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Overview What does it really take to add lasting value to your organization today? In Executive Values, Kurt Senske demonstrates how Christian values support long term organizational success. This original and practical guide provides Christian leaders with a game plan for Christ-centered leadership that stresses the development of a healthy organizational culture, values-based strategic planning, mentoring, and balancing professional and personal lives. Executive Values is a must for leaders who want to add lasting value to organizations, employees, customers, shareholders, and constituents, and to society at large. Now, perhaps more than ever, Christian values in leadership practices can help navigate the post-September 11, post-Enron marketplace.
Publishers Description Provides a practical approach to applying Christian values to bottom-line issues and includes suggestions and anecdotes that demonstrate the right and wrong ways of leading organizations.
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More About Kurt Senske
Kurt is president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of the South in Austin, Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Executive Values?
Does the Job Mar 11, 2005
My employer asked me to read this book, and being a dutiful employee, I did. Most of the advice Senske proffers is sound common sense: Do right by your customers, your employees, and your family, and doing good will result in your doing well. The book grows out of modern management literature rather than the Bible, and Senske virtually ignores Old Testament stories that might have been applied to management training. Nevertheless, the Scripture he does use is handled sensibly and without guile. I dropped the book one star for not including an index.
Executive Values Jun 4, 2003
Dr. Senske has outlined very practical applications for leaders of any type of organization. He outlines what it takes to be an ethical and effective leader. He explains how to appropriately respond to challenges and dilemmas that await leaders at every turn. Having served on the board of directors of Lutheran Social Services of the South with Dr. Senske as CEO, I have witnessed first hand the effectiveness of what he outlines in the book. A must read for all leaders!
Executive Values: The "Possible" Balance Apr 26, 2003
Kurt Senske offers a practical wide-ranging approach to balancing the critical issues for executives - the bottom line v. relationships, and family v. career. His ascertain that Christian faith is the point that makes this balance possible offers hope for executives and their organizations, and their families. Executive Values is well researched. Senske has brought together supporting evidence from a wide range of sources in the political, corportate, and non-profit arenas.
A valuable handbook for any organization Apr 15, 2003
Senske's Executive Values is an excellent resource for managers at any organization, profit or nonprofit, large or small, faith-based or secular. This well-researched, compact book lays out the steps one needs to take to ensure that a culture of "doing the right thing" occurs in an organization. He sets out examples of ethical dilemmas every manager is certain to encounter and walks the reader through the decisionmaking process.
Looking forward to his next book!
Executive Values Applicable to All Leaders Apr 12, 2003
"Executive Values" clearly presents the pressures and seemingly conflicting responsibilities experienced by those in positions of management and leadership. A Christian approach to solving these dilemmas is presented in logical and humane ways. Kurt Senske gives much evidence that the "bottom line" is not the highest priority. Not only will CEOs and other executives be interested in this recommended application of the Golden Rule, but I also urge the church professionals - pastors, school administrators, youth leaders - to give it serious attention.