A leader, in order to be effective, must be able to connect and communicate with not only those who follow him but also with those whom he serves. In addition to his ability to communicate vision, he... More > must possess the ability to interpersonally relate. This is an essential characteristic of effective leadership.
The process of communication involves receiving and transmitting an appropriate measure of facts, ideas, perceptions, and emotions or feelings. What results is not only a better understanding of each other’s’ needs but also a change in both the leader and those with whom the leader interacts. Through effective communication, trust builds on a foundation of belief and understanding—belief in the integrity of the leader and followers and understanding of what needs to be done, what is being done, and what has been done. Authentic accountability combined with transparent disclosure and genuine feedback is the vehicle for understanding and trust.< Less
Our lives are filled with interpersonal tension. Road rage seems to be the traffic menace de jour. Domestic violence, sectarian violence in the mid east, stress related diseases, divorces,... More > workplace violence roll off the news pages of our search engines every day.
The church of Jesus Christ is not exempt. Though at a less intense level, conflict, tension, hurt and disappointment and disillusion frequently follow unresolved tension in the church and among those of the church.
Embracing conflict is not a technique to lower the tension level. To embrace conflict is to recognize when two or more believers gather, God is not only there but also the tensions of our carnal nature.
Embracing Conflict, Finding Peace in the Midst of Tension explores the origens of conflict and the Biblical path through tension to peace.< Less
The resource book for the Spiritual Leader Trait Assessment (SLTA). After completing the SLTA assessment the leader then reads this book as the resource document to understand their leader traits.... More > The 24 leader traits are grouped into five categories: Character, Relational, Personality, Capacity and Cognitive.< Less