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Finding Your Leadership Style

A Guide for Ministers

Author(s): Keith Lamdin

ISBN13: 9780281064786

ISBN10: 0281064784

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian

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  • Leadership is about change, and also about how power can be used in a creative and wholesome way. This reflective book is a journey through the landscape of leadership from a Christian perspective. Drawing on the author's wide experience, it gives an overview of ideas on the subject, both in the Church and in the world, explores patterns adopted by leaders and makes judgements about them.

     

    The author brings the fruit of many theories to bear, including the work of Bill Hybels of Willow Creek, the tradition of indigenous healers and the Church in South Africa, and psychodynamic approaches to therapy and organizational life.

  • Keith Lamdin


     

     

     

     

     

       

    For 25 years Keith was the director of the Board for Stewardship, Training, Evangelism and Ministry in the diocese of Oxford, where he managed a team of 14 trainers and consultants.   He led the development of a competency based Modular programme validated by Oxford Brookes University, at undergraduate and post graduate levels. He taught on the Master’s leadership modules.

     

    Now as the Principal of Sarum College in Salisbury he not only exercises a leadership role himself but also specialises in the professional development of clergy, working as a consultant to senior clergy as well as to senior managers in the field of health care, Education  and the voluntary sector.  He has launched the MA programme in Christian approaches to Leadership and has been pioneering a programme for women leaders in the church.  He has just been commissioned to develop with Waverly Consultancy a leadership programme for the House of Bishops.

     

    He also teaches on a senior leader programme on the Unconscious in Organisations for the Institute of Advanced Learning at Oxford University, and for the King’s Fund programme for senior Managers.  He has shared in consultations and conferences in South Africa, Canada and the U.S.

     

    Keith works with a systems approach to his work, enriched over the years by his association with work of the Grubb Institute having worked as a consultant member of staff on their international Group Relations Conferences.  For a number of years he taught on the psychodynamic Counselling Course validated by Oxford Brookes and sponsored by Counselling, Consultancy Oxfordshire (CCO).

     


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    If you’re lost a map can be very useful. But if you’re in uncharted territory a guide is what you need. But if no guide is available you need to learn how to read the landscape and navigate by the stars. This book is not a map of leadership. It is written by someone whose wisdom has helped me enormously. Keith Lamdin is a guide to be trusted. But the real value of the book is this: in the ever changing landscape of our own leadership it will teach you how to travel well. - Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford There are few people I know who are better resourced than Keith Lamdin to write on this subject. Keith has reviewed and tested a huge amount of material over the years and put together, with his know-how, this book which will inform you and form you as a leader. This is no ‘do it like this and it will work’ but is packed with wisdom and challenge and will repay careful study. - Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol Finding Your Leadership Style helpfully contributes to the current complex discussions on Christian leadership by looking through a scriptural lens at changing motifs for leadership today. The mix of personal stories, good cross referencing, and the examination of the pros and cons of a range models from ‘warrior’ to ‘contemplative’ offers a good tool for those in leadership to reflect on their ministry today. - Elizabeth Welch, Former Moderator of the URC Assembly, Chair of MODEM and minister at Clapton Park United Reformed Church at the Round Chapel, Hackney, London

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Finding Your Leadership Style