Learning about change

in Christian organisations

Rick James
  • Male
  • Bath
  • United Kingdom
Share on Facebook Share

Rick James's Friends

  • Beena George
  • Joshua Webber
  • Matthew Stewart
  • TAABCO RESEARCH & D CONSULTANTS
  • Clinton Dix
  • Blanche Pearl
  • David Westlake
  • Richard Davis
  • Richard Kirya
  • Henrietta Blyth
  • Monty Lynn
  • Rebecca Jebet
  • Elaine Vitikainen
  • Jeevan Karki
  • Pieter Messelink

Rick James's Discussions

What does "ownership" really mean?

Started this discussion. Last reply by RODONNE SIRIBI Clotaire Apr 25, 2016. 7 Replies

Can you help me? I am doing a piece of work with a large Christian NGO working in partnership with local churches. They are grappling with what "ownership" really means.How would you define…Continue

Women and OD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Mbuna Jul 11, 2011. 3 Replies

Kalpana Basnet one of our newest members who works as an OD consultant with United Mission to Nepal, resopnds to the March letter on Women and OD."Interaction and reflection are the key processes in…Continue

Favourite tools for planning and managing change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Daven Apr 13, 2011. 1 Reply

We all need tools to help us plan and manage change. It would be great if we could each share some of our favourite tools - with a very short description of what it it.For example Raj uses "Force…Continue

What is different about OD in Europe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick James Aug 26, 2010. 2 Replies

Churches in Europe operate in a much more secular context than Africa, Asia or Latin America. Just today one of the group members mentioned a Pentecostal church in Sweden that had asked him how to…Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

Rick James has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Rick James's Page

Latest Activity

Beena George liked Rick James's blog post Morning routine
Sep 11
A blog post by Rick James was featured

Morning routine

I have huge respect for my colleague Nigel. He is one of the leading thinkers and writers in Monitoring and Evaluation. I really like his pragmatism, helping NGOs come to workable, realistic solutions. I think part of his creativity comes from his morning routine. He tells me that “I really only work in the mornings. That is my most creative time. I don’t really ‘work’ in the afternoons. I use that time for doing emails or meetings”. His approach mirrors many accomplished and creative people…See More
Sep 11
Rick James posted a blog post

Morning routine

I have huge respect for my colleague Nigel. He is one of the leading thinkers and writers in Monitoring and Evaluation. I really like his pragmatism, helping NGOs come to workable, realistic solutions. I think part of his creativity comes from his morning routine. He tells me that “I really only work in the mornings. That is my most creative time. I don’t really ‘work’ in the afternoons. I use that time for doing emails or meetings”. His approach mirrors many accomplished and creative people…See More
Sep 10
Niklas Eklöv liked Rick James's blog post Active recovery
Jun 5
A blog post by Rick James was featured

Active recovery

We want to bring the best of ourselves to work. We want to help those we work with perform to their full potential. We know in our hearts that it is not simply about putting in more and more effort. Apparently those who work more than 60 hour weeks are the least productive of all. There is a science to how we rest and restore our energies and creativity. Four major factors contribute to recovery according to Alex Pang in his excellent book Rest. These…See More
Jun 4
Rick James posted a blog post

Active recovery

We want to bring the best of ourselves to work. We want to help those we work with perform to their full potential. We know in our hearts that it is not simply about putting in more and more effort. Apparently those who work more than 60 hour weeks are the least productive of all. There is a science to how we rest and restore our energies and creativity. Four major factors contribute to recovery according to Alex Pang in his excellent book Rest. These…See More
Jun 4
Elaine Vitikainen liked Rick James's blog post Deliberate rest
May 28
A blog post by Rick James was featured

Deliberate rest

I’ve really enjoyed reading this fascinating new book called Rest, by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. I was intrigued to learn ‘why you get more done when you work less’. He points out that rest is not the opposite or a competitor to work, but are equal partners. Deliberate rest plays a central role in…See More
May 28
Rick James posted a blog post

Deliberate rest

I’ve really enjoyed reading this fascinating new book called Rest, by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. I was intrigued to learn ‘why you get more done when you work less’. He points out that rest is not the opposite or a competitor to work, but are equal partners. Deliberate rest plays a central role in…See More
May 28
A blog post by Rick James was featured

Three vital supporters

When we are making a difference, we are under threat. We need to be on our guard. The Bible describes Satan as a ‘prowling lion’ desperate to find our weak spots (and we all have them). In his practical blog ‘The terrifying danger of falling off my platform’, Matt Rogers suggests that we look for three people to help us out. People who are:radically different from me, who is not prone to the same sin as I am. If you…See More
May 11
Rick James posted a blog post

Three vital supporters

When we are making a difference, we are under threat. We need to be on our guard. The Bible describes Satan as a ‘prowling lion’ desperate to find our weak spots (and we all have them). In his practical blog ‘The terrifying danger of falling off my platform’, Matt Rogers suggests that we look for three people to help us out. People who are:radically different from me, who is not prone to the same sin as I am. If you…See More
May 7
Francis Viscount commented on Rick James's blog post Self-awareness is a choice
"Thanks Rick for these two insights. With regard to emotions and the Holy Spirit, listening to these is the heart of Ignatian reflection that is the core of Jesuit training.  They use silent retreats to prepare themselves to listen and then they…"
Apr 25
Stanley Arumugam liked Rick James's blog post Self-awareness is a choice
Apr 25
Niklas Eklöv liked Rick James's blog post Self-awareness is a choice
Apr 24
A blog post by Rick James was featured

