About the blog…
The blog consists of two main categories; Missional Leadership and Generations. Bi-weekly an update on one of the categories is posted, consisting of a summary of various blogs, articles, and books read related to the topic. The purpose is to help you get a glimpse of the latest news posted by various authors around the world, intertwined with food from my own thoughts.
Why Missional leadership?
Ed Stetzer explains ‘Missional Leadership’ correctly when he refers to it as a ‘Reconsideration of Leadership’:
a) From ‘superman’ to ‘everyone’.
b) From ‘church’ to ‘kingdom’.
c) From ‘me’ to ‘we’.
d) From ‘personal power’ to ‘people empowerment’.
e) From ‘called to the ministry’ to ‘called to ministry’.
f) From ‘called to missions’ to ‘sent on mission’.
g) From ‘exceptional’ to ‘ordinary’.
h) From ‘priests’ to a ‘priesthood of believers’.
i) From ‘full service’ to ‘simple mission’.
j) From ‘pay, pray, and get out of the way’ to ‘join God on His mission’.
k) From ‘decisionism’ to ‘disciple making’.
l) From ‘mission statement’ to ‘Jesus mission’. (source: Lifeway Research)
Although most organizations pour time and resources into achieving and encouraging diversity, many limit their definition of diversity to gender and ethnicity. One of the most daunting diversity challenges — generational diversity — often goes overlooked and unaddressed. For the first time in history, employers are struggling to balance the different needs and working styles of four different generations in the workforce.
You’re probably aware of the stereotypes that exist:
a) Baby Boomers think Generation Xers are too impatient and willing to throw out time-tested strategies, while Gen Xers may see Boomers as too political and being inflexible to change.
b) Traditionals may see Boomers as self‐absorbed and too forthcoming, while Boomers may view Traditionals as dictatorial and rigid.
c) Older generations may consider Generation Y as too spoiled and self‐absorbed, while Gen Y sees them as too set in their ways and out of touch. (source: Birkman)