Our next presentation is on November 15th with potluck dinner at 6:00p, presentation/discussion from 6:30-7:30pm, followed by Evening Prayer. The Rev. Dr. Phil Johnson will be speaking on Lead Like a Heretic: How to Challenge the Status Quo – and Thrive. What do Pope Francis, Florence Nightingale, and Steve Jobs have in common? They’re all heretics. And we desperately need heretics to rise to the challenge of workplace disengagement. In his book, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, marketing guru Seth Godin contends that “Heretics are the new leaders. The ones who challenge the status quo, who get out in front of their tribes, who create movements….Suddenly, heretics, troublemakers, and change agents aren’t merely thorns in our side – they are the keys to our success.” Heretics lead from the inside-out. “If a man loses pace with his companions,” reflected the American philosopher Henry David Thoreau, “perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away.” Lead like a Heretic is a guide book for leaders at all levels to hear their inner “drummer,” and fully engage, fully energize, and fully empower followers. Lead like a Heretic will inspire, challenge, and encourage leaders to make a world of difference.