Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Still at College for Bishops "Living Our Vows" conference in Richmond, VA. Third-year bishops spent the morning with Bob Bottoms, retired president of DePauw University and an active Episcopal layman, speaking with us on the subject of "executive decision-making with a moral compass." Challenging. The afternoon was with Professor Matthew Sheep of the business school at Illinois State University, who distributed and discussed with us the results of an extensive leadership style survey we had all taken online. Copious personalized results and analysis provide a lot to chew on. After dinner I had a brief one-on-one with Prof. Sheep, and then joined a plenary on the topic of mission in a post-Christendom world (a subject dear to our hearts in the Diocese of Springfield).