Evaluating Current Approaches to Leadership
This book offers a comprehensive evaluation of current approaches to leadership from a discerning Christian perspective. Combining expertise in leadership, theology, and ministry, the authors take a historical look at leadership and how it is viewed and used in today's context. The book is informed by both biblical and leadership studies scholarship and interacts with a number of popular marketplace writings on leadership. It also evaluates exemplary role models of Christian leadership. The second edition has been updated and revised throughout.
About the Author
Bernice M. Ledbetter (EdD, Pepperdine University) is practitioner faculty of organizational theory and management at Pepperdine University.
Robert J. Banks (PhD, University of Cambridge) is visiting professor and associate at the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience, Macquarie University.
David C. Greenhalgh (EdD, Boston University) is professor of education and leadership and directs the PhD in organizational leadership program at Eastern University.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Max De Pree
Preface to the Second Edition
1. Leadership: An Emerging Academic Discipline
2. Biblical, Historical, and Denominational Perspectives on Leadership
3. Spiritual and Religious Dimensions of Leadership: The Ethical Foundation
4. Faith-Based Approaches to Leadership
5. Practicing Leadership through Faithfulness, Integrity, and Service
6. Leadership Development: Leaving a Legacy
7. Governance: Practicing Faith-Based Leadership
8. Christian Leadership in Action: Some Exemplary Case Studies
Conclusion: The Future of Leadership
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
are we trying to fit God into our philosophy of leadership.. or is it informed by and rippling out first from Him? I truly appreciated reading this book.. although I thought it a bit narrow-minded to mainly view/discuss leadership as it pertains to the business world. However I feel it is still too culturally informed in its approach to defining Christian leadership.. still too steeped in the environmentally-conditioned philosophy of leadership. wish the authors had dealt more with the all-consuming contemporary rave of 'servant-leadership.'