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Overview This collection features the best of Ted Engstrom's writings based on his years of experience leading some of the world's biggest and best-run Christian organizations.
Publishers Description Ted W. Engstrom left an enduring legacy of leadership from his positions as president, CEO and board member to many of the most influential for-profit and not-for-profit companies in North America. Now the best on the business of leadership is available in one accessible anthology. "The Essential Engstrom" is a compilation of lessons and stories that he penned throughout his years as a leader. Some of this timeless material has been written for decades, while some of it he wrote just before his death at age ninety. The wisdom and insight Engstrom shares in this volume will aid any leader in better understanding how to define leadership, provide strategies for effective planning, motivating, and communicating, address biblical models of leadership from the Old and New Testament, and cultivate the habits of successful people and processes management.The Essential Engstrom focuses on issues of practical strategy and matters of character that shape and affect Christian leaders who serve in business or Christian ministry. Ideal for educators, managers, pastors, and other Christian leaders, Dr. Engstrom?'s wisdom and personal example will speak to the generation that served with him and to younger leaders who know him by reputation.
From Publishers Weekly Ted W. Engstrom can help you be the leader youve always wanted to be through his book, The Essential Engstrom: Proven Principles of Leadership. In his book, the publisher has collected the key writings of the late Engstroms career, in which Engstrom addressed different situations of leadership that many of us find ourselves in. His main purpose for focusing on leadership was to help us understand biblical leadership and to incorporate it into our secular world.
The question of What is leadership? is asked and answered in Engstroms book. He also discusses the price of leadership and gives different points on how a leader is to get results. The book is divided into nine different parts, each discussing a type of leadership and answering questions along the way along with giving advice on how to succeed in that leadership style. Engstrom, president emeritus of World vision International, past president of Youth for Christ International, an influential American evangelical leader, preacher, astute manager, and author of more than 50 books, knew what he was talking about when discussing leadership.
There has always been a debate on what leadership is. I think that Engstrom sets us all straight when he says, Well, what is leadership? Everyone knows what it is. Or do they? No one seems really to be sure. We are able to define what managers do, but the closest we seem able to come to a broadly acceptable definition of leadership is, it is what leaders do. Then when we try to define leaders, about all the agreement we get is that leaders lead. (p. 7) He supports his theory with part two of the book, which discusses leadership and the Bible. He discusses the Old Testament, Christ in the Gospels, and the Epistles, all the while showing us how leadership ties in.
I thought this book was well written, but seemed intimidating. I thought it discussed leadership very well and in great detail, because it covered all areas from management to being at home with family to having integrity in leadership to generational leadership. I think this book presents a challenge to anyone who reads it to become a great leader in everything he or she does. I think that more men than women would prefer to read this book, especially those over 40. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a career headed toward leadership as well as to pastors and leaders of the church. Mindy T. Kreilein, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2007
Publisher AUTHENTIC BOOKS
ISBN 1934068063 ISBN13 9781934068069
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More About Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom & Timothy J. Beals
At the time of his death, Engstrom was President Emeritus of World Vision International. He also was formerly Executive Director and President of Youth for Christ International. He authored over 50 books.
Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom lived in Bradbury, in the state of California. Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom was born in 1916 and died in 2006.
Reviews - What do customers think about Essential Engstrom?
A terrific resource for ministry leaders Mar 20, 2008
Reviewed by Lori Plach for Reader Views (3/08)
Some people are leaders, while others are better off being followers. From the time we are children we are already looking for others to be leaders. Who doesn't like to be at the start of the line in the popular game "Follow the Leader?" Are leadership traits just inherited? Are some people just born leaders? Or, can true leadership traits be learned? If you are a leader who is looking for principles of leadership and possible ways you can become a better leader you need to check out "The Essential Engstrom."
Ted W. Engstrom uses his experiences as president, CEO and board member of some of the most successful and largest Christian organizations. Where did he get his knowledge about being a terrific leader? He starts with the book with the best ever leader, Jesus Christ. He uses Holy Scripture references to bring out how leadership principles can be utilized. The Bible has a wealth of leaders in both the Old and New Testaments. There are certain characteristics that most all proven and successful leaders have. Do you have what it takes?
"The Essential Engstrom" is a terrific resource for ministry leaders, leaders in the workplace who want to use successful Biblical principles to enhance their positions and teachers who want to instill strong leadership traits within their students. There are plenty of practical strategies within the pages of this book. Anyone can put these principles to use and not be toted as "preachy." "The Essential Engstom" is an essential resource for any leader in the church, workplace or anyone who wants to eventually be placed in a place of leadership.
If you want to "Follow the Leader" you will definitely want to read "The Essential Engstrom: Proven Principles of Leadership" and put Ted Engstrom's principles to use in growing your business relationships and ultimately your faith in your God-given abilities.