Recent Blog Posts:

Post - Jun 01, 2020 -

Working With Those Whom We Do Not Trust or Agree With or Like


Post - May 25, 2020 -

The [Dreaded?] Annual Performance Review


Post - May 18, 2020 -

Reviewing Performance – Based on Clear and Agreed Upon Criteria


Post - May 11, 2020 -

Evaluations:  Is there a place for Anonymous Assessment?


Links to Interviews or further Dialogue

Interview with Christianity Today

Many people take a pessimistic view of institutions as inherently corrupt and self-serving, and they decry institutional life as a form of soul-sucking drudgery. But for Gordon T. Smith, president of Ambrose University and Seminary in Canada, serving an institution can be an important avenue of spiritual formation. In his book, Institutional Intelligence: How to Build an Effective Organization, Smith makes the case for administrative work as a meaningful vocation. Tod Bolsinger, vice president and chief of leadership formation at Fuller Theological Seminary, spoke with Smith about the role of institutions in advancing the church’s mission.

Podcast with Wesley Seminary

This interview is about why institutions matter and contains a good conversation about power; why it is important to understand power as a non-zero-sum game. And then, how accountability and transparency allow for healthy power dynamics within an institution.

Seven Different Capacities

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