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Balance and Boundaries: Personal Foundation 6 of Sustainable Leadership 14007

This fact sheet examines the importance of a Christian leader's work/life balance and boundaries and the relationship with sustainable leadership. Results from the 2011 National Church Life Survey (NCLS) for church leaders who completed the Leader Survey show that those with good balance and boundaries 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. Balance and Boundaries is one area where change can occur - where a leader can examine their own identity, priorities, practices, and relationships to 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) Balance and Boundaries: Personal Foundation 6, Factsheet 1.14007. Sydney: NCLS Research.

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