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Surviving Toxic Leaders: How to Work for Flawed People in Churches, Schools, and Christian Organizations

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Since Jean Lipman-Blumen's The Allure of Toxic Leaders shook the corporate world in 2005, countless articles, books, and Internet blogs have appeared on the topic.Despite such interest and response, no study of toxic leadership had appeared from a Christian point of view until this volume, Kenn Gangel's Surviving Toxic Leaders. Gangel begins by showing that toxic leadership existed throughout biblical history. Making generous use not only of biblical materials but also of contemporary leadership literature, ...

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Overview

Since Jean Lipman-Blumen's The Allure of Toxic Leaders shook the corporate world in 2005, countless articles, books, and Internet blogs have appeared on the topic.Despite such interest and response, no study of toxic leadership had appeared from a Christian point of view until this volume, Kenn Gangel's Surviving Toxic Leaders. Gangel begins by showing that toxic leadership existed throughout biblical history. Making generous use not only of biblical materials but also of contemporary leadership literature, Gangel names the causes and cures of power abuse, cheating, bullying, laziness, and dictatorial behavior in today's leaders.Readers will benefit from Gangel's leadership experience and expertise. He has been a pastor, a college dean (twice), and a college president. Gangel currently edits The Seal, a review of leadership literature. Practical and personal, Surviving Toxic Leaders abounds with stories of real people and their situations. Everyone who has ever had "trouble at work" will benefit from Surviving Toxic Leaders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556350900
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 106
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth O. Gangel (1935—2009) was Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Dallas Seminary, the Scholar-in-Residence at Toccoa Falls College, and a senior consultant with Timothy Partners. He held a BA in business administration, three master's degrees from accredited seminaries, and a PhD in educational administration from the University of Missouri. The author or editor of 55 books, Dr. Gangel lectured in over forty educational institutions worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
What Is a Toxic Leader?     1
It's Tough to Cheat a Cheater     9
A New Pharaoh Has Arisen     17
Time to Turn Off "American Idol"     23
Incompetence Can Be Cured     30
Ignorance Is Definitely Not Bliss!     38
Cruel Leaders Are the Worst     44
Bully for You!     50
"It's My Way or the Highway"     58
Sinking the Sloth     64
Entering the Detox Lab     70
Terminating Toxicity     76
Bibliography     89
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