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.
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
The subject of leadership and managerial psychology exists as a sub-branch of psychology within the fields of industrial and organizational psychology. There still appears to be ongoing debate regarding the core pathology for gaining managerial expertise in professional roles relative to having suitable leadership skills and managerial knowledge beyond the direct daily work involved in organizations. Professional organizations inherently include varied levels of sensitive human interactions, which further necessitates their management professionals to have leadership styles that are adjustable contingent on a given situation. Relative to this edited book, managerial psychology is being utilized in a way that may subsequently seek to develop a series of scientific theory principles where the focus is to develop managerial axioms that advance contemporary existing knowledge surrounding professional management logic. The Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Managerial and Leadership Psychology provides value uncovered by a collaboration of generalists and specialists who bring professional managerial and leadership opinions to light through narratives and research inclusive of fundamental theory principles that can be applied in practice and academia. This edited reference is focused on the enhancement of management research through managerial psychology while highlighting topics including business process knowledge, management in diverse discipline situations and professions, corporate leadership responsibility, leadership of self and others, and leadership psychology in a variety of different fields of work. This book is ideally designed for leadership and management professionals, academicians, students, and researchers in the fields of knowledge management, administrative sciences and management, leadership development, education, and organization development sub-branches or specialty practices.
Effective communication with the African society in the field of missions, church planting, and social development work has been and continues to be a great challenge, particularly to people from western cultural and language orientation. Africans are a "we" rather than "I" and a "depended on" rather than "independent of" society. The worldview of a traditional African in terms of society, relationships, and communication is communal. Certainly, the African perception of communalism affects how they communicate with the people of different cultural orientation. Africa has several cultures and people differ in their communication depending on their cultural orientation. However, there are universal African cultures that act as a framework for understanding key aspects of communication with Africans for successful missions, church planting, and social development work. This book, therefore, provides a strategy of understanding communication with the African society. The discussions in this book provide readers with different cultural orientations unique perception of the African society as s/he may be planning to communicate with the African society for missions, church planting, and social development work, even doing humanitarian ministry in African society. Although literacy levels have improved tremendously in most African countries, most of Africa is not a reading society. It is imperative to understand that most Africans still communicate orally and are not time conscious. Hence, effective communication in African societies ought to be based on storytelling rather than literature distribution, although this is in transition. In fact, Africans are oratory and good listeners. Thus, this book provides an understanding to people of different cultural orientations when they plan to communicate with the people in Africa.
Asian Christian female servant-leaders have faced painful and humbling experiences in their leadership development – at every turn and at every corner. Asian women who are evangelical servant-leaders rarely have any real “voice” in their community. In this book, Rachel Rajagopal enrols ten servant-leaders who, speaking as one, seek to have their collective voice heard, recognized and valued. The testimonies of these women’s encounters with the Lord Jesus Christ and their personal obedience to God’s call, despite their challenges as female ministry leaders, are powerful examples of God using women in his sovereign plan. Many of the hindrances these servant-leaders encountered were simply because God made them women. Dr Rajagopal’s rigorous examination of the Asian social, cultural and theological context in relation to women in Christian leadership allows these stories to jump off the pages and into readers’ hearts. This thorough study not only illuminates the Asian context but is eminently transferable to other parts of the world in pursuit of releasing women into their gifting from God.
Building The Company Every Person Dreams Of Working For And Every President Has A Vision Of Leading. With today's tough economic environment and declining trust in leaders, companies are in desperate need of leaders who can provide the vision, goals, and direction needed to develop and maximize the full potential of their people and the business results. The Journey To Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership was written to help organizations and leaders understand that building a sustainable competitive advantage depends on how people are treated--and the best way to create a competitive advantage is by developing an environment of caring, mutual trust and respect between the leaders and their people.Servant leaders have learned that focusing their efforts and strategy on developing the full potential of their associates helps create a winning partnership for the people and the business. To help leaders develop this collaborative environment, the author shares his own leadership journey both the successes and struggles. He compiles the lessons of a lifetime into one comprehensive document that can help point the way for leaders to the fulfilling life of "servant leadership"-that powerful, almost mystical capability to help people achieve beyond their fondest dreams, while living a life of faith and making priceless contributions to the people God brings into their life. He takes a highly ethical and moral approach to developing employees, leading your business and balancing your life. He provides practical examples of how to build a business of which you can be proud by helping people succeed and achieve their goals which is a time proven way to ensure that you too will succeed.If you are seeking to improve your career, be a leader in all you do, build a business of integrity, or balance your life with better relationships - this book is for you! "A thought provoking and insightful look into the oft en underestimated and misunderstood field of leadership in business; Bill Flint s "The Journey to Competitive Advantage through Servant Leadership" offers a pragmatic Golden Rule guide to being a responsible and inspiring leader. A must read book for professional and personal enlightenment in what it takes to bring the best out in your people and yourself." Dr. Stormy T. W. Hicks, Ph.D., Former President & COO of J.B. Poindexter Co., and ITT Automotive, and Executive Director of Ford Motor Company.
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.