Just posted at Leadership Network on the book, The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations.
This is a really amazing book. I was nodding my head throughout, both nervous and excited about the future of leadership. Nervous because it involves a lot of changes. Excited, because the changes need to be made.

I will blog more about this book later, but here is the one chart that really stuck out to me the most. They compare the CEO model of leadership versus the catalyst. Very interesting and insightful, and makes one wonder what type of leader is most effective in the Church. I have my thoughts.


  • The Boss
  • Command-and-Control
  • Rational
  • Powerful
  • Directive
  • In the Spotlight
  • Order
  • Organizing


  • A Peer
  • Trust
  • Emotionally Intelligent
  • Inspirational
  • Collaborative
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Ambiguity
  • Connecting