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InTrust-now-logo.jpg November 30, 2010
   

Stereotypes not permitted

The first goal I set after becoming president of Louisville Seminary was to visit with every current board member and every faculty member, all of our staff, and as many current students as are available, as well as many past members of the board, alums, pastors, other church leaders, and friends of our school, within the first year of my presidency.

I am eight weeks into the project, and we are well on our way.

We might call this "elementary education for the new president." I want to tell you a little about what I'm learning. But to do that, I need to frame this learning by telling you what I'm unlearning.   

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Plug-and-play theological educationEdupunk 4

Edupunks are part of the up-and-coming generation of students. They think outside the educational boxes that institutions provide for them, finding sources of knowledge and authentic experience wherever they may.

While edupunks might still matriculate at an institution of higher learning, they are on the lookout for what they really want and need, wherever they can find it.

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Gaining power by not having all the answers  

There are two kinds of power, writes Warren Bennis. There's "positional power," which is the kind of power that organizations confer on their leaders. And there's "personal power," which he defines as "influence based on voice." 

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