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From Crisis to Order: Part 2

From Crisis to Order: Why presence and being is always greater than technique and method. Edwin Friedman insists that leadership is essentially “an emotional rather than a cognitive phenomenon.” In other words, leadership comes from your soul, not from a book or academic degree. This becomes especially clear in crisis. To bring any group of […]

Learning in the School of Crisis

The Salvation Army: November 2018 Article From Crisis to Order: Part 1 By Jim Van Yperen Learning in the School of Crisis In every good story the hero faces a crisis, a decisive turning point where a decision must be made and action must be taken. The outcome hangs in doubt-filled tension. What will she […]

Time: Take or Make?

Time: Take or Make? Years ago, I served as interim pastor to a large international church in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Among many joys that came with this assignment was the opportunity to meet and become acquainted with my Dutch heritage and extended family. I met my second cousin, Henriette, who is an artist and we […]