From Amazon.com: Rarely do we face a situation of change or crisis where complicated layers of relationships and expectations are not contributing factors. Battered leaders may range from completely innocent victims to managers who have some (or much) culpability in creating their own pain.
Using Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian church as a “classic management case study,” Janis and Wes Balda identify the contributing factors to organizational conflict, particularly in ministry, and highlight solutions for a more healthy, constructive common commitment. Without excusing the contribution of leaders to a toxic environment, gives you the tools you need to faithfully and responsibly identify and address the toxicity in whatever culture you lead.
About the Authors
Janis Bragan Balda (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) is professor of management, currently teaching at Fuller Seminary and UCLA Extension. She formerly taught at St.George’s University in the Caribbean and George Fox University. Dr. Balda also established the Peter F. Drucker Society of the Caribbean at SGU while working as a principal at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership. As an attorney, she has practiced international law for thirty years and served as World Vision International’s first in-house legal counsel, as well as set up the initial Drucker archives project with Peter Drucker.
Wesley D. Balda (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is president of The Simeon Institute, a nonprofit organization creating crisis management capacity in the U.S. and internationally since 1992, and has also led executive management and Ph.D. programs at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, served as assistant dean for Portland programs at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business and as executive director of the Oregon Business Institute, and worked as executive director of the Centre for Advancing International Management (AIM Centre) and professor of management at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. He was the founding dean for George Fox University’s School of Management.