Leadership Training in the Monastic Context: Experiences and Future Challenges
In this chapter the Abbot Primate Emeritus of the Benedictines issues a strong plea regarding the need for continuing education in leadership. But he also identifies major challenges in convincing the leaders in its implementation. There is still the widespread assumption that we do not need it, or we can do it ourselves. He also refers to the huge variety of the Benedictine communities: Some places are flourishing astonishingly, others are in decline. It means there is hope—even in tough times.