Welcome to part 4 of 8 in “Confessions of An Anxious Leader or Chasing the Leadership Dragon.” In each of these posts I’m listing how systems thinking affects how I think about leadership. I now think about leadership as a matter of maturity. What systems theory has taught me is that we grow and mature […]

Welcome to part 3 of 8 in “Confessions of An Anxious Leader or Chasing the Leadership Dragon.” In each of these posts I’m listing how systems thinking affects how I think about leadership. I now think about leadership as a matter of maturity. What systems theory has taught me is that we grow and mature […]

Welcome to part 2 of 8 in “Confessions of An Anxious Leader or Chasing the Leadership Dragon.” In each of these posts I’m listing how systems thinking affects how I think about leadership. I now think about leadership as a matter of maturity. What systems theory has taught me is that we grow and mature […]

The church chatter I hear mostly these days is about leadership. The church needs leaders to orchestrate congregational turnarounds. The church needs leaders to make disciples. The church needs leaders to navigate the waters of rapid change. A variety of forces have rushed to fill this proclaimed void in leadership. The D.Min. degree has proliferated […]

These songs, more than most, lead me to reflect on various aspects of the Eight Concepts of Bowen Family Systems Theory. None of these songs explains systems thinking perfectly, or even tries to; but I’ve included snippets of the lyrics that stand out for me and help me stay on track. For doing one’s family of […]

 I have a fine daughter of whom I am very proud. Her name is Lucy. But, through no fault of her own, she has grown up as the product of an interdenominational clergy couple. She has always known and been a part of two neighbor congregations simultaneously. Lucy is at the age and inclination to […]