The following is a series of notes taken from a class on organizational behavior I took from Rev. Colin Buckland, back in the summer of 2010. The class took place at Kingsfield, in Baldock, Hetfordshire, England. Worldwide, the issue about leadership is Integrity — “We want our leaders to have integrity.” Psycho-spiritual dynamics: Acceptance: people are desperate to be accepted by others Achievement: if people can’t achieve they will get ill; God built us to achieve Significance: feeling of being here not by accident; three basic human requirements Normal (secular) teaching about significance:  Aim for  Blue Ocean, when you will pitch your business; in which there are not so many products, so you can achieve a niche; but the[…]

The following is a series of notes taken from a class on servant leadership I took from Rev. Colin Buckland, back in the summer of 2010. The class took place at Kingsfield, in Baldock, Hetfordshire, England. Leadership is: serving; influential; role-modeling; influencing people; creating a context for human flourishing; communication and modeling; discipline; situational but consistent; transformational; an embodiment of what others desire to follow; visionary; trustworthy; inspiring; and equipped and empowered. Maximizing potential in people Serve people so that they can grow Raising the morality of the organization  Leadership is NOT about telling people what to do. The leader must always have followers. Followers are volunteers.  There is a human agreement between the leader and the followers — in[…]

The following is a series of notes taken from a class on Ethics I took from Dr. Ray Wheeler, back in January of 2009. The class took place at Daystar University, in Nairobi, Kenya. Ethics is central to leadership because of the nature of the process of influence. Influence: Engages followers Accomplishes mutual goals Ethics is central to leadership because of the impact leaders have on establishing the organization’s values.   Different forms of ethics: Philosophical Theological Social Professional   II. Intention for Ethical Dilemmas Our intentions assume a right or wrong, against a universal law. Our intention is based on self-examination.   Ethics is the process of making decisions based on moral assumptions.   How do I handle conflicting[…]

The following is a series of notes taken from a class on Conflict Dynamics I took from Dr. Macmillan Kiiru, back in January of 2009. The class took place at Daystar University, in Nairobi, Kenya. Group dynamics: Focuses on advancing knowledge about the nature of Group Life The Scientific study of the: a) Nature of Groups, b) Behavior in Groups, and c) Group Development The Knowledge of Group Dynamics helps the way we think and/or function in groups   “My life is our life.”   III. Assertive People: Meet conflict directly Does not pretend everything is ok Looks for win/win situations Brings the facts forward Does not let offenses build Willing to compromise to arrive at a destination Open-minded to[…]