It was mostly this quote from Peter Drucker that pulled me up: “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Dan Rockwell always value adds though and points out some helpful ways of identifying what the problem actually is, so that you can then invest time and …

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Dan Rockwell points out that giving answers gives a wonderful sense of power, but it builds a limiting dependence while guidance nurtures people’s growth and maturity. At first, giving answers feels powerful, but then you wonder why people beat a path to your door – never mind that they won’t take action without your nod …

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Dan Rockwell provides some helpful insight about the qualities of leaders and managers. Pastoral ministry isn’t either of these, but it does involve aspects of each. An observation in general is that those who carry out management roles well can often find themselves in leadership roles without having the needed skills to do that role …

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Dan Rockwell observes that: “Building an environment of growth is one of leadership’s greatest challenges and opportunities.” From his post: Community: Growth requires community. We stagnate and die in isolation. Everyone needs seclusion to refresh and reflect. But growth requires connection. Who knowingly participates in your growth? Whose growth are you actively encouraging? Who knows …

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