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Leadership and Management: Distinction and Relevance Keynote Address

Mr. Fred Gluck, Former Managing Director, McKinsey & Co.

THINKING ABOUT PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CHURCH A number of Church leaders (bishops and pastors) have raised questions about the perspective of the Leadership Roundtable on how they should think about their roles and responsibilities in managing their parishes and dioceses. They are particularly concerned with how their temporal responsibilities can be balanced with their pastoral duties and spiritual life, and with the priestly vocations they have chosen. Fred Gluck

The following sections attempt to shed light on the issues raised by these questions by considering the role of the bishop (and, by analogy, the role of the pastor) in terms of leadership and management. Leadership and Management Both good leadership and good management are essential to the long-term success of any enterprise. Effective leadership is necessary to sustain focus on the mission of the organization in the face of environmental changes and to inspire and motivate people and maintain their trust, confidence, and commitment. Effective management is necessary to ensure that the necessary resources to achieve the mission are effectively utilized and to sustain the trust and commitment of the people who supply them. This is as true of the Church as it is of any commercial enterprise. These terms are imprecise in some ways, but Figure 1 illustrates certain important features of each.

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Leadership and Management: Distinction and Relevance Keynote Address by Mr. Fred Gluck, Former Managing Director, McKinsey & Co.

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