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Introduction, Workshop 7: Integrity

In "Harvest the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program

The power inherent in a leader's presence does not reside in physical or economic strength but in the nature of his or her own being... Leaders function as the immune systems of the institutions they lead — not because they ward off enemies, but because they supply the ingredients for the system's integrity. — Edwin H. Friedman, late 20th-century rabbi, family therapist and author

This workshop invites participants into challenging territory. Drawing on the work of Edwin H. Friedman, the activities explore a deeper understanding of the chronically anxious society that surrounds and invades our congregational life. Participants name and embrace that which sustains and grounds them and learn how this self-knowledge can help them lead from a place of creativity and imagination, rather than reactivity. The workshop offers models to help individuals and leadership teams support and reinforce the integrity of those entrusted with leadership positions in our congregations.

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Last updated on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

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