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Servant leadership needed

Too much top-down leadership?

Are conflicts between lead pastors and congregations sometimes due to adopting the "chief executive officer" model? What are better alternatives to top-down management style?

Much depends on how leaders lead. Pastors can lead in ways that claim all the gifts of God's people, church members and staff. Recently big businesses have sought CEOs who encourage respectful teamwork rather than those with authoritarian "boss" styles.


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