Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership

Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership

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by Laurie Beth Jones
     
 

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A revolutionary new audio program that will guide business leaders into the next century!
He gave them a vision of something larger than themselves.

The world is changing at almost breakneck speed, and the leaders who succeed will be those who can marshal their most powerful resources in the most effective ways. With principles embedded in

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A revolutionary new audio program that will guide business leaders into the next century!
He gave them a vision of something larger than themselves.

The world is changing at almost breakneck speed, and the leaders who succeed will be those who can marshal their most powerful resources in the most effective ways. With principles embedded in spirituality, ethics and strength, acclaimed motivator Laurie Beth Jones brings us Jesus, CEO — a bold yet sensitive inspirational guide for leadership success.
After years in business, Jones was struck by the notion that Jesus' leadership approach ran counter to most of today's management styles. In Jesus, CEO, she explains that by harnessing the three strengths behind Jesus' leadership techniques (the strengths of self-mastery, action, and relationships), we can become the empowered leaders that the next millenium will require.
Following the example of Jesus — a "CEO" who took a disorganizied "staff" of twelve and built a thriving "enterprise" — Jesus, CEO details a simple, profound, fresh, and often humor-filled approach to motivating and managing others.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Management consultant Jones draws on the leadership techniques of Jesus Christ to provide guidance tips on inspiring and managing others. (Apr.)
Library Journal
The author, the owner of a marketing, advertising, and business development firm, examines the life of Jesus and gleans from it useful advice for leaders of businesses and other formal organizations. She observes that Jesus was particularly strong in three areas: self-mastery, action, and relationships. Using each of these strengths as a title for a section in the book, she reflects on various aspects of his life and teachings. Although some Christians might be surprised by some of her theological interpretations, e.g., one chapter is titled "He Kept in Constant Contact with his Boss," others will find this book a novel approach to the old problem of making Christian teachings relevant to modern organizational life. A similar but nonreligious approach to encouraging humane leadership is Keshavan Nair's A Higher Standard of Leadership: Lessons from the Life of Gandhi (LJ 12/1/84). Recommended for public libraries. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/94.]-Andrea C. Dragon, Coll. of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743535991
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Beth Jones is an internationally recognized best-selling author, speaker, inspirational life coach, and trainer—offering small group, online, and one-on-one training. Previous titles have spent more than thirteen months on the Businessweek bestseller list and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Magazine, CNN Financial, and more.

A business-development coach and consultant to CEOs and organizations, Laurie Beth has conducted training or provided leadership products for major companies including Tyson Foods, Purina-Nestle, Neiman Marcus, Pfizer, Citi Financial, and American Express.

Laurie Beth Jones is an internationally recognized best-selling author, speaker, inspirational life coach, and trainer—offering small group, online, and one-on-one training. Previous titles have spent more than thirteen months on the Businessweek bestseller list and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Magazine, CNN Financial, and more.

A business-development coach and consultant to CEOs and organizations, Laurie Beth has conducted training or provided leadership products for major companies including Tyson Foods, Purina-Nestle, Neiman Marcus, Pfizer, Citi Financial, and American Express.

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Jesus CEO 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
CassandraCC More than 1 year ago
Jesus CEO is profound and simple. The chapters are very short, but provoking and applicable whether you are a CEO or not. (We're all CEOs of our own lives.) Someone gave me a copy six (yes, 6) years ago, and I only recently got into it. Now I want to order it for family and friends. Laurie Beth Jones is new to me, but I definitely want to look at her other books. So insightful, but easy to understand. Two thumbs up!
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This was not what I expected. Would have like more on Jesus and less on other subjects
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jesus CEO is an insightful, thought-provoking look at Christ. Laurie Beth Jones shows us that the example of Jesus is a well-spring for moral reflection that never runs dry. This was an early inspiration to me in my own writing journey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Christian marketing consultant, I really enjoyed seeing Jesus as an executive. It was quite refreshing...
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a team leader, I am always on the lookout for good paradigms on leadership. This book is written in a reader-friendly, biblically-based, and extremely useful manner. Other than the 'leadership' section of 'With Joseph in the University of Adversity', this one of the few leadership exemplars based upon a biblical character. These characteristics of leadership are truly applicable to our contemporary world, yet gleaned from the life of Christ, and done well. Should be a must-read in business schools!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It really shows you the characteristics of Jesus as a leader, which you can apply to your position as a leader of a company, or even just everyday life as a leader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The principle is simple, the foundation credible and the application ¿ remarkable. Principles of effective business can best be demonstrated by Christ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son the Business man gave me,'the Artist', this book. I did not put it down.I read thru the night till I finished it. Started marking pages and carried it around with my Bible. My power was not with in my reach with my old thinking. LB Jones opened my heart and God opened the doors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To be successful in life, you have to know who you are and why you are here. To be happy in life, you need to be 'in love'. This book shows you 85 personality/lifesyle aspects of the most wonderfully successful person who ever lived, Jesus Christ. As you read this book, you will fall in love with Him and feel beautiful about yourself at the same time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was searching for all the right tools to make me an effective leader in my startup. My business partner Shigeru Kawaguchi recommended that I read Jesus, CEO. I told him that I needed to know the lessons learned from a strong successful female leader. Within hours I received a copy of Jesus, CEO. I am a minority and a female in the information technology field. I have no alternative but to have the right stuff. Especially, since I am not good at B.S. I knew that I needed some guidance and did not want to turn out like the incompetent, screaming and ignorant leaders I have had the opportunity to work with. This book helped me understand why some people are not leaders and why I am! This book helped me realize that I am my I am and to lead like Jesus. This book is exactly what I needed to motivate me to a higher level. Thanks Shigeru for your recommendation and THANK YOU LAURIE BETH JONES YOU ARE A BLESSING.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a christian and teacher in the public school system. The two attributes are very often immiscible. This book teaches how to incorporate Jesus' principles of leadership into everyday life as he so successfully did even though he and we, as christians are 'not of this world'. I use the book as a daily devotional to accompany my bible. The questions at the end of each chapter are very thought provoking as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This wonderful book articulates some of the greatest principals of leadership ever written. It is unfortunate that the author used this topic to promote herself and her other services through none too subtle references to her directorships and other attributes. Not surprisingly the information on how to contact her for such an engagement is at the end of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In addition to reading the Bible, this book helps provide some terrific insight and inspiration with a positive and unique twist. A MUST HAVE for a Christian business person's library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a upper-level manager, I have recommended this book to all of my first line supervisors. The success and following of Christ is unquestionable. If each of us possessed a small fraction of his insightful leadership skills, corporate bickering / rivaly / dissension would melt away in an instant. The building up of our fellow man should always be our ultimate goal - business success is natural outpoaring of this goal! Jesus CEO is a wonderful guide through the scripture that enabled me to turn my 'corp' heart closer to God.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book shows one if closely follows jesus then it not only helps you spiritually but also you are bound to be a champion in your walk of life. For because he never failed even you would never fail with his knowledge and power coming in you.