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The Leadership Paradox: A Challenge to Servant Leadership in a Power Hungry World

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"Loren Cunningham's dream began with a vision--waves of young people moving out across the continents announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Decades later, Loren's vision has grown into an interdenominational movement of Christians from around the world who are dedicated to presenting the gospel to this generation. Loren speaks and teaches internationally, and his missi ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by YWAM Publishing
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Joy
Mar 27, 2012 Joy rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! I was required to read this for a leadership course I'm part of, but it wasn't a boring read at all! The author focuses on the leadership Jesus as the ultimate model for servant leadership. He uses fictionalized accounts from people surrounding Jesus [Peter, James, John, the woman with the alabaster box] to really capture the paradox of His leadership. Jesus didn't come to be served but to serve. Each chapter is filled with practical leadership principles, examples and discussion ...more
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Aug 12, 2013 Neil Coulter rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Leaders in Christian missions organizations

When I pick up a book on leadership, it's because I feel like I should, not because I really want to. There's almost always something else on my to-read list that looks more inspiring. In my time as an administrator, I have disciplined myself to read something about leadership at least every month or two. Even though I find much of this kind of literature bland and repetitive, I want any resident wisdom from these books to soak into the way I lead and help me grow and develop as a leader (and, f

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Andy Hickman
Jan 28, 2015 Andy Hickman rated it liked it
Challenging & refreshing.

“When being is divorced from doing, pious thoughts become an adequate substitute for washing dirty feet.” quote by Brennan Manning. (p105)

“When words predominate, actions are slighted. When actions predominate, words bear witness. Your actions speak so loud, I can't hear what you're saying.” - Denny Gunderson (p108)


Gunderson, Denny. The Leadership Paradox – A Challenge to Servant Leadership in a Power Hungry World. Seattle, WA: YWAM Publishing, 1997.
Colleen
Jun 16, 2012 Colleen rated it really liked it
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A humble and Biblical view of leadership. True to the model of leadership our Lord Jesus Christ gave us. Edited-to-add: Three years after finishing this book, I'm adding a star to my rating based on the number of times I think about something I learned in this book and the effect it has had on my motivations to serve those I lead.
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If you like the gospel of John, you'll probably like this.
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