The Bible on Leadership

From Moses to Matthew -- Management Lessons for Contemporary Leaders

The Bible on Leadership

Author: Lorin Woolfe
Pub Date: June 2002
Print Edition: $18.95
Print ISBN: 9780814434918
Page Count: 208
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814426630

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Overview

"Moses on vision.

John the Baptist on communication skills.

Queen Esther on political know-how.

Great leaders from the Bible have powerful lessons to teach today’s business leaders."

Millions have been inspired by the Bible’s spiritual lessons. Now, Lorin Woolfe provides a unique way to view the Bible . . . for leadership lessons that can be applied to our modern business world.

Consider David’s courage and innovation in slaying Goliath with just a stone and a sling; Moses’ outstanding ""succession planning"" in picking Joshua; Joseph and the political skills that brought him to the seat of power; and of course, Jesus’ compassion, communication skills, and vision that launched Christianity (a long-term success by any measure).

These are leaders among leaders. Their achievements -- and their inspired methods of achievement -- offer a wholly different perspective on business leadership. For the dozens of Biblical stories presented, the book provides:

* A concise retelling of each story

* One (or more) leadership lessons suggested by each story

* Examples of contemporary business leaders who exhibit some of the inspired traits of these ancient leaders, including: Fred Smith of FedEx, Howard Shultz of Starbucks, Tom Chappell of Tom’s of Maine (a “toothpaste with a mission”), Roy Vagelos of Merck, and many more.

The chapters cover these universal topics: Courage * Purpose * Communication * Honesty and Integrity * Power and Influence * Performance Management * Team Building * Humility * Compassion * Justice * Encouragement and Consequences * Wisdom * Creating the Future

Each topic concludes with a list of key points to keep in mind as readers continue on their own leadership journeys.

About the Author

Lorin Woolfe (Somers, NY) is a specialist in leadership at the American Management Association, managing a portfolio of 25 leadership seminars given hundreds of times annually throughout the U.S.

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