Conflict becomes enculturated or habituated when the originating issue becomes a competition by individuals or groups to prevail. Leading through conflict so that this does not occur, or leading in a conflict culture to grow a group into a better relational matrix requires recognition of what the outcome should be: growth in knowledge and attitudes …

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Leading groups through times when change is required involves identifying the nature of the change required. Often external changes that are applied when the change required is actually an internal one. From Peter Steinke. It is commonplace for systems to deal with both technical and adaptive problems. The latter will surely set in place high …

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Dan Rockwell extrapolates on the observation that he knows exactly the right way to make a taco to illustrate the distinction between procedures based on preference and those that need to be regulated in a particular way. Making a leader’s preferences into rigid regulations will strangle the organic life of a group. Read Dan Rockwell’s …

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Working together in partnership to develop and further the ministry and mission of a local church is best served by an open-ness and humility in conversation that allows conviction. David Prince writes about life We must not settle for any idea offered in a staff meeting planning time simply because it might hurt someone‚Äôs feelings …

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