Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership
  • Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership
  • 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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In this inspiring but intensely practical guide, best-selling author Laurie Beth Jones captures the wisdom of Jesus in simple strategies that are as essential to the spiritual and professional health of business today as they were to the whole world thousands of years ago.

With her signature warmth and wit, Jones will show you how to:

  • Draw on the Three

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Overview

In this inspiring but intensely practical guide, best-selling author Laurie Beth Jones captures the wisdom of Jesus in simple strategies that are as essential to the spiritual and professional health of business today as they were to the whole world thousands of years ago.

With her signature warmth and wit, Jones will show you how to:

  • Draw on the Three Strengths of Jesus for better relationships, self-mastery, and targeted action
  • Create the Omega Style—a new, spiritually uplifting style of leadership
  • Pose soul-searching questions to help reevaluate your role in the workplace, such as: What deed that you've done today would you want to see multiplied? What are your internal anchors? How and when have you turned back to help someone else cross the finish line?
  • Use the Wisdom of the Bible as the cornerstone of each business decision

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567319484
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
11/20/2008
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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