Leadership in Christian perspective : biblical foundations and contemporary practices for servant leaders / Justin A. Irving and Mark L. Strauss.Material type: TextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, Description: v, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781540960337; 1540960331Subject(s): Leadership -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityDDC classification: 253 LOC classification: BV4597.53.L43 | I78 2019
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
A fresh look at empowering leadership -- Beginning with authentic and purposeful leaders -- Modeling what matters: practice 1 -- Engaging in honest self-evaluation: practice 2 -- Fostering collaboration: practice 3 -- Understanding the priority of people -- Valuing and appreciating: practice 4 -- Creating a place for individuality: practice 5 -- Understanding relational skills: practice 6 -- Navigating toward effectiveness -- Communicating with clarity: practice 7 -- Providing accountability: practice 8 -- Supporting and resourcing: practice 9.
Leadership in Christian Perspective brings the best of leadership theory and research together with biblical reflection and examples of leadership in action. Combining expertise in leadership studies and biblical studies, Justin Irving and Mark Strauss explore how leadership models have moved from autocratic and paternalistic leader-centered models toward an increased focus on followers. They show how contemporary theories such as transformational leadership, authentic leadership, and servant leadership take an important step toward prioritizing and empowering followers who work with leaders to accomplish organizational goals.Organized around "nine empowering practices," this practical guide is accessible to all Christian students of leadership. It integrates solid research in leadership studies with biblical and theological reflection on the leadership ideas that are most compatible with Christian faith, making it an important resource for professors and students in leadership and pastoral theology courses, pastors and church leaders, and Christian business leaders.