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Overview This newly redesigned edition is expanding to include more than 70 examples from the Gospel of Mark that explore and adapt the individual techniques that made Christ's leadership so powerful.
This newly redesigned edition of The Leadership Lessons of Jesus is expanding to include more than seventy unique easy-length readings that explore and adapt the individual techniques that made Christ’s leadership so powerful. Going through the gospel of Mark, the authors highlight succinct examples of guidance methods that can influence your work, church, or family and change your life.
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 080544520X ISBN13 9780805445206
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More About Bob Briner & Ray Pritchard
Bob Briner (1935-1999) was an Emmy Award-winning television producer and widely respected businessman. He authored eight books including the classic Roaring Lambs. With musician Michael W. Smith, he cohosted the nationally syndicated radio show of the same name. Ray Pritchard is president of Keep Believing Ministries that includes a national preaching ministry, outreach to China, and other goodwill efforts. He and his wife have three sons and live in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Bob Briner lived in the state of Illinois. Bob Briner was born in 1935 and died in 1999.
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Worth keeping in the briefcase Sep 8, 2007
I normally shy away from the platitudes and punditry of self-help and business "rules, tools, & tips", but I saw this book in the uniform sales shop that serves the US Special Operations Command,right next to War of the Flea: The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare, and I could not resist.
This little volume will join The Astonished Universe, a French-English side by side poetry book that celebrates life, in my travel briefcase.
I write this sitting by the window of an old estate in Provance, France, while attending a retreat with four others active in the Collective Intelligence movement. I bought it primarily because it was on sale in the bookstore that serves the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Written by a sports writer and producer in partnership with a pastor, it provides the reader with 52 segments, each consisting of a quotation from scripture, and then a two page double-spaced discussion. I found this book over-all to be thoughtful and practical and not at all "preachy."
The authors immediately drew me in, non-practicing believer that I am, by stating up front that this little guide was a means of discovering and/or reintroducing Jesus to your life. That did it for me, I'm ready.
The book opens with an emphasis on truth as the most important element of both faith and performance, then surprised me by emphasizing that how a leader is perceived is something the leader can never hear too much of.
The authors are at one with Peter Drucker is saying that the best lives are those in which the person is deeply enmeshed in a "calling" and striving to please and serve God while being faithful to their own talents and visions, accountable to others, but never subservient to others.
They distinguish between management, which pays people to follow orders, and leadership, which inspires others to work selflessly in harmony with others. They emphasize that leadership is personal, not at all removed or elitist. One segment stresses the importance of breaking bread with those you seek to lead. At this retreat that I am on, the food--vegetarian and the basics--bread, oil, fruit--is being treated as a spiritual celebration in its own right, so I would add that it is not just breaking bread, but doing so in communion with the Earth that gave us the food, and with one another who seek to save the Earth for future generations.
Among the many bullets that I noted:
* Leaders are disciplined in time management * Leaders use prayer as reflection * Leaders are teachers, and can teach under all circumstances including hostile * Enduring leaders are compassionate * Diversity is good for team building * Core values are enduring, but in practice adaptation is essential * Speak to the masses but nurture an inner core of future leaders * Understand the importance of strategic withdrawals and pauses * Setting for major announcements or intense dialogs are important--airport hotels are pedestrian, retreats with memorable environments enhance and nurture the intentions and goals * Chapter 23 was special for me, after 20 years of dealing with opponents who refused to acknowledge the importance of open sources of information that could be shared: the chapter tells us that visionaries *will* be considered lunatic, even within their own families. This is precisely what happened to me in 1992 when I published an article in Whole Earth Review on the need to create a new national intelligence paradigm that was ethical, ecological, evolutionary, and based on open sources of information instead of stolen secrets. The chapter tells us that the price of leadership (whether direct, of men, or indirect, of ideas) is the willingness to bear with persistent pain and rejection in the face of disbelief and constant attack. * In a separate chapter, the authors tell us that many will know *of* the leader, but very few will really know who the leader truly is. * Expect to be unappreciated, but avoid sharing too much too soon. * Know when to move on, and prepare your successors, encouraging them to move into the world "two by two" so they can reinforce one another and learn from one another.
The book ends with the observation that to be strong is to be in faith, and that in praising God, we should be all we can be within his larger framework.
There are many other lessons and anecdotes in this volume, and I recommend it highly.
Other leadership books I have read and reviewed: The Tao of Democracy: Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works for All Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter Building a Knowledge-Driven Organization The Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values Past and Present The exemplar: The exemplary performer in the age of productivity Leading Minds: An Anatomy Of Leadership The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
EVERYTHING you do, do it to the Glory of God Nov 6, 2006
Having bought this book at my local Clothing Sales on Fairchild Air Force Base, I can tell you that this book, in no way abuses the lessons of Christ.
A follower of Christ is called to glorify God in ALL he/she does. Not just when they are in church or when they are talking about faith issues, but in everything we do. This book takes on a certain aspect of people's lives...leadership. The book doesn't focus on the business world or the CEO of major companies..those aren't the only leaders. Leaders can be in pastors, church group leaders, or even the leader in a group of friends. This book gives a lesson on leadership using the the greatest example of all...Jesus Christ. How one could be offended by this is beyond me.
Points Out Some Interesting Facts Jul 9, 2006
The authors point out some intersting facts in the Bible. In answer to one of the rewiewers who gave this book a one for "abusing" Jesus' teachings, there is nothing in the Bible that says it is abusing anything to pull out truisms and helpisms from Scripture to help yourself in life for a purpose other than getting saved. And although the authors' focus may have only been to help a person becoming a good leader or better, regardless, their use of biblical principles still may encourage pagans (non-christians) to see that the Bible is not valueless or teaches only on certain subjects (salvation, sin, and hell, etc.) and that if it is valuable in that way, then it is not simply a book made my "drunks" or simpleminded persons whose only goal was getting money out of people.
Some things in this book I did not like were the authors' endorsement of Martin Luther and Billy Graham, which could give people the wrong impression that these were good Christian men, and knew what they were talking about when it comes to salvation (the didn't.)
Another error they make is saying that it is necessary to be tempted to become a better leader, (because Jesus was.) That is obviously stupid logic. You don't need to be sinned against (including deliberately tempted to do something wrong) to become a better anything. Imagine a unsaved person actually believing that advice and deciding to use it to improve their son or daughter...
Leadership from the Greatest Leader Of All Time! Apr 12, 2005
This book neatly identifies major themes in leadership theory and illustrates their being practiced and taught by Jesus. While it is somewhat thin, I consider this perhaps the single best leadership book ever written nevertheless. In 200 years this book will enjoy just as much applicability as it does today and it did 2000 years ago. Few other volumes can make such claims. Regardless of whether you are (or hope to be) a military, business, political, ministry, athletic or social leader, this is the first book to read.
After that I know a few hundred you might want to read. For starters you might want to peruse my Leadership Classics list.
Disagree with Pr. Gary Nokleberg from Appleton, WI USA Dec 29, 2001
I have not read the book, so please ignore my rating which I had to fill in because it's a compulsory field. I disagree with Pr. Gary Nokleberg's viewpoint. As a spiritual person, I believe God can meet us anywhere and everywhere (even in the boardroom). If CEOs and senior managers want Jesus to teach them something about leadership and management, I'm sure God is gracious and flexible enough to meet their needs even if these needs appear to be non-religious. Who can tell after having been inspired by Jesus' teachings, these people will not come to a fuller appreciation of Jesus in a later part of their life's journeys?