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Leadership Styles

Becoming a Cultural Historian

Culture is easily understood as “the way we do things around here”. Gaining an appreciation for this in any community that we lead, will often be a predictor of success. If you ignore or misunderstand how a community does things, and then act in a way that is contrary to this culture, conflict is an inevitable result.

By Richard Condie - Jul 2021

Decision Making

Making fast (humble) decisions

The biggest mistake of my career, when judged by the financial loss that resulted, was delaying a decision. We had a division of the company that didn’t fit strategically into the rest of the organisation and that was hamstrung by tight government regulation.

By Jenny George - Jun 2021

Resources

Plunder the Egyptians June 2021

The Ridley Centre for Leadership is committed to providing high-quality leadership resources. Each month subscribers receive curated articles, resources and reading lists from leading secular sources that are must-read for Christian leadership.

By Dr. Tim Foster - Jun 2021

Resources

Plunder the Egyptians May 2021

The Ridley Centre for Leadership is committed to providing high-quality leadership resources. Each month subscribers receive curated articles, resources and reading lists from leading secular sources that are must-read for Christian leadership.

By Dr. Tim Foster - May 2021

Character

An ‘Audience of One’

It was the strangest subject I had ever taken. Called ‘Advanced Strategic Leadership’, it was the last place I expected to learn a simple technique that empowered me to play for an audience of one and discover freedom and renewed Christ-centeredness as a result.

By Dr. Tim Foster - Mar 2021

Decision Making

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t!

We’re living in a moment in history when this maxim is ever before us. In leadership, all of us will face moments when we will be damned if we do and damned if we don’t. Stephen Hale helps us face these moments with renewed confidence.

By Bishop Stephen Hale - Mar 2021

Character

Second Chances

There are good reasons for giving employees a second chance. Jenny George explains why, when and how to offer a second chance and promote growth, creativity and innovation.

By Jenny George - Mar 2021

Leadership Styles

What is your leadership style?

From directing to delegating, take this short quiz to discover your leadership style! On top of that, you will gain valuable information to help you identify the contexts where your style is most effective, and where you might need to adapt.

By Dr. Tim Foster - Jul 2021

Resources

Plunder the Egyptians July 2021

Each month subscribers receive curated articles, resources and reading lists from leading secular sources that are must-read for Christian leadership. This month we are seeing what the ‘Egyptians’ have to say about meetings. Needless to say, there is plenty here to plunder

By Dr. Tim Foster - Jul 2021

Character

On Power Part One: I’m Not Going To Use It

A woman walks into her local medical practice and sits in the waiting room while she waits for her appointment with the doctor. She picks up her phone and idly scrolls through a social media app when she looks up to scan the other patients in the room. Her eyes glance over her fellow patients, who look, truth be told, unremarkable.

By Edward Vaughan - Jul 2021

Leadership Styles

Are you creating a leadership vacuum?

The Board looked at each other with dismay as they realised they needed to recruit externally to replace the retiring CEO. After 10 years in the role the CEO had done an outstanding job in establishing and growing the ministry. However, the one gap he left was not raising up his own replacement to take the ministry into its next era.

By Yvette McDonald - Jul 2021

Character

Why Leaders Need to Stop Being True to Themselves

No one wants to be accused of being inauthentic, especially a leader. Authentic leadership has been lauded for building better relationships, higher levels of trust, greater productivity and a more positive working environment. Conversely, leaders who wear masks are said to undermine trust, reduce their effectiveness, and become psychologically conflicted.

By Dr. Tim Foster - Sep 2021

Resources

Plunder the Egyptians August 2021

Each month subscribers receive curated articles, resources and reading lists from leading secular sources that are must-reads for Christian leaders. This month we see what the ‘Egyptians’ have to say about emotional intelligence. The concept of emotional intelligence (or EQ—Emotional Quotient) captures many of the soft skills that are vital to effective leadership, and has a strong alignment with key biblical leadership values.

By Dr. Tim Foster - Aug 2021

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Plunder the Egyptians September 2021

Each month subscribers receive curated articles, resources and reading lists from leading secular sources that are must-reads for Christian leaders. In September we had planned to run the inaugural Women in Leadership Symposium at the Ridley Centre for Leadership. Unfortunately we have had to postpone the symposium until March 2022, due to you know what. In any case, I thought September would be a good month to focus on what the ‘Egyptians’ have to say about women in leadership.

By Dr. Tim Foster - Sep 2021

Character

Gaining a realistic sense of self

All leaders have to go through the process of sorting out who they are and what they are capable of. More often than not, this is by trial and error. As younger leaders, we will be offered more responsibility over time. This reflects the principle Jesus proposed that ‘if you have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.’ Matthew 25:21

A key question is whether there is a biblical framework for thinking about this key area that impacts everyone.

By Bishop Stephen Hale - Oct 2021