In the U.S., you hear most about “leadership” from business writers and schools, and they generally use the term in a way that just stinks of this philosophy. We must all be “leaders,” CEOs of Me, Incorporated, judicious managers of ourselves, mostly because neoliberal economic policies have eroded job security and unstrung the social safety net, so we’re all on our own.
If leadership really is a gift that God gave me, how do I thankfully receive it, humbly confess that I have it, and then confidently use it to bless others without becoming proud?Login to View
Esther de Wolde, CEO of Phantom Screens, says it did not even cross her mind to become the leader of a multi-million dollar corporation when she began over 20 years ago.
A surprising number of Americans seem to be confusing television for reality, and image for substance. Canadians are not immune to this, even as we eye nervously the political antics to our south. There are no quick fixes, to be sure, but in an age when image counts for so much, we would all do well to probe a little deeper into the character and principles of those who aspire to be our leaders. Our future depends on it.
The Christian Reformed Church, like many denominations, is facing a time of significant challenge. Membership in a majority of congregations has declined notably in the last 10 years. More churches are dealing with internal discord or a sense of malaise than a decade ago. Up sharply, also, is the number of church families who have experienced a painful separation from their pastor.