The Art of Leading Change: Ten Perspectives on the Messiness of Ministry

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5.9 X 8.6 X 0.9 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author
Mike Bonem is a Christ-follower, author, consultant, coach, speaker, pastor, businessperson, husband, and father. He loves to help churches and ministries, and their leaders, reach their God-given potential. Mike's books include Leading from the Second Chair and In Pursuit of Great and Godly Leadership. He has spoken across the country and internationally on topics related to ministry leadership and congregational effectiveness. Mike has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a breadth of experience in ministry and business, including eleven years as an executive pastor, consulting with some of the country's leading churches and with Fortune 100 companies, and leading a start-up business.

"The Art of Leading Change is a tour-de-force of leadership wisdom and demonstrates why Mike Bonem is a trusted advisor to leaders all over the nation. With creativity and humility, honesty and candor, Bonem brings together decades of leadership wisdom and memorable maxims for navigating the most delicate part of the change process--the art of leading people through it. Mike's ten perspectives on the art of leading change will become as cherished to readers as Mike's own coaching is to leaders." --Todd Bolsinger, author of Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change and Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory

"In The Art of Leading Change Mike Bonem opens leadership up as an aesthetic act. Like art, leadership is messy, each element a conversation between a tightly woven organizational culture and the brush strokes of meetings and conversations. He challenges us to dig deep and balance that by taking a step back to consider the work underway. This book offers solid advice for both the right-and left-brain leader." --Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, and author of Citizen and Embodied Liturgy

"I'm not sure there is a more important book coming out of a world-wide pandemic and an intense season of political and spiritual unrest. Get ready to mark up every page. Few leadership books on change must be read by everyone in a position of influence. This one is on that list. Read it as soon as possible." --Judy West, pastor of staff & leadership development at The Crossing, St. Louis MO, and leader of WXP, an international group of Women Executive Pastors

"The need to navigate massive change is a crucial competency for spiritual leaders. Especially now with the church's critical need to move from church-as-institution to church-as-movement. I am glad that Mike Bonem has decided to distill and distribute his many practical suggestions about how this is done in The Art of Leading Change. I can't imagine a ministry team that would not be helped by processing this book together." --Reggie Mcneal, best-selling author of Kingdom Come and Kingdom Collaborators

"In The Art of Leading Change, Mike Bonem hits a brilliant balance of the complexity and potential for leading change today. He masterfully draws from the wisdom of family systems theory and organizational dynamics along with his own insights from years of experience with congregations to produce actionable guidance for navigating change. In a season that can feel overwhelming for leaders in the church, this book offers practical handholds. As I read it, I found myself feeling genuinely hopeful." --Lisa Greenwood, vice president for leadership ministry, Wesleyan Investive and Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF)

"Leading change is never easy, and it's not an option. Mike Bonem offers invaluable insights on how to better understand and practice the art of leading people through change. Throughout this book, you will find deep thought, helpful stories, biblical foundations, and perhaps some of the best wisdom and advice you can receive on leading change." --Dan Reiland, executive pastor, 12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, GA, and author of Confident Leader!