To Lead as Jesus Led, by Stephan, Eric G.
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- ISBN: 9781555179939 | 1555179932
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/1/2006
he world is desperately in need of selfless, Christlike leadership.The world has seen countless leaders: kings, priests, emperors, generals, preachers who led tiny flocks, and warriors who led mighty armies. Yet in all the ages of the earth, from the kings of Europe to the heads of families, a single leader stands out as the One who has had the greatest impact the world has ever known: a humble man named Jesus of Nazareth.What elements combine to create the perfect leader? Using Jesus as the example, authors Eric Stephan and R. Wayne Pace answer this question in to Lead as Jesus Led. When their search through volumes on leadership failed to capture the essence of true leadership, they decided to turn to the scriptures. There they found the truth, and now they reveal the important elements of successful leadership.With valuable suggestions taken straight from the scriptures, they will help the reader to weed out common misconceptions about leadership and narrow the focus of what leadership really is. Readers will also learn to exercise principles of good leadership and, most important of all, take the steps necessary to becoming the kind of person others will want to follow.To Lead as Jesus Led will prove to be an important addition to the library of anyone who wishes to become more like Jesus in their associations with friends, family, and all those they come in contact with.Reviews -Two emeritus BYU professors of organizational leadership have teamed up to write this slim volume, to Lead as Jesus Led. the authors have studied the scriptures with their topic in mind, and have organized their results into following chapters: 1. the First Key: Treat Others as Friends 2. the Second Key: Create a Positive Force 3. the Third Key: Invite Others to Follow 4. the Fourth Key: Enable Followers to Act 5. the Fifth Key: Strengthen YourselfEach chapter s topic is expanded using examples from the life of Christ, along with explanation, instruction, and general applications.In many ways, this book reads like a church manual. Unlike popular LDS inspirational writers, these authors don t tell many stories from their own lives. Neither do the authors claim to give any ground-breaking analysis. Rather, they have plainly and modestly categorized the scriptural evidence on the topic, and have begun to show how the accompanying principles could be applied in a modern setting.Although this book s pace will probably not hold the interest of a casual reader, an earnest seeker will be able to use this book to gain insight and understanding on this important topic. and even the casual reader couldn t help but gain a few gems of wisdom by skimming through sections of this Christ-centered text. Holly Jones