The results of this research determined the predominant models of leadership used by Christians in senior leadership positions of for-profit organizations, and revealed significant attitudinal relationships existed based on a leader's identification with distinguishable steward leader characteristics. The researcher administered the Christian For-Profit Leader Survey, modified with permission from Wilson's (2010) Christian Nonprofit Leader Survey, to 209 Christians in senior leadership positions of for-profit organizations. The survey included eight demographic type questions and five attitudinal questions, containing 58 opinion statements that respondents ranked on a five point Likert-type scale.This research found servant leadership (80%) was the predominant leadership model used by Christians in senior leadership of for-profit companies. The research revealed a minority (19%) of Christian leaders of for-profit organizations claimed to operate under steward leadership. The study concluded significant attitudinal differences and relationships existed between steward leaders and non-steward leaders based on identifiable steward leader characteristics. A leader's self-identification as a steward leader is a predictor of a leader's attitude toward responsibility, authority, accountability, organizational ownership, and concern for the poor.This study presented findings that may be useful in future research regarding steward leadership among Christians in for-profit organizations.
Kent Wilson presents a comprehensive model for steward leadership, where leaders act as stewards or trustees rather than owners, managing resources on behalf of others for the good of others. Designed by a nonprofit leader for nonprofit leaders, this fresh approach to leadership gives you a new focus to lead your organization with excellence.
Despite the need for leadership in Christian ministry, opportunities are often not available to women, because of social, cultural, and perceptual barriers that block their entry into these roles. It was not known how women perceived and overcame social, cultural, and perceptual barriers to succeed as leaders in Christian ministry. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how women perceived and overcame social, cultural, and perceptual barriers to succeed as leaders in Christian ministry.
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.
This comprehensive text for Christians on organizational leadership provides theological foundations while tracing the historic roots of management, organization and leadership theories. All of this leads to five essential challenges and practices--communication, negotiation, decision-making, financial stewardship and personal development.
The writing was a journey into the field of leadership, to introduce new constructs for improving behaviors and attitudes of organizational leaders. The media portrays a dynamic influence for the topic of servant leaders and not leaders benefiting extensive data about types of leaders from general, spiritual, to servant leadership. Metaphorically, if you take a glimpse into a faith-based organization, you will view the composition of a shepherd and sheep of about two thousand that require training with teaching. The twenty-first century gives a view through new lenses, revealing the church to have sheep scattering, some slowly dying with possibly “uncalled” shepherds. The faith-based organization is falling short of God’s Christlike representatives (servant leaders). “The author did an exemplary job for leadership character traits that embody skills, which if applied properly will render a leader of excellence. The resource reflects the author’s conclusion to her research that servant leaders in faith-based organization serving God should influence excellence. The publication is invaluable to transform aspiring and prospective servant leaders to image traits and practices of Christ.” —Dr. Fred Burrell, PhD, religious counsel, Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana “Dr. Young has compiled some noteworthy evidence and research on the ideal type of transformational leadership called Servant Leadership and applied it where it is needed the most: faith-based organizational leadership. I am proud to have mentored this fine scholar as she reached for her very meaningful dreams and turned them into a reality at the completion of her earned doctorate degree.” —Dr. Thomas H. Kemp, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – Argosy University, Orange, California
Servant-leadership may be the answer to the current demand for a more ethical, people-centred leadership where humility, servitude and contribution are key elements. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of current thinking and empirical research of the determinants, underlying processes and consequences of servant leadership.
This book provides a consistent model to understand leadership as a dynamic combination of vision, action, mobilization, and change. It puts servant leadership into a historical and theoretical context while providing a research-based approach and conceptual model that deepens our understanding of the topic. Further, it provides ways to implement this approach to leadership in real organizational settings. The goal is to bridge the gap between scholarly research and the practical realities of leadership within organizations, communities, and society at large. The author presents the Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) and model with research support which will guide students and leaders in evaluating organizational health and effectiveness.
Emphasizing the role of humility, humanity, and service in leadership, the author applies humanist values to the work world, incorporating his own experiences as a Quaker and businessman into this ethically minded guide to becoming an effective leader.
This book provides an evidence-based actionable framework and measure of servant leadership to help management practitioners build effective and ethical workplaces. It explains the reasons why the best workplaces such as Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, Ritz-Carlton and ServiceMaster apply servant leadership. Servant leadership is an intellectually compelling and emotionally satisfying theory of leadership with relevance and application to the workplace settings. Based on multiple rigorous studies in the Western and Eastern contexts, the book outlines the six dimensions of servant leadership and the impacts they have on key outcomes such as citizenship behaviors, job satisfaction, team creativity and innovation, and organizational performance. The book outlines a measurement instrument that can be used for leadership assessment, selection and training purposes and to develop strategies to leverage the six behavioral dimensions of servant leadership at the personal, team and organizational level.
This book explores the concepts from Scripture for Servant leadership and compare these findings with contemporary models of servant leadership. It is an examination of Christian leadership for the contemporary world in its global and increasing secular context. Leadership studies typically view leadership externally from the results. This is a good beginning but leadership needs to also view the inside of leadership in the person of the leader. Scripture is uniquely qualified in this area since its first concern is the person who leads not just in leadership behaviors. The author uses examples from both the Old and New Testament to establish a new shepherd model of leadership that moves beyond the servant mode to the mode of caring direction. This model will provide scholars and researchers as well as leaders themselves with a way of leading that overcomes negative forms of leadership which lead to failure.