The spirit-driven leader : seven keys to succeeding under pressure / Carnegie Samuel Calian.Material type: TextPublisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiv, 129 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780664229863 (alk. paper); 0664229867 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Christian leadership | Leadership -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Success -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
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Includes bibliographical references.
Pt. 1. Leadership that inspires hope. Creativity -- See solutions when others see barriers -- Cultivate discernment in evaluating ideas -- Pursue visionary leaders and followers : rewards far outweigh risks -- Competence -- Overcome self-doubt : you're much better than you think you are -- Recognize and use your natural gifts -- Be a lifelong student : practice! practice! practice! -- Commitment -- Consider leadership and followership as spiritual callings -- Dedicate yourself to your primary mission : know the difference between skirmishes and battles -- Nurture your passion : conquer self-pity -- Character -- Trust : the trait that must be earned -- Sensitivity : listening to human needs -- Credibility : the fusion of confidence and humility -- Pt. 2. Ways organizations build community. Collegiality -- Connect the dots of our common humanity -- Affirm one another's strengths -- Provide a climate of consensus -- Compassion -- Apply the essence of the Golden rule -- Exercise your generosity of spirit -- Practice dignity without dependence -- Courage -- Step up and be accountable -- Know that leadership is lonely -- Address disappointment with uncommon wisdom -- Be a player/coach -- Afterword: On the highway to the sun -- Appendix: Topics for discussion starters.
"What do Bill Gates, King Solomon, Abraham, and Lincoln have in common? They're all excellent examples of how leaders under pressure manage to succeed. Former Pittsburgh seminary president Sam Calian outlines seven keys to effective leadership under pressure: creativity, competence, commitment, character, collegiality, compassion, and courage. Filled with telling anecdotes, Calian's book asks readers to look not only within themselves but to reach out to others to inspire hope and build stronger communities in trying time" -- Amazon.com.
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