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Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Taking Selfies

By: on November 18, 2021

Just in case you needed to know, here is a fun fact: 93 million selfies are posted per day. [1]  Since that report is coming from Google, specifically on data from Android devices, it merely reconfirms that big tech is watching us. What is our obsession with being seen? What motivates 93 million self-portraits to be posted…

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Notes On Notes On Invisibility

By: on November 17, 2021

The French social scientist, Roger Caillois once wrote that civilizations have existed without ploughs, wheels or leavers, but never without masks. [1] Akiko Busch’s memoir, How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency, weaves together images, metaphors and analogies, which leave the reader convinced of the need to seek invisibility in an increasingly…

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Anonymity, the New Celebrity

By: on November 17, 2021

How to Disappear is a memoir written by author Akiko Busch. Taking the reader down an exciting journey, the author utilizes images in nature to challenge the concept of identity. In a time of social media and self-marketing, modern culture leads us to believe that to be seen is to be known, and in being…

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Call and the Hero’s Journey

By: on November 12, 2021

Every hero receives a call, an urging into action. Joseph Campbell describes it as “The Call to Adventure” in his heroic epic Hero with a Thousand Faces.[1] A specialty under the Philosophy, Psychology, Religion umbrella, Hero is classified as Comparative Mythology with a Philosophical Literature orientation. Campbell masterfully explores cultures from both the Occident and…

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Heros from Every Culture

By: on November 11, 2021

The Hero with a Thousand Faces is a classic that integrates mythology with psychology and philosophy to discuss heroism. Building on the remarkable contributions of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and other respected psychologists, Campbell argues that “ by entering and transforming the personal psyche, the surrounding culture, the life of the family, one’s relational work,…

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A new hero is needed in this new world…

By: on November 11, 2021

In his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell presents stories and imageries of different myths from all over the world. Joseph Campbell’s lifelong passion for comparative mythology is extensively demonstrated in this book. The book is divided into three parts, prologue – the monomyth, part I – the adventure of the hero,…

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The Archetype of Initiation

By: on November 11, 2021

I learned of Joseph Campbell through his 1988 PBS special, The Power of Myth, which details in expansive description how myths support, transform and renew the world and human experience. Campbell defines myth as an organization of symbolic images, which metaphorically communicate the possibilities of the human experience and fulfillment within a given culture. [1]…

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The Hero Behind the Mask Is…You!

By: on November 11, 2021

What do Luke Skywalker, Frodo Baggins, Neo of The Matrix, and the Blues Brothers have in common? Author Joseph Campbell pioneered anthropological and sociological research producing the premise that diverse fictional hero tales share the monomyth or, in other words, all heroic stories tell the same tale. “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” a work…

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Echoes of Truth from the World’s Myths

By: on November 11, 2021

In his magnum opus, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” Joseph Campbell reveals the common elements of the Hero’s Journey found in the world’s religions and mythologies. Campbell asserts that many teachings found in religion and mythology have become distorted and therefore lost their essential truths. Campbell wants to “uncover some of the truths disguised…

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Please Tell Me We Are Returning From the Veil of the Unknown

By: on November 11, 2021

Throughout oral and written storytelling, the most widely favored tales follow the hero’s journey, whether the story is about Gilgamesh, Skywalker, Alice Kingsleigh, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Elizabeth Bennet, Dorothy, or Bilbo Baggins. In Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” the comparative mythologist defines a hero as someone who has given themselves over…

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A Journey of a Thousand Miles

By: on November 10, 2021

Myth: noun a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature. any invented story, idea, or concept. an imaginary or fictitious…

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For Such Times As These, Heroes Are Needed!

By: on November 10, 2021

The Hero with a Thousand Faces, written by author Joseph Campbell, is deeply intertwined with elements of psychology and mythology and serves as a comparative analysis of the hero narrative. Breaking the narrative into three stages – departure, initiation, and return – Campbell differentiates these stages into 17 steps. As stated by the author, the…

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Leadership Development can be a predictable Process of apprenticeship.

By: on November 7, 2021

Eve Poole is a leadership associate in Ashbridge Business School, an author and theologian. She gives a fresh approach to leadership development in her book, Leadersmithing.[1] Leadership development is supposed to be a more precise ‘science’ of preparing leaders to be precisely job-ready and more effectively resourced for the challenges they face, which should result…

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Leadership is about positive change to both the followers and the leader.

By: on November 6, 2021

Simon Walker is a Christian author and teaches Leadership at Oxford University and trains social leaders in corporate, educational and Not for profit organizations in the UK. He draws his thoughts of  leadership from the life and death of Jesus, leadership which places exercise of vulnerability and self-emptying at its summit rather than strength and…

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The Leadersmithing Forge

By: on November 4, 2021

I enjoy reading well-researched historical fiction. To see a particular period of time and cultural context through the experiences of a cast of characters helps me to get a feel for life in that era—the common human challenges and joys and the elements that forge a person’s or community’s character. It gives me a different…

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The Leadership Apprentice

By: on November 4, 2021

Leadersmithing: Revealing the Trade Secrets of Leadership is an excellent practical resource on leadership. Right from the beginning, Eve Poole distinguishes this book from several others on the subject by identifying eight important stakeholders in the leadership ecosystem. These include leaders in training; learning and development practitioners; executive coaches; weary leaders; talents; leaders in transition;…

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Mastery Based Skill Acquisition for Leaders: “Leadersmithing”

By: on November 4, 2021

“Leadersmithing” by Eve Poole is a skill-based book to tackle to ever increasing challenge of raising up and equipping new leaders.  Her approach is practical, and flexible to meet the individual needs of the diversity among the leadership community.  The book itself is divided into three sections: Theory, Practice, and the Appendixes that outline how…

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Templating Works Best With Lemons…Salt Optional

By: on November 4, 2021

Lemons, huh, yeah. What are they good for? Absolutely nothin! Say it again y’all.  The last 24 hours of my life has been one big life box of lemons. However, as the narrator in Jane, The Virgin in the television show says, “but we’re not there yet.” The small blessing is that I read Leadersmithing:…

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Leadersmithing Takes Time

By: on November 4, 2021

In Eve Poole’s book, “Leadersmithing: Revealing the Trade Secrets of Leadership,” she proclaims her book is “for anyone who wants to improve their own ability to lead or to help others.” The book is divided into two parts. Part one is about leadership theory and part two is the application of those principles by putting…

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