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Integration: Personal Foundation 4 of Sustainable Leadership 14005

This fact sheet looks at the issue of personal 'integration' in the life of the Christian leader and its relationship with sustainable leadership. This is the fourth of six Personal Foundations of Sustainable Leadership outlined by NCLS Research. The second 3 can be grouped under the heading 'How we live' - qualities that reflect our current situation as well as our priorities and choices within it. Leader Survey results from the 2011 National Church Life Survey (senior leaders) show that those strong in this area are more likely to be thriving in ministry rather than burning out. NCLS Research has conducted extensive research into sustainable leadership - avoiding burnout and moving from surviving to thriving in ministry. Most church leaders face many challenges in ministry and also experience many encouragements. Numerous factors need to be taken into account to understand why some leaders struggle while others manage well. Some factors may be difficult or even impossible to change. Integration is one area where change can occur - where a leader can examine their own identity, priorities, practices, and relationships and consider what could be different and how positive results could flow.

Author/s: Sterland, S., Powell, R.

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Powell, R., (2011) [computer file], 2011 NCLS Leader Survey. Sydney, Australia: NCLS Research. Sterland, S. (2014) Integration: Personal Foundation 4, Factsheet 1.14005. Sydney: NCLS Research.

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