Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time

Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time

by Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges
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Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time by Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges

"The more I read the Bible, the more evident it becomes that everything I have ever taught or written about effective leadership over the past 25 years, Jesus did to perfection. He is simply the greatest leadership role model of all time." -Ken Blanchard

With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus and dozens of stories and leadership examples from his life experiences, veteran author, speaker and leadership expert Ken Blanchard guides readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. He describes it as the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head-and two external domains-the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this very practical and transformational book.

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ISBN-13: 9781400314201
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 99,303
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ken Blanchard is the coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and fifty other books, including the New York Times business bestsellers Gung Ho! and Raving Fans. His books have combined sales of more than eighteen million copies in more than twenty-seven languages. He is the chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a full-service global management training and development company that he and his wife, Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, founded in 1979.

Phil Hodges served as manager of human resources and industrial relations in the United States business world for about thirty-six years. He is the co-author of three books: Leadership by the Book by Ken Blanchard with Bill Hybels and The Servant Leader and Lead Like Jesus by KenBlanchard.

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tthompson1362 More than 1 year ago
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jmichaelthurman More than 1 year ago
Everyone who influences someone else is a leader. Whether you lead at home, at work, at church, or in another community organization you are a leader. In Lead Like Jesus Ken Blanchard (coauthor of the One Minute Manager®) and Phil Hodges argue that Jesus is "the perfect One to follow as you seek to lead others." (xi) Who & Why? "Who benefits from your leadership?" Blanchard and Hodges want you to know. That question is a key to understanding Jesus as leadership model. If you only want to increase your own personal power and prestige you can stop reading. If you want to lead others for their benefit, this may be a book for you. The Exam Lead Like Jesus challenges you to examine your leadership based on context, motivation and rationale. You'll examine how you lead yourself and others. You'll examine how you use your heart, head, hands, and habits as you discover the Four Domains of leadership. You'll also learn why you should prefer a servant-leader model and why Jesus is the one you should choose. 2 Arguments The authors make a good argument for modeling your leadership after Jesus's life. The follow-on argument is equally well made: if Jesus is the role model for your life, then servant-leadership is the only available path. That is...if you are already a Jesus follower. Impressions Rationale Lead Like Jesus has a weak rationale for the non-Christian reader. I would like to have seen a broader argument for Jesus as a life model and leadership model that would appeal to both the Christian and non-Christian reader. I think Jesus's appeal as a servant leader can serve as tool for beginning conversations across the spectrum of belief. (Hint: way to introduce people to Jesus.) Disciplines I found the discussion of spiritual disciplines to have an identifiable flavor. The discussion will at once be familiar to many North American evangelical Protestants. They aren't "wrong" or "harmful," just presented in a way that may not engage some readers. I would like to see a somewhat broader flavor put forward. Spiritual disciplines are far too valuable in making room for God to work in our lives to be presented in limiting ways. No Primer on Salvation Some criticize the "live just like Jesus" perspective citing confusion between salvation and the transformation process in the life of a Jesus follower. Lead Like Jesus is not a primer on salvation. It is about the positive impact that you can have in your leadership spheres if you model your approach on Jesus's life. It won't make you "more saved," but it will help you lead with greater integrity and build deeper relationships. Why you should read this book: The LLJ framework will help you think of your influence on others in ways that may be new to you. In any case, you will have a fresh view of influence based on what we know of the one who knows more about serving than we can dream of... While I write reviews in exchange for free books from this publisher, I purchased this book at my local B&N store.
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