Rating

8

Qualities

  • Innovative

Recommendation

Laurie Beth Jones zeroes in on the qualities that made Jesus a successful leader, one of the most respected and beloved in human history. This book introduces you to Jesus, the executive, not Jesus, the religious messiah. The book is not written as a Christian guide to leadership. In fact, it isn’t written as a continuous narrative at all. Jones offers many sayings based on Jesus’ biblical teachings and the qualities he demonstrated. She poses each saying or quotation as a separate lesson accompanied a couple of pages of description and interesting examples. A widely praised, national best seller, this book is engaging, delightfully written, detailed yet concise, and witty. It presents what amounts to a very fleshed-out list of leadership attributes. getabstract recommends this book to managers and leaders, regardless of their religion or cultural identity.

Summary

Omega Management

The Alpha management style is based on the masculine, authoritative use of power. The Beta management style is based on the feminine, cooperative use of power. Jesus used what can be termed the Omega management style, which incorporates and enhances them both, taking their strengths but not their weaknesses. Jesus’ successful leadership and management practices stemmed from the principles that guided his life and teachings. These are very simple principles, which emphasize personal and professional qualities, not religious or cultural beliefs. Thus, they transcend all artificial barriers put up by individuals, groups, or nations.

Jesus had three kinds of leadership strengths. Excelling in all three of these is essential to success in management and leadership:

  1. Self-mastery
  2. Action
  3. Relationships

By looking at Jesus’ teachings, actions, and words, you can learn the Omega management style as evidenced in these three types of leadership abilities.

Strength of Self-Mastery

Until a leader knows exactly who he is, he cannot be effective. Often, you discover who you really are...

About the Author

Laurie Beth Jones  is president and founder of the Jones Group, an advertising, marketing, and business development firm based in Encinada, California. She implements the Omega Management principles in her work with businesses and other clients.


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