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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Following the example of Jesus, a "CEO" who built a disorganized "staff" of twelve into a thriving enterprise, a handbook for corporate success details a fresh, profound approach to motivating and managing others that translates to any business.

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Following the example of Jesus, a "CEO" who built a disorganized "staff" of twelve into a thriving enterprise, a handbook for corporate success details a fresh, profound approach to motivating and managing others that translates to any business.

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.
Steve Schroeder
This book may surprise many readers, who, from the title, might expect one more contribution to the genre of religious handbooks for corporate success (meaning, how Jesus can make you wealthy). But the book delivers an often insightful series of meditations on Jesus' interpersonal style, focusing on what set him apart as a leader. In a nonacademic way, Jones has contributed to an academic tradition of leadership studies that focus on characters from the so-called great books. To my knowledge, Jesus has not been a popular subject for such studies, but the success of the movement with which he is associated makes him a plausible candidate. This book's strength lies in its ability to surprise two very different groups of readers: those put off by a title slanted toward corporate success and those attracted by the title's promise of a step-by-step guide to such success. To the extent that Jones comes from left field to surprise both groups, she practices what she preaches. Along the way, she dispenses practical and pithy advice for anyone (whether CEO or not) who works with other people to get things done.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786870790
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
454,000
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Laurie Beth Jones, author of The Power of Positive Prophecy and the national bestsellers Jesus, CEO; The Path; and Jesus in Blue Jeans, is a highly acclaimed speaker and consultant. For more information check out her website at lauriebethjones.com.

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Jesus CEO 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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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
As a Christian marketing consultant, I really enjoyed seeing Jesus as an executive. It was quite refreshing...
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
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.