Tag Archives: Managing people

Love without structures: learning from the collapse of Kid’s Company

This week the BBC screened a fascinating documentary, Camila’s Kid’s Company: the Inside Story, on the demise of the famous children’s charity. What made the programme so compelling was its intimate portrayal of the Chief Executive, Camila Batmanghelidjh.  We see her close-up, … Continue reading

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Speak the truth about staffing problems

This is an expanded version of a previous R&R post Why churches manage people badly which was published in The Church Times last week: Managing people decently is an essential part of Christian work – not a bureaucratic luxury, argues … Continue reading

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Why churches manage their staff badly

The other day I was talking with four friends, all of whom are committed to their local churches and also work for Christian organisations. As we chatted, someone shared a situation in their work where a blatantly unjust situation was … Continue reading

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Managing People Badly…

Another letter from a senior to a junior devil… (with apologies to C.S. Lewis) Dear Wormwood, I write to you today on the subject of managing people – the art of supporting and encouraging people to do their job well. … Continue reading

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