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Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge

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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, ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Jossey-Bass (first published 2004)
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Brian Taylor
May 21, 2015 Brian Taylor rated it really liked it
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 ...more
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 ...more
Jul 24, 2011 Stephen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.
May 10, 2014 El rated it really liked it
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."
Sep 17, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. We're using this in our church for a leadership training initiative. it's well written and both biblically and research based.
Josh L.
Feb 01, 2015 Josh L. rated it really liked it
Simple, linear principles that if lived would obviously go a long way towards influencing others for good.
May 02, 2014 Dave rated it liked it
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
Dec 22, 2011 Mikkee rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 04, 2013 Joseph rated it did not like it
Shelves: culture, leadership
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.
April Disney
Jun 19, 2012 April Disney rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 01, 2009 Emmanuel rated it liked it
Great companion to The Leadership Challenge. Help to give Christian examples of how leadership is demonstrated in real-life situations, ministry and secular.
Gerry Czerak
Oct 04, 2011 Gerry Czerak marked it as to-read
My copy is a few years old and well marked up, so I'm planning to reread it and get a fresh perspective.
Aime Dumaresq
Jan 21, 2014 Aime Dumaresq rated it it was amazing
clear and applicable examples of leadership
Apr 13, 2013 Raquel rated it it was amazing
Great ideas for how to lead!
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