Resources

You can receive a dynamic set of leadership resources developed by industry experts by subscribing to our mailing list.

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

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 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

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

Resources

Plunder the Egyptians October 2021

Each month subscribers receive curated articles, resources and reading lists from leading secular sources that are must-reads for Christian leaders. This month our format is a little different as we plunder five highly influential and important books on leadership. While these books are framed around competitive practices in commercial contexts, they have implications for churches and Christian organisations. We offer a summary here, and hope that over summer you will read at least one of these books!

By Dr. Tim Foster - Oct 2021

Resources

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

Resources

Plunder the Egyptians April 2022

One of our most popular Masterclasses has been Building a Leadership Pipeline. Developing and supporting future leaders in our churches is clearly a strong felt-need among pastors. There are plenty of great books, podcasts and other resources out there. Many of these are from secular contexts but have real relevance for our own. If you want to upskill in this area, start with some of these valuable resources.

By Dr. Tim Foster - Apr 2022

Resources

Plunder the Egyptians March 2022

Each month subscribers receive curated articles, resources and reading lists from leading secular sources that are must-reads for Christian leaders.
It’s time to set a reading list for the year. Or, maybe it’s a ‘listening list’ if, like me, you prefer to listen to audiobooks through Audible or your local library. In this curated list, I have summarised six must-read leadership books for 2022. My absolute favourite is Jerks At Work: Toxic Coworkers and What to Do About Them by Tessa West. Just substitute ‘church member’ for ‘co-worker’ here, and you will find good advice on how to deal with challenging people who sap your time and emotional energy.

By Dr. Tim Foster - Mar 2022

Resources

Plunder the Egyptians May/June 2022

Taking a holiday is not what it used to be. The volume of work, the nature of emails, our hyper-connectedness, and the expectations others have (or, that we think they have), make it hard to really switch off, relax and enjoy our time away. The stress people feel about the amount of work that will await them on their return is one major reason people don’t take leave. For others, it is the amount of work that they need to do before they leave that increases stress and makes holidaying less enjoyable.

As I am about to go on long service leave, I thought it was a good time to think about how to do our breaks well.

By Dr. Tim Foster - May 2022