Spring 2007

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Changing scenes

Age and tenure of college presidents increasing. Vietnamese priests are the "new Irish." China's largest seminary campus opens. Succession planning ignored at many nonprofits. Also, new leaders in theological education.
Issue: Spring 2007
Topic(s): News / trends , Presidential search & transitions
Department: Changing scenes
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Wing on wing

In Trust president Christa Klein explains how a frank dialogue between a president and his board chair, along with proven leadership ability, trust, and the right chemistry, can lead to a strong and productive relationship.
Issue: Spring 2007
Topic(s): Governance wise practices , Presidential search & transitions
Department: Wing on wing
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Gentle heroes welcome
New messiahs need not apply

Contributing editor Melinda R. Heppe lauds the gentle, gracious leaders who have the humility to offer what they have (like prayer) and ask for what they don't have (like money).
Issue: Spring 2007
Topic(s): Presidential leadership , Spiritual life
Department: Spirit matters
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Understanding the concerns of a university-based "movement" seminary

Talbot School of Theology at Biola University Biola's longtime but soon-retiring president, Clyde Cook, talks with trustee Jerry Rueb and theology school dean Dennis Dirks about the board’s role in maintaining the school's theological focus.
Issue: Spring 2007
Topic(s): Denominational & church relationships , Presidential leadership
Department: Interview
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A plea for philosophical and theological attention to those who lead contemporary organizations

In his commencement speech to the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology last year, Professor Andre L. Delbecq offered "a plea for philosophical and theological attention to those who lead contemporary organizations."
Issue: Spring 2007
Topic(s): Presidential leadership
Department: Figures of speech
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IRS issues draft guidelines for nonprofit governance

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary board chair Dorothy S. Ridings discusses the new IRS draft guidelines for nonprofit governance.
Issue: Spring 2007
Topic(s): Financial health (institutional)
Department: Tool box
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The lonely, communal life of the seminary president

Jay Blossom reflects on the paradoxical life of the seminary president: lonely, but lived in community.
Issue: Spring 2007
Topic(s): Presidential leadership , Spiritual life
Department: From the editor
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The president's vocation and leadership
Excerpt from A Handbook for Seminary Presidents

In "The President's Vocation and Leadership," a chapter from A Handbook for Seminary Presidents, Daniel Aleshire, Cynthia Campbell, and Kevin Mannoia show that the leadership offered by a president is inherently communal, and leading the team is the president's real work. A Handbook for Seminary Presidents Author: G. Douglass Lewis, ed. Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006
Issue: Spring 2007
Topic(s): Presidential leadership
Department: Books
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Understanding the concerns of a university-based "movement" seminary

Talbot School of Theology at Biola University Biola's longtime but soon-retiring president, Clyde Cook, talks with trustee Jerry Rueb and theology school dean Dennis Dirks about the board’s role in maintaining the school's theological focus.
Issue: Spring 2007
Topic(s): Denominational & church relationships , Presidential leadership
Department: Interview
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