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Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in Jim and Barry's time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (R) --Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in Jim and Barry's time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (R) --Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart--and offers practical guidance and inspiring examples about how Christian leaders can have a powerful impact in their workplaces, communities, and congregations by bringing their faith into their leadership. In addition to Jim and Barry's foundational wisdom, the book brings together five leaders who reflect on the Five Practices from a Christian perspective. John C. Maxwell, David McAllister-Wilson, Patrick Lencioni, Nancy Ortberg, and Ken Blanchard share insights and stories culled from personal experience and the lives of other Christian leaders who have accomplished extraordinary things in churches, communities, classrooms, and corporations. Their thoughtful reflections on the role of faith in leadership will propel leaders and aspiring leaders


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Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in Jim and Barry's time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (R) --Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in Jim and Barry's time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (R) --Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart--and offers practical guidance and inspiring examples about how Christian leaders can have a powerful impact in their workplaces, communities, and congregations by bringing their faith into their leadership. In addition to Jim and Barry's foundational wisdom, the book brings together five leaders who reflect on the Five Practices from a Christian perspective. John C. Maxwell, David McAllister-Wilson, Patrick Lencioni, Nancy Ortberg, and Ken Blanchard share insights and stories culled from personal experience and the lives of other Christian leaders who have accomplished extraordinary things in churches, communities, classrooms, and corporations. Their thoughtful reflections on the role of faith in leadership will propel leaders and aspiring leaders

30 review for Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge

  1. 5 out of 5

    Brian Taylor

    Recently I had the pleasure of reading Kouzes and Posner's book Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge. While this was required reading for a class I took on Christian Leadership, it was quite insightful and enlightening for me. Within the pages of this very quick read James Kouzes and Barry Posner highlight the five practices of exemplary leadership, which they state consists of "Modeling the Way, Inspiring a Shared vision, Challenging the Process, Enabling Others to Act, and Encoura Recently I had the pleasure of reading Kouzes and Posner's book Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge. While this was required reading for a class I took on Christian Leadership, it was quite insightful and enlightening for me. Within the pages of this very quick read James Kouzes and Barry Posner highlight the five practices of exemplary leadership, which they state consists of "Modeling the Way, Inspiring a Shared vision, Challenging the Process, Enabling Others to Act, and Encouraging the Heart." What I love about this is not only how simple of a read this book is, it gets right to the point of each of the key practices that great leaders possess, why it's important, and why we should strive to incorporate these traits as leaders. What is unique about this book is that right from the start of it, the authors let you know that "leadership is everyone's business". This, for me is the main reason why I am recommending it: If you have a desire to lead If you are a leader If you want to improve as a leader If you have a desire to model the way for those you lead If you desire to inspire others If you wish to enable others If you hope to encourage those you lead If you wish to challenge the process. Leading people always has it's challenges, but having tools such as this resource goes very far in equipping you for the task and enabling you to move from one level to another. I hope that if you choose to pick this up you will equally find it to be helpful and enjoyable.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Henk-Jan van der Klis

    Jim Kouzes en Barry Posner schreven in 2002 de bestseller The Leadership Challenge, waarin ze 5 practices beschreven voor voorbeelding leiderschap:[return]1. model the way[return]2. inspire a shared vision[return]3. challenge the process[return]4. enable others to act[return]5. encourage the heart[return]In Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge graaft het duo, maar ook een aantal andere bekende christelijke schrijvers over leiderschap een spade dieper en reflecteren hun eigen geloof Jim Kouzes en Barry Posner schreven in 2002 de bestseller The Leadership Challenge, waarin ze 5 practices beschreven voor voorbeelding leiderschap:[return]1. model the way[return]2. inspire a shared vision[return]3. challenge the process[return]4. enable others to act[return]5. encourage the heart[return]In Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge graaft het duo, maar ook een aantal andere bekende christelijke schrijvers over leiderschap een spade dieper en reflecteren hun eigen geloof en observaties aan de practices. Het initiatief hiervoor kwam van John C. Maxwell (INJOY), gevolgd door Ken Blanchard (o.m. The One Minute Manager), Bill Bright, Kevin Myers, Nancy Ortberg en Andy Stanley. Na een introductie van de vijf practices door Kouzes en Posner pakken de anderen een practice bij de kop, diepen die uit met bijbelteksten, voorbeelden uit de christelijke praxis van kerk, gemeente, liefdadigheidsinstelling en bedrijfsleven. Vele mensen werden geïnterviewd, zodat een field guide for leaders ontstond. Christian Reflections ontnuchtert menig ingesleten paradigma van seculiere leiderschap-auteurs en brengt leiderschap terug naar haar joods/christelijke wortels.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    READ NOV 2010 Excellent treatment on the five practices framework. The reflections provided by Christian leaders punctuate these practices in meaningful and practical ways. Best quote, "There is no freeway to the future. No paved highway from here to tomorrow. There is only wilderness" (N.P. on Kindle). I would add that leaders do not fear the wilderness and even find comfort there.

