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.
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.
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.
"In the NIV Leadership Bible, you’ll learn from both ancient and contemporary experts in leadership theory. This Bible is designed around 52 “Home Pages” that offer topical studies divided into three categories: personal development, relationships, and skills. It’s true! You can spend just 15 minutes a day to increase your leadership effectiveness. Plus, it’s organized so that you can easily look up related verses when you’re looking for guidance on a specific topic. Each week, you'll cover a specific leadership topic. One week, you’ll study a personal quality such as Courage, Humility, or Vision. Another week will hold lessons about practical skills like Conflict Management or Systems Thinking. You’ll also find relevant topics relating to interpersonal relationships such as Healthy Alliances, Power and Influence, and Servant Leadership. This edition includes helpful tools to help you grow as you lead others: Complete NIV text • Book Introductions underscore key leadership concepts • Home Pages and Daily Studies offer 52 weeks of studies on important leadership topics • Study Windows reinforce your understanding of Biblical leadership • Character Profiles show how personal attributes of biblical characters affected their relationships • Topical Index helps you find verses on particular subjects • Character Profile Index • Bibliography Order your NIV Leadership Bible today, and reinvigorate your leadership skills day by day. This Bible offers supplemental information on the following topics: Character, Commitment, Courage, Dependence, Humility, Integrity, Obedience, Priorities, Purpose, Self-discipline, Values, Vision, Wisdom, Encouragement, Exhortation, Alliances, Interpersonal Relationships, Power, Leadership, Accountability, Change, Innovation, Communication, Conflict Management, Decision Making, Double-loop Learning, Empowerment, Justice, Organization, Long-range Planning, Human Resources, Problem Solving, Excellence, Rewards, Situational Leadership, Stress Management, Structure, Organization, Systems Thinking, Team Building, Time Management"
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.
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.
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 !
In her second published prayer book, Prophetess Alicia Brown, Th.D., reveals her disciplines and prayer blueprints she has used for over twelve years, for meditative prayers to the Father. After reading many meditation prayer books, she was not able to find one that teaches about meditating on the Most High God and His Word. In this book, she teaches the disciplines of one who wants to live a life of closeness to the Father. She also provides 40 meditative scriptures and short prayers to utter while meditating, to get you started in a life of meditating on the Father and His Holy Word. The Morning Meditations Revelation Journal accompanies the Morning Meditations book as a part of the meditative prayer curriculum she has written. If you want to learn some of the prayer disciplines of a prophetic vessel that keeps your ear to the mouth of God, then this is the book set for you. Please be blessed by the scribal ministry of Prophetess Alicia Brown, Th.D. www.aliciabrown.org