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MODEM Book Club , 13/9/2022: Susan Beaumont’s How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going – Leading in a Liminal Season.

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The next MODEM Book Club is on Tuesday 13th September 2022 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm. The book being discussed is Susan Beaumont’s How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going – Leading in a Liminal Season.

The back cover describes the book as a practical book of hope for tired and weary leaders who risked defining this era of ministry in terms of failure or loss. It does not attempt to describe where the church is headed. Rather, it helps leaders stand firm in a disoriented state, leaning learning from their mistakes and leading despite the confusion. This book lays out leadership tasks appropriate for liminal seasons, blending sound organisational practises with a contemplative leadership stance and an attitude of wonder and an openness to discovery. Author Susan Beaumont begins by inviting a fundamental shift in the spiritual orientation of the leader and then moves on to explore the soulfulness of the institution. She introduces four types of work that are appropriate for organisations in a liminal season: Clarifying institutional purpose; shaping institutional memory; deepening communal discernment and nurturing emergence. Susan Beaumont is a consultant, coach, and spiritual director.

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