The Bible on Leadership: From Moses to Matthew : Management Lessons for Contemporary Leaders

The Bible on Leadership: From Moses to Matthew : Management Lessons for Contemporary Leaders

The Bible on Leadership: From Moses to Matthew : Management Lessons for Contemporary Leaders

The Bible on Leadership: From Moses to Matthew : Management Lessons for Contemporary Leaders

Synopsis

Millions have been inspired by the Bibles spiritual lessons. Now, Lorin Woolfe provides a unique way to view the Bible... for leadership lessons that can be applied to our modern business world. Consider Davids courage and innovation in slaying Goliath with just a stone and a sling; Moses outstanding "succession planning" in picking Joshua; Joseph and the political skills that brought him to the seat of power; and of course, Jesus compassion, communication skills, and vision that launched Christianity (a long-term success by any measure). These are leaders among leaders. Their achievements -- and their inspired methods of achievement -- offer a wholly different perspective on business leadership. For the dozens of Biblical stories presented, the book provides:
• A concise retelling of each story
• One (or more) leadership lessons suggested by each story
• Examples of contemporary business leaders who exhibit some of the inspired traits of these ancient leaders, including: Fred Smith of FedEx, Howard Shultz of Starbucks, Tom Chappell of Toms of Maine (a toothpaste with a mission), Roy Vagelos of Merck, and many more. The chapters cover these universal topics: Courage
• Purpose
• Communication
• Honesty and Integrity
• Power and Influence
• Performance Management
• Team Building
• Humility
• Compassion
• Justice
• Encouragement and Consequences
• Wisdom
• Creating the Future Each topic concludes with a list of key points to keep in mind as readers continue on their own leadership journeys.

Excerpt

‘‘An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.’’

—PROV. 24:26

‘‘Judge me, O Lord, according to my … integrity.’’

—PS. 7:8

James Kouzes and Barry Posner, one of the best-known teams of management experts in the United States and authors of The Leadership Challenge, performed a survey of several thousand people around the world and several hundred case studies. They found that honesty was the most frequently cited trait of a good leader, so frequently cited that they wrote a separate volume about it, called Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It.

It doesn’t matter how noble or worthwhile your cause; if you haven’t earned people’s trust by constantly keeping your word and being true . . .

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