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The Leader's Legacy [Paperback]

By David L. McKenna (Author)
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Succession begins before we assume a position of leadership, not when we get ready to leave it," writes David McKenna. Instead of focusing narrowly on how a leader can maximize his or her role, McKenna illuminates a leader's place within the grand scope of an organization's history and mission. "A leader," McKenna informs, "builds upon the past, gives momentum to the present, and leaves the promise of greater things to come." To illustrate this "Succession Principle," McKenna points to "The Greatest Succession Story Ever Told"-that of John the Baptist preparing the way and then stepping aside for Jesus. Artfully weaving together the example of John the Baptist and wisdom gleaned from his own 50 years as pastor, educator, and executive in higher education, McKenna lays out 12 succinct rules of succession, guiding both new and experienced leaders from topics such as: building upon your organization's history and contributing to its ongoing story, perceiving the signals that tell when it's time to step aside, transferring loyalty from yourself to your successor, managing your emotions during your transition, rejoicing in a job well done and celebrating your successor, letting history be your judge. McKenna shows us how to be servant-leaders who prepare the way for greater things.

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"Succession begins before we assume a position of leadership, not when we get ready to leave it," writes David McKenna. Instead of focusing narrowly on how a leader can maximize his or her role, McKenna illuminates a leader's place within the grand scope of an organization's history and mission. "A leader," McKenna informs, "builds upon the past, gives momentum to the present, and leaves the promise of greater things to come." To illustrate this "Succession Principle," McKenna points to "The Greatest Succession Story Ever Told"-that of John the Baptist preparing the way and then stepping aside for Jesus. Artfully weaving together the example of John the Baptist and wisdom gleaned from his own 50 years as pastor, educator, and executive in higher education, McKenna lays out 12 succinct rules of succession, guiding both new and experienced leaders from topics such as: building upon your organization's history and contributing to its ongoing story, perceiving the signals that tell when it's time to step aside, transferring loyalty from yourself to your successor, managing your emotions during your transition, rejoicing in a job well done and celebrating your successor, letting history be your judge. McKenna shows us how to be servant-leaders who prepare the way for greater things.

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Studio: Barclay Press
Pages   172
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   0.54 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 20, 2006
Publisher   Barclay Press
ISBN  1594980071  
ISBN13  9781594980077  


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More About David L. McKenna


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David L. McKenna is a recognized leader in the educational, civic, and religious worlds. As President of Spring Arbor University, Seattle Pacific University, and Asbury Theological Seminary, he brought biblical vision, academic stature, and creative change to those institutions. McKenna is the author of 25 books ranging from Bible commentaries to reflections on contemporary issues. His latest book is entitled Never Blink in a Hailstorm and Other Lessons of Leadership. He and his wife, Janet, live in Kirkland, Washington.

David L. McKenna currently resides in Las Vegas Kirkland, in the state of Nevada. David L. McKenna was born in 1929.

David L. McKenna has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Communicator's Commentary: Mastering the New Testament
  2. Communicator's Commentary: Old Testament


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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Business
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Leadership
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Church Administration



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Leaving a Legacy that Matters  Sep 11, 2006
David McKenna has done it again! This prolific author in the field of leadership theory and application pulls together career-shaping insights on legacy from his senior leadership experiences. His own journey of signicance as well as success enriches the principles he presents so effectively. Utilizing 12 rules of succession, he gives the reader a wealth of teaching based on both theory as well as practical experience. Leaders just beginning their journey, as well as those preparing for the "final transition" into retirement, will find key insights for their professional, personal and spiritual journey. His wit, wisdom, clarity and conviction inspires and guides each of us committed to finishing well.
 

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