Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies

by Jeanne Porter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0806690380

ISBN-13: 9780806690384

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Drawing on stories of biblical women, Leading Ladies presents four models of "transformational leadership" that recognize the leadership styles of women in all walks of life: Intercessor, Midwife, Choreographer, and Weaver. Includes reflective questions for journaling or group discussion.

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Drawing on stories of biblical women, Leading Ladies presents four models of "transformational leadership" that recognize the leadership styles of women in all walks of life: Intercessor, Midwife, Choreographer, and Weaver. Includes reflective questions for journaling or group discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806690384
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction13
Chapter 1Women Have Always Led17
Valuing Difference19
New Bottles for New Wine22
The Images of Leadership24
The Language and Metaphors of Leadership26
Reflection and Discussion Questions27
The Leader as Midwife
Chapter 2Puah and Shiphrah--The Midwives Who Led a Resistance31
The Early Practitioners of Midwifery33
The Principles of Midwifery36
The Plan of Resistance37
Reflection and Discussion Questions41
Chapter 3The Leader as Midwife43
Recognizing Pregnant Possibilities46
Creating Conditions for Birth through Words of Encouragement48
Providing Care and Nurture through Relationship50
Understanding the Timing and Process of Birthing51
Pushing Through the Pain52
Called to Midwife56
Reflection and Discussion Questions58
The Leader as Choreographer
Chapter 4Miriam--The Dancing Leader61
Daughter of Destiny61
Precursors to Miriam's Leadership65
The Leader of Dancers67
The Humbled Miriam69
The Choreography of Miriam72
Reflection and Discussion Questions74
Chapter 5The Leader as Choreographer75
Dancing the Vision78
Developing Dance Routines80
Showing the Significance of the Steps82
Freeing People to Dance86
The Choreography of Leadership89
Reflection and Discussion Questions92
The Leader as Weaver
Chapter 6Deborah--The Relational Leader95
A Woman of Fire95
A Leader in Touch with Her People97
A Leader Who Understands the Issues98
A Leader Who Partners100
A Leader Who Praises102
The Strategic Weaver103
Reflection and Discussion Questions105
Chapter 7The Leader as Weaver107
Patterns of Weaving108
Creating Space for a Vision to Develop110
Helping People Believe They Can Achieve the Vision112
Developing a Strategy112
Praising Progress113
Connecting People and Tasks114
Willing to Weave116
Reflection and Discussion Questions118
The leader as Intercessor
Chapter 8Esther--The Leader Who Interceded121
Being in the Right Place122
Being Open to the Need124
Understanding God's Timing126
Taking Action129
The Power of the Intercessor131
Reflection and Discussion Questions132
Chapter 9The Leader as Intercessor133
Called into the Gap134
Listening to the People137
Making the Connection138
Making the Translation139
Working to Help People Gain Their Own Voice140
Placed to Intercede142
Reflection and Discussion Questions144
Chapter 10From Image to Impact145
Identifying Your Leadership Image148
A New Generation of Leaders150
Reflection and Discussion Questions151
Endnotes152
Bibliography156
About the Author159

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