Taking It Home

Taking It Home
Taking It Home

Solutions are achieved when "the people with the problem" go through a process together to become "the people with the solution." — Ronald A. Heifetz, contemporary author and leadership educator

Research well known leaders to explore how they have "given the work back to the people." Watch feature films and documentaries about leaders such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Wangari Maathai and Harvey Milk, paying attention to the ways they involved others in finding solutions to adaptive challenges:

Gandhi, film directed by Richard Attenborough (Sony Pictures, 1982)

Milk, film directed by Gus Van Sant (Alliance Films, 2008) and Study Guide to Milk (Unitarian Universalist Association, 2009)

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai , a film by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater (Marlboro Productions, 2008).

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You may wish to add resources that informed this workshop to your congregation's leadership library:

Boers, Arthur Paul, Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Responses to Difficult Behavior (Rowman and Littlefield/Alban Books, 1999)

"Conflict is Part of Congregational Life," Unitarian Universalist Association

Congregational Handbook (Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005)

"Dealing with Disruptive Behaviors," Unitarian Universalist Association

Hobgood, William Chris, Welcoming Resistance (Rowman and Littlefield/Alban Books, 2002)

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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