Organization Development Review, Summer 2021

Publication / OD Review

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) in OD

This issue is the second in the Special Issue series, In an Era of Transformation and Traumatic Disruptions...What Can OD Bring, guest edited by John Bennett and Yabome Gilpin-Jackson. The issue was born out of the desire to serve the OD field, especially since the volatile and disruptive events of 2020.

Available as PDF or read our blog post.

Development Guide for Effective Ministry Competencies

eBook / Development Guide

Development Guide for Effective Ministry Competencies

This guide focuses on the Congregational Leader Behavior Inventory (CLBI), a multi-rater feedback instrument developed by John Bennett for use with the leadership competencies developed by the United Methodist Church for use with their congregational leaders. The tips provide practical guidance to help develop the key competencies of congregational leadership.

Available in eBook format.

The Power of Asking Questions

Reference / The Power of Asking Questions

The Power of Asking Questions

We need to formulate questions that invite honesty, dignity and revelation. There are many forms and purposes of questions. Here are some examples, along with brief definitions and examples.

Available as PDF or read our blog post.

Reference Lists / Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Identity Terms

Identity Terms

Lists of terms to help you enhance your understanding of, and engage in conversations across differences:

Use of Self: What it is, why it matters, and why you need more of it

Article / Use of Self

Use of Self: What It Is, Why It Matters, and Why You Need More of It

Heather Berthoud and I co-authored a chapter of the Collaborative Change Library that is available on the myLibrary app. In this chapter, we define and clarify Use of Self, its development, and application in the context of OD.

Available in the myLibrary app. Use Promo Code: ‘30DAYSCCL’ for a 30-day free trial.

Stories of Success From the Western North Carolina and
North Carolina Conferences 
of the United Methodist Church

eBook / Stories of Success

Stories of Success From the WNC and NC Conferences of the United Methodist Church

Building on the experiences of 15 successful congregational leaders in the United Methodist Church, John Bennett, Ph.D., and Julie Gawle along with five graduate students identify and explore leadership behaviors that support congregational vitality.

Available in Kindle/eBook format.

Leadership in Turbulent Times: The Leaders and the Times – How They Led

Presentation / Food for Thought

Leadership in Turbulent Times: The Leaders and the Times – How They Led

During this 10/29/20 McColl School of Business Food for Thought event, John Bennett explores the life and leadership lessons identified by Doris Kearns Goodwin in her New York Times bestseller “Leadership in Turbulent Times". The session examines the insights and observations of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson and their lessons on transformational leadership, crisis management, and turnaround and visionary leadership during times of turbulence and unrest.

Book / Coaching for Change

Coaching for Change

In this book, a number of coaching and change models are explored with the goal of integrating them into a framework that can be applied to the individual, team, or organization. John Bennett and MaryWayne Bush explain the theories behind both coaching and change and include practical sections on developing coaching skills.

Available on in paperbackKindle/eBook, and hardcover formats.