The Bible on Leadership

The Bible on Leadership

From Moses to Matthew : Management Lessons for Contemporary Leaders

eBook - 2002
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Millions have been inspired by the Bible's 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 David's 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 Tom's 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 FutureEach topic concludes with a list of key points to keep in mind as readers continue on their own leadership journeys.
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, [2002], ©2002
ISBN: 9780814426630
Branch Call Number: 658.4092 Wo
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages)
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)

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