Purpose of Mutual Ministry Review

  • “The process of diagnosis and action begins with data collection and problem identification “. Jeff Lawrence, quoted by Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky.

  • “To diagnose a system or yourself while in the midst of action requires the ability to achieve some distance from those on-the-ground events “. Jeff Lawrence, quoted by Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky.

  • “A challenge for adaptive leadership is to distinguish what is essential to preserve from their organisation’s heritage and what is expendable”. Jeff Lawrence, quoted by Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky.

  • “There is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization, because every organization is perfectly aligned to achieve the results it currently gets “. Jeff Lawrence, quoted by Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky.

  • “The single most important skill and most undervalued capacity for exercising adapting leadership is diagnosis “. Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky – The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

  • “We use the metaphor of ‘getting on the balcony’ … to depict what it means to gain the distanced perspective you need to see what is really happening “. Jeff Lawrence, quoted by Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky.

  • “Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilising people to tackle tough challenges and thrive”. Jeff Lawrence, quoted by Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky.

 

Welcome to the Atlanta Institute for Pastoral Leadership

 

We provide congregations with resources to:
  1. Help your leadership team (rector and vestry) lead, manage and monitor their work more effectively.
  2. Strengthen and develop the competency of pastoral leaders to lead with a purpose.
Our Mutual Ministry Review survey will allow you to: 
  • Learn about the current state of 12 key areas of leading and managing a congregation.
  • Assess the quality of the interplay of the various roles, tasks and relationships within the leadership team.
  • Clarify the current adaptive leadership challenges.
  • Decide what kind of change is needed: either technical or adaptive.
  • Identify and re-commit to the common purpose.