Ken McFayden The Main Event August 10, 2013. Strategic Leadership for a Change. Coming to Terms. LEADER. Coming to Terms. LEADING. Coming to Terms. LEADERSHIP. Coming to Terms. TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP. Coming to Terms. ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP. A Hypothesis.
The Main Event
August 10, 2013
The church both yearns for and resists effective leadership, particularly leadership that is transformational in nature.
Why do we want to grow?
People do not resist change, per se.
People resist loss.
(Leadership on the Line, Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky)
Loss of members
Loss of the congregation’s central place
in the lives of members
Loss of pastors and staff members
Loss of deeply held traditions
Loss of structural supports (volunteers, denominational support)
Loss of status within communities
Loss of stability
Loss of confidence—in leaders, in members, in denominational bodies
Loss of energy, vitality, and
passion for ministry
Loss of identity
Not the same as reattachment!
… the people __________________.