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Great Leadership Qualities

Typically, search committees examine a pool of resumes, looking for the candidate whose experience and skills appear to best match the perceived needs of the hiring institution. However, research into the hiring and subsequent performance of seminary presidents conducted by Barbara Wheeler, director of the Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn Theological Seminary, finds that there is no correlation between resume and seminary presidential success. The most significant indicators of success are a person’s ability to identify what tasks need to be done and the character required to do those tasks even when they are not personally satisfying. The study also identified five core skills that seminary presidents must learn to execute. Read the essay, "Forget the Resume," posted on the website of Faith & Leadership, an online magazine of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.

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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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