Contents Introduction Part 1: The Call to Personal Transformation 1. The Need for Personal Transformation 2. Following Jesus on the Leadership Journey Part 2: Leading Living Systems 3. Understanding the System 4. Thinking Systems, Watching Process 5. Becoming a Calm Leader 6. Leading in Uncertain Times Part 3: Family Patterns 7. Going Home Again 8. The Nuclear Family Part 4: The Spirit and the Journey 9. The Spiritual Life and the Path to Transformation 10. Learning to Learn Again 11. Thinking Systems as a Christian Epilogue Appendix A: Constructing a Family Diagram Appendix B: Developing a Rhythm of Spiritual Practices Appendix C: Bowen-Based Training Programs Appendix D: Recommended Reading Appendix E: Glossary Indexes
Jim Herrington (DMin, Houston Graduate School of Theology) is co-owner of The Leader's Journey and has served as a pastor to pastors in the greater Houston, Texas, area for 30 years. Trisha Taylor (MA, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a psychotherapist and pastoral counselor in private practice in Houston. R. Robert Creech (PhD, Baylor University) is Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Professor of Pastoral Leadership at Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.