Self-awareness is a choice

Leaders who are self-aware make better decisions. As Dotlich and Noel pointed out, ‘Leaders with self-awareness are more likely to move quickly and confidently and in different directions, without needing to be consistently right and in control.’ (1998) We can probably immediately think of a few leaders we know who are really not very self-aware nor emotionally intelligent. But what about you and me? Are we missing out on becoming even better leaders, consultants, managers because we are OK…See More
Apr 23
Rick James posted a blog post

Self-awareness is a choice

Leaders who are self-aware make better decisions. As Dotlich and Noel pointed out, ‘Leaders with self-awareness are more likely to move quickly and confidently and in different directions, without needing to be consistently right and in control.’ (1998) We can probably immediately think of a few leaders we know who are really not very self-aware nor emotionally intelligent. But what about you and me? Are we missing out on becoming even better leaders, consultants, managers because we are OK…See More
Apr 23

Rick James's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Rick James's Blog

Morning routine

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 18:00 0 Comments

I have huge respect for my colleague Nigel. He is one of the leading thinkers and writers in Monitoring and Evaluation. I really like his pragmatism, helping NGOs come to workable, realistic solutions. I think part of his creativity comes from his morning routine. He tells me that “I really only work in the mornings. That is my most creative time. I don’t really ‘work’ in the afternoons. I use that time for doing emails or meetings”.

 

His approach mirrors many…

Continue

Active recovery

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 18:00 0 Comments

We want to bring the best of ourselves to work. We want to help those we work with perform to their full potential. We know in our hearts that it is not simply about putting in more and more effort. Apparently those who work more than 60 hour weeks are the least productive of all. There is a science to how we rest and restore our energies and creativity.

 

Four major factors contribute to recovery according to Alex Pang in his excellent book…

Continue

Deliberate rest

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 18:00 0 Comments

I’ve really enjoyed reading this fascinating new book called Rest, by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. I was intrigued to learn ‘why you get more done when you work less’. He points out that rest is not the opposite or a competitor to work, but are equal partners. Deliberate rest…

Continue

Three vital supporters

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 18:00 0 Comments

When we are making a difference, we are under threat. We need to be on our guard. The Bible describes Satan as a ‘prowling lion’ desperate to find our weak spots (and we all have them). In his practical blog ‘The terrifying danger of falling off my platform’, Matt Rogers suggests that we look for three people to help us out. People who…

Continue

Comment Wall (56 comments)

You need to be a member of Learning about change to add comments!

Join Learning about change

At 3:10 on May 2, 2016, stephen king said…

I am in getting connected with people who are involved in Afghanistan's Transformation

At 13:12 on February 29, 2016, Jim Oehrig said…

Hello Rick,  Nakisma! Yes, enjoying VP of Integral Mission position at American Leprosy Missions.  Mocoron?  Pues, eso queda muchos años atrás pero con muy buenos recuerdos...  Best to you and all of yours!

At 10:49 on June 22, 2015, Trond Henrik Sand said…

Hi Rick, my email is trond.h.sand@gmail.com which can be used for the email list, do think I am on it though as I am getting the emails. 

At 10:17 on February 19, 2014, Jamie Morrison said…

Ha, I thought you may have been! Interesting piece - I forwarded it around the office for discussion, will let you know any outcome. Things are going well here thanks, busy as usual chasing our tails but making progress. I think :-)

At 10:37 on June 3, 2012, Nils Nordung said…

Hi Rick, my address is nils.nordung@telia.com. And from 1st of july I am a OD consultant at Rörelse & Utveckling ("Movement & Development") in Stockholm (www.rou.se). So another address is nils.nordung@rou.se.

At 9:23 on February 28, 2012, Craig Stewart said…

Hi Rick, thanks for checking in.  I'm certainly planning on trying to participate more this year.  I enjoyed the most recent newsletter and have been leading a Christian organisation through quite a big change over the past two years.  So will look at the papers and add my thoughts to the discussion.  

Craig

At 16:29 on February 9, 2012, Sunil Anand said…

Hi Rick

Thanks for keeping in touch. All's well though right now time is a constraint. Would certainly like to share something this year.

Sunil

At 14:26 on February 9, 2012, Noble Paq Kumawu said…

Hello Rick,

Thank you. My initial reaction is a positive one. My worst challenge is time. I'll surely like to share something with the community. Watch this space.

Noble

At 7:57 on February 5, 2011, Raveena Chavan said…

Thanks Rick,

 

uploaded the Photo.

Cheers!

At 15:41 on January 13, 2011, Henrik Sturve said…

Rick,

Am looking for you on skype.

H

 
 
 

Events

Forum

Inadvertant feminist?

Started by Lorentz Forsberg in Open Forum. Last reply by Stanley Arumugam Mar 13. 5 Replies

Violence Against Women (VAW) in Africa

Started by Sean Callaghan in Open Forum. Last reply by RODONNE SIRIBI Clotaire Apr 25, 2016. 6 Replies

What does "ownership" really mean?

Started by Rick James in Open Forum. Last reply by RODONNE SIRIBI Clotaire Apr 25, 2016. 7 Replies

Boy Child

Started by TAABCO RESEARCH & D CONSULTANTS in Open Forum. Last reply by RODONNE SIRIBI Clotaire Apr 25, 2016. 2 Replies

Comments on "Counselling and prayer post-conflict"

Started by Space for Grace in Topic of the month. Last reply by RODONNE SIRIBI Clotaire Apr 25, 2016. 1 Reply

Christian Association to unify mainline Denominations

Started by B.K. Penda in Open Forum. Last reply by Alice Wainaina Apr 1, 2016. 1 Reply

Youth Generation Community FLOWER in Tangerang

Started by Blanche Pearl in Open Forum. Last reply by Blanche Pearl Aug 25, 2015. 4 Replies

© 2017   Created by Space for Grace.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service