Is Your Church A Narcissist?

Is Your Church A Narcissist?

Can an organizational system, like a family, a workplace, and yes, a church, be narcissistic? I began thinking about this while researching how to deal with the narcissistic individuals in my life. I was surprised to learn there is a field of study called “collective narcissism.” Collective narcissism, also known as group narcissism, isn’t simply…

Is it just insecurity, or Imposter Syndrome that you’re experiencing?

Is it just insecurity, or Imposter Syndrome that you’re experiencing?

I thought it was just me. I used to believe I was the only one who overvalued others while undervaluing oneself, who downplayed my worth and contribution, who believed “they’re just tolerating me,” and who felt unworthy. Then I began to coach. I’ve encountered highly brilliant, intelligent, and motivated leaders who had these same characteristics. Impostor…

Leading in Uncertainty: Systems Thinking is the New Strategic Planning

Leading in Uncertainty: Systems Thinking is the New Strategic Planning

When I was a young, new parent, I tried to “lead” my young eldest child by reading parenting books about discipline and applying said reading to my child. I did exactly what the book said to do but did NOT get the results the book promised. I followed the plan. It was supposed to be…

Why You Should Not Be Worrying About Strategic Planning Anymore

Why You Should Not Be Worrying About Strategic Planning Anymore

Strategic planning is so 2001. Seriously, the late 1990’s and early 2000’s saw a shift away from pure long-term strategic planning. Corporations recognized that technology’s effect on the business environment was an accelerated pace of change. Logically what followed was that any strategic plans beyond three months into the future were not helpful. So how…

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