcome it.

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Dec

2016

Q/A: Are "organic" leaders especially manipulative?

Organic leaders are different from traditional spiritual leaders; and what seems strange is often feared. Yet these are an emerging and influential groups of spiritual leaders relevant to many lifestyle segments.

Author: Tom Bandy
Gurus and Faith Tutors are often controversial. From within the Christian tradition, they may be threatening as mavericks who take away members from other churches. From a secular perspective, they may seem to be con artists who take advantage of lost people. However, many gurus and faith tutors are quitre earnest and sincere. And you can tell the difference
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12

Dec

2016

Postmodern shift from Faith Tutor to Guru

The "discipler" today is different from the "discipler" just 10-20 years ago.

Author: Tom Bandy

Organic leadership is more complex today. Some stay within the Christian context; others are influenced by, but go beyond the Christian context. They are all synthesizers of faith and life, and they all are holistic in their approach to coaching; but they are different. The charisma, focus on seekers, message, and expectations for discipleship are different.

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