in Christian organisations
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What is your purpose at work? What has God called you specifically to do? What is your unique contribution?
Isaiah made clear that God had personally commissioned him for his OD…Blog A polished arrow 1 Like
I’m vulnerable to burn-out. I had a very dark experience as a corporate director some years ago. More recently in my INGO role, I came close again as I was severely stressed. I suppose none of us…Blog Self-care is never selfish 5 Likes Dealing with leadership failings
Most of us are probably a bit shocked by the way Paul dealt with leadership ills: ‘When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned….’ (Galatians 2:11-14).…Blog Dealing with leadership failings 5 Likes
2016 was an awful year for many people. Conflicts in Syria and South Sudan were so de-humanising and distressing, I no longer had enough courage to watch. Campaigning in the US election and the…Blog Taking God's hand into 2017 3 Likes
We all put off difficult decisions. It’s part of human nature. Churches and Christian organisations and leaders seem particularly prone to this failing. We want to appear loving. We want to be…Blog Change before you have to 1 Like Learning about Leadership
“It’s a boy!” Last year, we welcomed our son into the world. We named him ‘Abhiraj’ - a fearless king, inspired by King David’s example of courageous leadership. While Abhiraj lies peacefully…Blog Learning about Leadership 7 Likes
We would probably agree that we stand to learn more from our setbacks than from what goes well. Wow, it can be painful though!
I have just…Blog Learning from mistakes 3 Likes God in the chaos Blog God in the chaos 6 Likes
In my work I have often been expected to take sides, to be for or against a proposal. Such black and white dichotomies do not fit easily with my personality. I am sure that there are usually more…Blog Who are we without faith? 5 Likes No Title video No Title 4 Likes
“Read this… and then we can talk”. Those were the very first words my new colleague said on my first day at work. He placed a pile of papers from a South African organization on my desk.…Blog Accepting the mantle of mentoring 4 Likes Broke or broken?
Critics call the humanitarian system both “broke” and “broken”. There are many signs that they are right. The world is currently facing an overwhelming humanitarian crisis with around 60 million…Blog Broke or broken? 5 Likes Struggling and losing the plot
I’ve been working with some leaders recently who are persevering through perennial and seemingly unrelenting loss. Their hearts are asking, “Is the struggle God’s calling for my life?…Blog Struggling and losing the plot 3 Likes