Bouncing Back: Finding opportunities for resilience

Bouncing Back: Finding opportunities for resilience

A man has back surgery and returns to work in just a week. We say that he “bounced back.” A college student has a bad semester, yet makes the Dean’s List the next. We say that she “bounced back.” A businesswoman has a bad quarter financially, but posts solid gains the...
The Work of Resilience

The Work of Resilience

Resilience is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot these days.  Lectures, TED Talks, Brené Brown, Oprah, Sheryl Sandberg… it seems everyone is inviting us to pursue resilience as a key to joy, fulfillment, and growth.  I don’t disagree.  But what’s the pathway to...
Your Church: Re-Start, Re-Fresh or Re-Launch?

Your Church: Re-Start, Re-Fresh or Re-Launch?

Our current virus pandemic has forced all of us to face some harsh realities. One of the benefits of experiencing a seismic shift in our world is the ensuing time of introspection and the questioning of our assumptions. Most churches are realizing that the landscape...
Adaptive Change During a Crisis – Kairos Time!

Adaptive Change During a Crisis – Kairos Time!

Like many at the start of this pandemic lockdown I went all Marie Kondo on my home. In the process I came across handwritten notes from a talk Ron Heifetz (Godfather of Adaptive Change) gave several years ago.  An audience member posed a question...