Congregational leadership in anxious times : being calm and courageous no matter what / Peter L. SteinkeMaterial type: TextPublication details: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006.Description: 1 online resource (201 pages)Content type:
- online resource
- BV652.1 .S725 2006
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Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART 1: THE LEADER'S PRESENCE; Chapter 1: Anxious Souls; Chapter 2: The Balancing Act; Chapter 3: The Nonanxious Presence; PART 2: THE LEADER'SFUNCTIONING; Chapter 4: Holy Tissue; Chapter 5: Influencing the Emotional Field; Chapter 6: The Essential Edge; PART 3: THE LEADER'S CHALLENGES; Chapter 7: We versus They; Chapter 8: Rocking the Emotional Boat; Chapter 9: To Challenge or to Survive; Postscript: People of the Charm; Notes.
Anxious times call for steady leadership. When tensions emerge in a congregation, its leaders cannot be as anxious as the people they serve. To remain effective, congregational leaders must control their own uneasiness. This takes self-awareness and confidence to manage relationships and influence behaviors. Knowing how to deal with anxiety and how to work throug complex challenges can lead a congregation to new insights, growth, and vitality. Anxious times hold not only the potential for loss but also for creation, important lernings, and changes that will strengthen the congregation. With th.
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