The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus: Practical Lessons for Today

The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus: Practical Lessons for Today

by Charles C. Manz

Paperback(Third Edition)

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In this new edition of the bestselling classic, Charles Manz doesn’t look to Jesus’s teachings to support preconceived theories of how a manager should lead but approaches the New Testament with an open mind to see what insights it reveals for today’s business world. What he finds are powerful lessons that will inspire you—no matter what your religious background—to maintain integrity, live on a higher plane, and ultimately achieve your personal and professional goals.

The third edition is updated throughout and includes several new examples and a self-assessment chapter designed to encourage self-examination and personal reflection. Remarkably contemporary and welcoming to all readers, this book will challenge you to evaluate your own leadership style and to consider time-tested spiritual wisdom that can make you more enlightened and more effective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609940041
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Bk Business Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charles C. Manz, PhD, is a speaker, consultant to many Fortune 500 companies, and bestselling author of more than twenty books, including The Wisdom of Solomon at Work, Emotional Discipline, The Power of Failure, and The New SuperLeadership. He is the Nirenberg Chaired Professor of Business Leadership in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction: A Call to Wise and Compassionate Leadership

Part One: Clean the Mirror Image
Logs Before Specks, or Lead Thyself First
The Last Shall Be First
Cleanse Your Insides
Stop Worrying
Commit to Ethical Behavior
Let Your Light Shine

Part Two: Lead Others with Compassion
Stones Under Glass
Love Your Friends and Your Enemies
The Golden Rule and Beyond
Put the Gavel Away
Gather the Lost Sheep

Part Three: Lead Others to Be Their Best Selves
Prepare the Soil
Be Forgiving—Allow Mistakes for the Sake of Learning
Lead by Serving
Lead Without Blindness
The Value of Pennies
Instill Commitment, Not Greed

Part Four: Plant Golden Mustard Seeds
Practice Mustard Seed Power
Conclusion: Lead with the Power of Golden Mustard Seeds
Don’t Try to Serve Two Masters
Examine Your Reflection
Discussion Guide for The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus, Third Edition
About the Author

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