Item description for Transforming Leadership: Jesus' Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values & Empowering Change by Leighton Ford...
Overview The world needs transformational leaders---leaders who buck the system, break the rules, dream new dreams! Ford examines Jesus' ministry as a model and expands on it with the best insights from recent leadership and management books. He vividly describes the six essential roles of a leader (strategist, seeker, seer, servant, struggler, and sustainer). You'll be challenged, encouraged, and equipped to transform your world!
Publishers Description A book for leaders, by leaders, about the greatest leader of them all. In our rapidly changing and ever more complex world, we suffer a crisis of leadership. Leighton Ford sees the growing dearth of bold leaders--in the marketplace, religion and public life. In this powerful book, Ford calls Christians to be transformational leaders. Many leaders work within situations; transformational leaders change situations. Many leaders accept what can be talked about; transformational leaders change what can be talked about. Many leaders talk about payoffs; transformational leaders talk about goals. Many leaders bargain; transformational leaders appeal to a common vision. Ford realizes that desperately needed Christian and transformational leadership will not emerge until we have a model of the transforming leader. And what more powerful example of leadership could there be than Jesus? Insightfully examining Jesus' work and the best recent books on leadership, Ford presents --the leader as strategist --the leader as seer --the leader as seeker --the leader as servant --the leader as struggler --the leader as sustainer Executives, pastors, managers, professionals--all will benefit from this fresh, in-depth treatment by a man who is himself one of the world's finest Christian leaders.
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.16" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.96" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Feb 11, 1993
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830816526 ISBN13 9780830816521
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More About Leighton Ford
Dr. Leighton Ford is a Presbyterian minister, evangelist, and author who has spoken in forty countries and is known as a leader in world evangelization. His focus in recent years has been on the next generation of Christian leadership, and serves as a mentor for emerging global leaders. He and his wife, Jeanie live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Transforming Leadership Feb 26, 2006
Of the hunderds of leadership books I have read, "Transforming Leadership" by Leighton Ford is by far the most inspiring and informational.
An Absolute Must Read Nov 19, 2004
Leighton Ford, leader or leaders, spiritual director, crusader, evangelist, writes an amazing book on Leadership. The whole book revolved around the fact that we must be servant leaders as Christ modeled for us in the 1st Century. Leighton is humble, and strong at the same time in his presentation of this material. You can see the results of him putting this model into practice throughout his life and how God has used him to be an amazing influencer for the Kingdom. Every emerging leader should take note of what is said in the this book, and no pastor should pass it by either. Thanks to the author for this insightful, and compelling work on leadership. Joseph Dworak
Transforming Leadership Jun 27, 2004
Overview: The person and ministry of Jesus is seen as the role model for this study of the qualities of the kind of leadership that motivates, empowers and changes people's lives. After introducing the topic in the first two chapters, we are treated to twelve distinct aspects of the leadership qualities presented by Jesus.
Critique: For the most part, the various chapters are not given in any particular order so that they could have been shuffled and the effect would have been largley the same. At the same time, each aspect is well-presented and connected to corresponding Scriptures set in their correct context and thus reads like a sermon series.
Application: We are reminded that a leader need not lose his self-identity in seeking to be like Christ, but he does need to lose his pride and selfishness as he sets himself as a servant for those to whom he came to minister. If I personally have an area of weakness, it is in the development of a vision that goes beyond the basic premise of the great commission and the making of disciples. It is for this reason that I have in the past (and continue so today) to be content to work under the leadership of others and to draw from and to buy into their vision.
Best quote: Kingdom-seekers are leaders marked by loyalty, for they seek another's cause, by fidelity, for they tell another's truth; by humility, for they accept another's results; by constancy, for their wait another's time; and by expectancy, for they dream of another's glory (Page 97-98).
Excellent Biblically-Based Leadership Book! May 10, 2003
Leighton Ford has written an excellent book for the Christian leader. Among the principles Ford covers include:
1. Treat others as people created by God, not things to be used. 2. A leader has a transcendant purpose and is not distracted from it. 3. The servant leader depends on God's timing and seeks to glorify God. 4. True leadership is marked by servanthood, not lordship over others. 5. Leaders will always face conlict, just like Jesus did. 6. Those who display toughness at all times probably lack inner security. 7. God is more interested in our character instead of our actions. 8. We need times alone with Christ to see if we are serving Him or self.
An excellent and highly recommended book for leaders and aspiring leaders (everyone is a leader in some way)!
Transforming Leadership Jun 2, 2000
Leighton Ford gives a scholarly approach to viewing leadership through the example of Christ.