Leadership

How to improve multigenerational organizations

The employees at many organizations range in age from 18 to 80. Because of this makeup, generational differences in values can lead to conflict through misunderstanding and miscommunication. Below, I highlight the values of each […]

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Introduction – Lessons from Japanese leaders

I passed two personal milestones last December. First, I became a grandfather for the first time. Second, I completed my doctorate. To be honest, being a grandpa is a greater honor. There is something about […]

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1 – Lessons from Japanese Leaders

Leaders have vision. With the recent death of Apple business leader Steve Jobs, many have talked about his visionary leadership. Talk to anyone about leadership today and one important topic that arises is leadership vision. […]

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2 – Lessons from Japanese leaders

In this series of articles I have been highlighting characteristics I discovered during my doctoral research of Japanese leaders who are reproducing churches. The first article revealed that there are many reproducing churches in Japan. The […]

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3 – Lessons from Japanese leaders

If someone asked you to describe the local church, how would you respond? Would you describe a building, a group of people, or leaders? For church leaders it is vital to be clear about our […]

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4 – Lessons from Japanese leaders

Field research has identified six key characteristics of leadership that contribute to reproducing churches in Japan (see Fall 2011 issue for the background to this research). Over the last several articles we have seen how […]

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5 – Lessons from Japanese Leaders

What makes great Japanese church leaders tick? When I discovered several churches reproducing in Japan, I wanted to know about their leadership. Through careful research I uncovered a cluster of six related characteristics of leaders […]

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6 – Lessons from Japanese leaders

For a leader to reproduce a church at least three times, what does it take? Over the last several articles we’ve examined five key characteristics of leadership that contribute to reproducing churches in Japan (see […]

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Wrap-up – Lessons from Japanese leaders

Imagine, 6 churches starting 62 churches! This is what is happening in Japan. Why do some churches reproduce and others do not? In the previous six articles we have looked at six characteristics of Japanese […]