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Leadership 101

I enjoy those leadership books that revisit the basics.

While some books on leadership are better than others, I always find it helpful to be reminded of the fundamentals.

Whenever I’ve managed to get myself in trouble it’s because I’ve forgotten or ignored a basic rule about the function of leadership.


Here’s a non-exhaustive list of Leadership Rules 101 that are worth remembering.


What are some of your basic rules of leadership? Share them.

Israel Galindo is Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning at the Columbia Theological Seminary. He directs the Pastoral Excellence Program at Columbia seminary. He is the author of the bestseller, The Hidden Lives of Congregations (Alban), Perspectives on Congregational Leadership (Educational Consultants), and A Family Genogram Workbook (Educational Consultants), with Elaine Boomer & Don Reagan, and Leadership in Ministry: Bowen Theory in the Congregational Context.

His books on education include Mastering the Art of Instruction,The Craft of Christian Teaching (Judson), How to be the Best Christian Study Group Leader (Judson), and Planning for Christian Education Formation (Chalice Press).

Galindo contributes to the Wabash Center’s blog for theological school deans and to its teaching and learning blogs.


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