Embrace Change text over an open notebook

In Part One and Part Two of this article, I discussed organizational change and the Biblical examples of the methods Jesus applied in leading change in the world and how we as business leaders can apply them to the change initiatives we are sometimes called to lead. So far, we’ve covered People, Messaging, and Timing.…

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definition of change

In Part One of this article, I discussed the beginnings of my thoughts on change and the way Jesus changed hearts and minds and how we, as business leaders, can follow His example in leading organizational change. I identified the five areas you need to address when leading through any change—People, Messaging, Timing, Resistance, and…

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hands holding paper that says change

Jesus-Shaped Change “People change what they do less because they are given an analysis that shifts their thinking but because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings.” — John P. Kotter, Dan S. CohenThe Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations When I read that quote, one thought came…

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I must start off by saying I haven’t really experienced suffering in my life. Not the kind of suffering ranked up there with cancer, the death of a young child or even a hardship such as being homeless. My “suffering” could hardly be considered much worse than a slightly irritating sunburn, which shortly after its…

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There are 2 lines from songs that just absolutely spoke to me this morning: How can I further your kingdom when I’m so wrapped up in mine? And If you can hold onto the one who’s holding you this crazy love will break through. I have been trying to figure out how I can do…

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Yesterday was interesting… My husband and I had some if the deepest most important conversations we’ve ever had. I truly opened up and told him how deeply I loved him. I compared Christ’s love for his people to our relationship. I think he saw for the first time the hand of God reaching into our…

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Reading “The power of the praying wife” and there are so many things in this book I never recognized as sins. One of the most convicting for me is my words… Fits of wrath and anger spewed out, with the excuse “I am just venting” as a justification…. But that’s not what the gospel calls…

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