Uproar: Calm Leadership in Anxious Times

by Peter L. Steinke. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

This leadership resource provides specific ways to navigate the emotional processes that emerge during times of challenge and change.


leadership journal at the end of each chapter, examples from a variety of social science fields, guidance from the Bowen Family Systems Theory

Best For

clergy, clergy study groups, seminarians, judicatory leaders, new leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • By reflecting on one’ s own leadership style, develop new skills based on the Bowen Theory: a non-anxious presence, identifying emotional dynamics in a congregation, avoiding we vs. they in conflict situations.
  • Gain clarity about one’ s own vision for the congregation, despite what Steinke calls the “ uproar” and “ disruptions of post-modern life.”

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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