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Steward Leadership

Steward Leadership

Author: Kurt April

Publisher: Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd

ISBN: 9781919895321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Steward leadership is a form of leadership that focuses on others, the community and society at large, rather than the self. Many senior leaders and executives across the globe appear to ‘naturally’ move into a stewardship mindset at a ripe age or when their careers have matured, whereas executives of around 30 years old, on average, are typically focused on their personal self-interests. The authors of Steward Leadership: a maturational perspective, who teach MBA courses around the world, wondered how to develop stewards at younger ages and set about creating a framework for stewardship and its requisite behaviour. Their research was conducted among a group of MBA students, testing nine stewardship attributes: personal vision, personal mastery, vulnerability and maturity, risk-taking and experimentation, mentoring, raising awareness, shared vision, valuing diversity, and delivering results. The outcome of the study, which is explored in this book, provides a base-line of attitudes which were tested against various demographic variables. In addition, the authors interviewed industry leaders from around the world to gauge their perspectives on and experience with the concept of stewardship and some of its dimensions, to gain qualitative insights. The results of their research provide the theoretical as well as consulting tools with which organisations can develop stewards, whether through training programmes, mentoring programmes, coaching initiatives and/or personal development practices. The authors believe that stewardship is a more viable and indeed better alternative to current leadership concepts. This book provides a roadmap by which contemporary and upcoming leaders can be guided into developing their leadership abilities – and become the stewards of the future.

The Steward Leader

The Steward Leader

Author: R. Scott Rodin

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830896677

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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In this book R. Scott Rodin offers a unique and profoundly theologically informed model of leadership forged out of his extensive experience and theological studies. This model is personal, dynamic and transformative for the leaders themselves, for the people they work with and for the institution or organizations in which they serve.

Collapsing Consciously Meditations

Collapsing Consciously Meditations

Author: Carolyn Baker, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583947586

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 636

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As a companion to the book Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times, these additional meditations are for readers seeking profound emotional and spiritual preparation for the impending collapse of industrial civilization. Collecting more than 300 meditations, author Carolyn Baker weaves together spiritual wisdom, inspiration, humor, and a persistent challenge to create and savor beauty in the world, regardless of how bleak the future may appear. This book offers wisdom, inspiration, and a sense of spiritual purpose for anyone who is concerned about the daunting future humankind has created. Instead of quoting discouraging statistics about our predicament, Baker offers a deeper perspective that makes sense of a world that most of the time appears psychotic or even surreal. Through inspiration and perennial wisdom she has created a manual for making meaning and generating joy, especially in situations that feel hopelessly devoid of both. Also available: Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times, ISBN 978-1-58394-712-8.

The Chief Steward

The Chief Steward

Author: Richard A. Borg

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781604775075

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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"The Chief Steward" is a guide to developing the leadership skills needed to create a financial stewardship culture that transforms people into devoted followers of Christ.

365 Meditations in Prose and Poetry

365 Meditations in Prose and Poetry

Author: Reverend Paul Lachlan Peck

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491767849

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

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No one’s journey through life is easy. We all wrestle with issues that can include health, financial, career, and love challenges, which can perpetuate unhealthy thought patterns like fear, doubt, blame, shame, and guilt. In his collection of poetry and prose, Reverend Paul Lachlan Peck shares daily meditations that present age-old spiritual ideas to offer a unique perspective on life experiences and help others overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles with grace, love, and hope. Reverend Peck relies on fifty years of ministry, counseling, and healing to assist others on a quest for peace, health, fulfillment, and loving relationships. From prose that encourages others to feel God’s presence every day to poetry that inspires personal growth, Peck illustrates how scripture can still guide and heal in modern times while motivating spiritual seekers to grow in their faith and believe that they too can achieve happiness in every aspect of their lives. 365 Meditations in Prose and Poetry shares inspirational writings intended to help anyone desiring spiritual and personal growth.

When Leadership and Spiritual Direction Meet

When Leadership and Spiritual Direction Meet

Author: Gil W. Stafford

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781566994484

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Modern church leaders need to cultivate innovative and creative leadership skills, as they navigate today’s post-Christian world, and as their congregations look to them for insight and guidance. Gil Stafford takes a fresh look at this vital need, drawing upon his experience as a college coach, university president, and parish priest, and interweaving them with ancient spiritual practices found within the discipline of spiritual direction. Personal anecdotes help the reader envision their own life-transforming pilgrimage, as they develop into the type of adaptive leader that churches need in today’s rapidly changing world. This book challenges church leaders to foster sacred safe space, holy listening, silence, and wisdom storytelling, in order to create a discerning church community. These techniques of spiritual direction can be applied to every aspect of the church, from small group studies to conducting parish business. Gradually the leader will be able to delegate some of his responsibilities to the congregation, liberating them to be leaders, and rescuing him from trying to be all things to all people.

The Keys to Leading

The Keys to Leading

Author: John Horan-Kates

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434339966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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What do you stand for ? What is the foundation of your leadership approach ? And what's really important to you ? Many leaders know the answers to these questions, but few have expressed themselves in writing on these important leadership underpinnings. The Keys to Leading provides leaders the opportunity to take their thinking to a deeper level. Organized around ten time-honored principles essential to effective, ethical leadership, this journal introduces these keys in a week-to-week format. By quoting respected exemplars and posing important questions each day, leaders are asked to express their thoughts on integrity, commitment, purpose and other fundamental leadership principles. The exercise of writing one's deepest thoughts can be clarifying, therapeutic and often eye-opening. This book is about both what other great leaders have said, and more importantly, it's about what you have to say ! How you respond to this journal can be a transformative experience !

The Ultimate Leader

The Ultimate Leader

Author: Todd A. Phillipy

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781615799015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Synopsis: It is time for a leadership revolution. The old days of command-and-control leadership are over. The new movement of empowering leadership has arrived, and it is servant leadership. Todd Phillipys newest book will empower you personally and professionally by examining the principles and practices of The Ultimate Leader, Jesus Christ. In just three short years, Jesus became the most influential leader in history by serving rather than being served. If you have been inspired by the life and teachings of Christ, then you need to read this book. Endorsements: Todd Phillipys answer to the complexities and nuanced crucibles of leadership so common to the present age is one of faith, discipline, excellence, and hope. He is fearless in his conceptualizations, a writer who illumines what needs to be illumined, a leader of uncommon giftedness. Read this book and enjoy the processes of life, growth, and healing leadership culture. ~Shann Ferch, Ph.D., Professor of Leadership, Gonzaga University I highly recommend this book for all those on the journey of leadership. In the search for how to lead, this book offers not only theoretically sound insights, but also practical and digestible insights that will speak to the heart. This book is not limited to one industry, but is applicable to all facets of leadership, whether in a church, a business, or any other setting; all while providing a depth of understanding to all that read. ~Dr. Kathleen Patterson, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, Regent University The Ultimate Leader will make you an empowering leader, while giving you a dramatic view of the greatest leader of all. Phillipy provides a kind of how-to manual for succeeding as a true servant leader internally, externally, and for eternity. ~Dr. Kent Ingle, College of Ministry Dean, Northwest University Leaders and those in the business of developing leaders are constantly asking, what is the voice of the emerging generation and what do they expect of leaders. As a member of the emerging generation himself, Phillipy has an important take on leadership, empowerment, and on what leadership could and should be about. ~Dr. Robert McKenna, Chair, Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Seattle Pacific University and author of Dying to Lead.