Summary of The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus

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Each chapter this book begins with a quote or parable from Jesus, and goes on to show how his teachings can apply to leadership today. Author Charles C. Manz uses a mix of personal and professional examples to illustrate this principle. His theme is that effective leaders should apply compassion, humility and caring for others to their daily conduct, using Jesus as an example. He asserts that doing the right and moral thing will result in long-term success. Manz avoids preaching or proselytizing, so the book can appeal to a broad spectrum of readers - whether or not they are religious, or even Christian. The text generally is well written, short and to-the-point. recommends this book for those interested in a new perspective on traditional concepts. It offers new ideas (based on ancient fundamentals) for developing a more empowering and effective leadership style.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why effective leaders need to be compassionate, humble and caring;
  • Why employees will strive to meet the high expectations you set if you act out of integrity; and
  • How establishing a firm moral and ethical base sets the tone for your organization.

About the Author

Charles C. Manz Ph.D., is a professor of business leadership at the University of Massachusetts School of Management. His clients have included 3M, Ford, Motorola, Xerox, American Express, the Mayo Clinic, and the U.S. and Canadian governments. He has written five previous books, including the best-selling SuperLeadership



Jesus’ Leadership
You can become a wise and effective leader by applying a "constructive and compassionate approach to leadership" based on the teachings of Jesus and on his positive spiritual principles. This approach requires you to be compassionate, have humility and maintain a sincere...

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