People-Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval-Motivated Leadership

by Charles Stone. InterVarsity Press, 2014.

This resource identifies harmful patterns of people-pleasing and offers remedies for them, encouraging leaders to be honest upfront by communicating clearly.


identifying people pleasing patterns, pastoral theology, neuroscience, systems theology

Best For



purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Resolve people-pleasing patterns and avoid further miscommunication by using strategies detailed in the book.

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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