|Pope Francis, removing the "inviolable sanctity"|
from religious leadership across the world !
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.- Frank A. Clark
What more to say of the great article that appeared in Harvard Business Review by Gary Hammel, April, 2015 issue, than say in short - to have a healthy church we need healthy leaders !!
Here is the HBR link ..
This is a great article which stresses not on the qualities and characteristics of leaders nor looking at how leaders are made or born, instead it throws light on the diseases that afflict leadership across global organisations (in the Catholic Church), but definitely it has great annotations, reverberations and meanings in different organisations around the world.
2. Another disease is excessive busyness - by being excessively tied to one's job, and forgetting to relax, the leaders are making themselves less efficient. Learn to relax at times with family and friends
4. The disease of excessive planning and of functionalism - by being excessively systematic, the leaders are compartmentalising themselves, not allowing flexibility and spontaneity to help leaders lead people.
6. A sort of “leadership Alzheimer’s disease. - forgetting the roots which nurtured and brought up the leaders
8. The disease of existential schizophrenia - not being in touch with ordinary people
10. The disease of idolizing superiors - for selfish needs and self-aggrandisement resorted to by small minds..
12. The disease of a downcast face - putting on a face of melancholy and sourness, is wrongly attributed to being busy, which on the other hand is a symptom of insecurity and fear.
14. The disease of closed circles - where belonging to a clique or coterie, slams leaders shut from reality of the outside world