  4. 5 out of 5

    El

    This was a very helpful book for anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills. It had practical applications of how to actually implement the techniques provided, not just "be friendly" or "have a goal."

  5. 4 out of 5

    Joseph

    I did not think the approach to leadership was very helpful. It assumed leadership practices then read those practices back into the Biblical text. Helpful to see the culture of American Christian leadership, but not helpful for application.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    Excellent book. We're using this in our church for a leadership training initiative. it's well written and both biblically and research based.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Josh L.

    Simple, linear principles that if lived would obviously go a long way towards influencing others for good.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    It's been a little while since I've read this book (and I do plan to reread), but I still remember that after reading it, I really didn't feel like I needed to look for other books on leadership because it's really that good. The whole book focuses on the concept of servant leadership (what Jesus embodied in his time on earth). Bottom line: I would HIGHLY recommend this book to any Christian in a leadership role (even if your job is just to lead 1 or 2 people).

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mike Riddell

    This was a required reading book for Bible College. Would recommend it for anyone in leadership, thinking about leadership, or works as part of a team. The 5-frameworks of leadership (practices of exemplary leaders) is super interesting, applicable and thought-provoking. The reflection questions at the end of each chapter are worth the price of standard PD day. Will read again!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    Leadership practices to inspire, influence and enable those you lead including a prison ministry volunteer. Although wheelchair bound, and breathes through a ventilator, a female volunteer ministers in a nasty women's prison. She chooses to lead others rather than let her physical limitations define her.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Esget

    There are a few common-sense principles one can draw from this book. It is, unfortunately, long on the power of intuition and short on concrete best practices. Scripture is often used out of context to justify an opinion. It was a short book, which is perhaps its best feature.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Stephani Hannahs

    I had to read this book for a class. I found this book very helpful and one that I will be re-reading as a helpful self-review. If you have dreams of being a leader or even a better team player this is a must-read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Missy

    As a Christian leader, this book is an invaluable tool. Five well-known Christian leaders reflect on the Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge and how it works with a Biblical worldview. I highly recommend this book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bonita Washington

    Excellent guide for Christian leaders. The books helps you to reflect on your leadership style and create goals for yourself and your team. Great anecdotes and instruction that can be easily applied to real life situations.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lynnette

    Lots of very good principles to develop perspective and techniques to lead teams and better yourself. Read for a graduate class. Highly reccomend!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Michael Mason

    Awesome leadership tips from business leaders who are also Christians. Regardless of your faith or beliefs, the leadership principles are sound and applicable.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dave

    The essays are a good summary of basic leadership principles from a Christian perspective. The most important missing principle is the learning habit. Every leader must be in constant learning mode, and the book does not focus on this important leadership principle. If you are reading this book voluntarily, perhaps you already have this habit. If you are reading this book because you have been asked to read it, whether you have the learning habit is an open question

  18. 4 out of 5

    April Disney

    A very good book about what a true servant leader will do. The list they give in the book about what a good leader will do, is what we should all be looking for in our next President and any other leadership position.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mikkee

    Some interesting and overarching thoughts on leadership. If you are interested in leadership, in either a secular or Christian context, I feel you will glean some good insights from this multi-author book. I read it with my work team, and it suits well for group/work discussions.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Aime Dumaresq

    clear and applicable examples of leadership

  21. 5 out of 5

    Raquel

    Great ideas for how to lead!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Drshar

    excellent

  23. 4 out of 5

    Emmanuel

    Great companion to The Leadership Challenge. Help to give Christian examples of how leadership is demonstrated in real-life situations, ministry and secular.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Gerry Czerak

    My copy is a few years old and well marked up, so I'm planning to reread it and get a fresh perspective.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Annie

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carl Holmes

  27. 4 out of 5

    Trevor Binkley

  28. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Sewnauth

  29. 5 out of 5

    Daniel J Lucas

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ifeoma Aduba

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