Leadership Reconsidered: Becoming a Person of Influence [NOOK Book]

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While books and articles on leadership abound, most of them are written by "successful" men who look at the world through the lens of a Western business model. The standard for success is based on the bottom line--financial growth in both the personal and corporate realms. This perspective has infected Christian leadership literature as well. In Leadership Reconsidered, Ruth A. Tucker calls for a revised definition--one that abandons the love of power and success for the eternal...
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Leadership Reconsidered: Becoming a Person of Influence

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Overview

While books and articles on leadership abound, most of them are written by "successful" men who look at the world through the lens of a Western business model. The standard for success is based on the bottom line--financial growth in both the personal and corporate realms. This perspective has infected Christian leadership literature as well. In Leadership Reconsidered, Ruth A. Tucker calls for a revised definition--one that abandons the love of power and success for the eternal value of legacy.
She challenges the assumption that a leader must by definition have followers, be an extrovert, crave recognition, and dominate others. Instead, legacy encompasses the values of behind-the-scenes influence that are available to everyone and last beyond the grave. This unique and refreshing perspective on leadership is accessible and engaging and will make an impact on anyone who takes it to heart.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585587803
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 563 KB

Meet the Author

Ruth A. Tucker (PhD, Northern Illinois University) has spent more than twenty years teaching and was the first woman to hold a faculty position at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of many books, including From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya and Walking Away from Faith. Tucker lives in Comstock Park, Michigan.
Ruth A. Tucker (PhD, Northern Illinois University) has for more than three decades taught at colleges and seminaries, including Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Calvin Theological Seminary. She is the author of many books, including From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya and The Biographical Bible. Tucker lives with her husband, John Worst, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Pt. I Critiquing Leadership

1 Leadership 620: Introducing the Topic 15

2 PowerPoint Presentations: Leadership Training Reconsidered 27

3 The Ladder of Success: Capitalism and Competition Reconsidered 39

4 Hitler and Thomas the Tank: Bad Leadership Reconsidered 49

5 God's CEO: Biblical Leadership Reconsidered 59

6 Jesus as Model: Servant Leadership Reconsidered 69

7 Martin Luther King Jr.: The "Great Man" Theory Reconsidered 80

8 Personality and Power: Charismatic Leadership Reconsidered 93

9 Girl Scouts and More: Gender and Leadership Reconsidered 105

10 Where Have All the Followers Gone? Submission and Authority Reconsidered 117

11 President of the Internet: Life without Leaders Reconsidered 131

Pt. II Creating a Legacy

12 Legacy 620: Bequeathing a Personal Legacy 143

13 Jefferson and Jefferson: Walk Like a Man 154

14 The Lemon Factor: Good from Bad 163

15 An Earthkeeping Legacy: Less Is More 174

16 Smile When I'm Gone: A Legacy of Laughter 185

17 Tender Mercies: A "Cup of Cold Water" Legacy 195

18 Free at Last: Epitaphs and Graveyard Reflections 205

Epilogue 215

Notes 217

Selected Bibliography 227

Index 233

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