The Bible on Leadership: From Moses to Matthew -- Management Lessons for Contemporary Leaders

The Bible on Leadership: From Moses to Matthew -- Management Lessons for Contemporary Leaders

by Lorin Woolfe
     
 

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Millions have been inspired by the Bible's spiritual lessons. Now, Lorin Woolfe provides a unique way to view the Bible . . . for

leadership lessons that can be applied to our modern business world.

Consider David's courage and innovation in slaying Goliath with just a stone and a sling; Moses' outstanding "succession planning" in picking Joshua;

Joseph

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Millions have been inspired by the Bible's spiritual lessons. Now, Lorin Woolfe provides a unique way to view the Bible . . . for

leadership lessons that can be applied to our modern business world.

Consider David's courage and innovation in slaying Goliath with just a stone and a sling; Moses' outstanding "succession planning" in picking Joshua;

Joseph and the political skills that brought him to the seat of power; and of course, Jesus' compassion, communication skills, and vision that launched

Christianity (a long-term success by any measure).

These are leaders among leaders. Their achievements — and their inspired methods of achievement — offer a wholly different perspective on business

leadership. For the dozens of Biblical stories presented, the book provides:

* A concise retelling of each story

* One (or more) leadership lessons suggested by each story

* Examples of contemporary business leaders who exhibit some of the inspired traits of these ancient leaders, including: Fred Smith of FedEx, Howard

Shultz of Starbucks, Tom Chappell of Tom's of Maine (a "toothpaste with a mission"), Roy Vagelos of Merck, and many more.

The chapters cover these universal topics: Courage * Purpose * Communication * Honesty and Integrity * Power and Influence * Performance

Management * Team Building * Humility * Compassion * Justice * Encouragement and Consequences * Wisdom * Creating the Future

Each topic concludes with a list of key points to keep in mind as readers continue on their own leadership journeys.

Author Biography: Lorin Woolfe (Somers, NY) is a specialist in leadership at the American Management Association, managing a portfolio of 25 leadership

seminars given hundreds of times annually throughout the U.S.

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Editorial Reviews

BookPage
This is a surprising and thought-provoking book.
High Holidays, 2002 Edition
Rich in revelations and immediate applications, The Bible on Leadership is a book to enlighten and inspire anyone called to lead -- regardless of their personal faith.
Christian Reading
Woolfe provides a unique way to view the Bible-a leadership tool to be applied to the modern corporate world.
Christian Retailer
Woolfe provides a unique way to view the Bible-a leadership tool to be applied to the modern corporate world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814434918
Publisher:
AMACOM
Publication date:
06/18/2002
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
597,972
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

What People are saying about this

Ronald Campbell
An amazing tool for finding a little inner peace. Lorin has connected the lesson's from today's leaders to the wisdom of the ages. Some where in the middle of reading this book I went from a fascinating read on bridging current management practices to teachings from the bible, to a personal alignment of head and heart for my own leadership practices.
— President and CEO Center for Leadership Studies
Larry S. Julian
Lorin Woolfe boldly brings to life a key message: The Bible is the greatest leadership book for today's business leader.
— Author of God is my CEO: Following God's Principles in a Bottom- Line World
David Baron
The Bible on Leadership provides keen insights into management and stewardship from a timeless resource. It gives clear instructions citing chapter and verse on biblical examples of moral leadership. I highly recommend it.
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Christian Retailing: "Woolfe provides a unique way to view the Bible -- a leadership tool to be applied to the modern corporate world. Rich in business insight, readers will enjoy the leadership lessons gleaned by biblical and modern day readers."

Laurie Beth Jones
Lorin Woolfe has built a sound and sturdy bridge between modern day business challenges and Biblical lessons. I read it, and was both enlightened and inspired.
— Laurie Beth Jones, Author of Jesus, CEO; The Path; and Jesus

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