Category: Resources

Understanding Voluntary Organisations – Book Summary and Comment

Introduction This is not a new book. It was published first in 1988 and yet it focuses on an important subject – how do you make ‘voluntary’ organizations function more effectively? There are a vast array of third sector organizations that play a big role in society – charities, faith groups, political, sports and community …

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Leaders need help to be effective helpers

Leading is a lot more to do with accepting and giving help than we often realise. Many of us carry in our heads an image of how leaders should behave that is at odds with how people actually influence us (aka lead us).  Our model for leadership is rooted in a presumption that they should …

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Dialogue as a medium for change

In keeping with change that engages both the inner person and outward actions, I was interested to see the Centre for Creative Leadership article on ‘Mediated Dialogue’. The article highlights the value of using structured dialogue around objects as a means, especially early in the process of change, to build understanding and insight. These might be …

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CPAS Lead On reviews ‘Better change in church’

This month’s edition of the CPAS  bulletin for leaders, Lead On,  featured a very positive review for our new book on handling change in church, which was great to read: “Mark Twain said that the only person that likes change is a wet baby. Yet, as this book argues, change is both practically and theologically …

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