The most painful lessons I’ve learned in thirty-five years of Christian leadership have involved the exercise of power and having wise boundaries. The minefields surrounding the use of power are rarely acknowledged, much less openly discussed, in Christian circles.
- How do I handle dual relationships (e.g. when I am both pastor, friend and employer)?
- What are the boundaries I need to set with people whom I serve?
- How do I respond when inappropriate people, at inappropriate times, exert power?
These are only a few of the many issues around this critically important topic. In fact this was the impetus for me to write The Emotionally Healthy Leader.
Take some time with the chart below. It will give a quick overview of the core issues around applying EHS to power and wise boundaries.PS Send me your comments and thoughts on Twitter @petescazzero.