009: Essential Leadership Qualities For An Epochal Paradigm Shift

In our conversation, Jim Herrington offers deep insight into the tumultuous times in which we live and qualities of leadership essential to overcoming the challenges we are facing.

About Jim Herrington:

Jim describes himself as a husband, father, pastor, author, mentor, and coach who has lived in a very authentic community of followers of Jesus for over a decade. He works for justice, lives simply, and embraces equality. He is committed to reconciliation and lives a radically inclusive life.

Jim’s podcast/blog can be found at jimtherrington.com. For more information about his work, visit www.faithwalking.us

Books, resources, and people mentioned in the episode:

Bass, Diana Butler, “Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening”

Brafman, Ori, “The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations”

Davidson, John Hunter, “To Change The World”

Friedman, Edmund, “Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue” and “A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix” (published posthumously in 1997)

Lederach, John Paul, “The Moral Imagination – The Art and Soul of Building Peace”

Nieburh, Reinhold, “Moral Man and Immoral Society”

Peterson, Eugene H., “The Message”

Scharmer, C. Otto, “Theory U: Leading From The Future As It Emerges”

Senge, Peter, “Fifth Discipline – The Art And Practice Of The Learning Organization”

Tickle, Phyllis, “The Great Emergence – How Christianity Is Changing and Why”


Amy Sherman, Ph.D., Baylor University/Sagamore Institute

Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School

Murray Bowen