How do you avoid energy leaks? Do you really know your resources? How visible are you as a leader? Do you use the WOWSE principle? Do you prefer to spend time with the little guys or the big guys? What tangible things have you given people to remember you by? As a leader, what are you afraid of? What bad things in your life right now could be turned into good? Are you willing to look foolish?
JESUS, CEO, by Laurie Beth Jones, examines just how Jesus took a bunch of unlikely characters from unknown places and ordinary livelihood activities and formed them into a team that was able to convey his vision and mission to the world in such a powerful way that now, 2000 years later, we are still being transformed by that message. The dream of every leader!!
The author calls Jesus’ leadership style “Omega” management, a leadership style based on three strengths: self-mastery, action and relationships. She identifies 86 aspects in these three areas that influence one’s leadership prowess. After a brief discussion of each aspect, a set of reflective questions is given to enable the reader to examine his/her own leadership effectiveness in that area. The serious reader can only improve as he absorbs the lessons in this highly readable and interesting book.
JESUS, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership
By Laurie Beth Jones (Hyperion, N.Y., c1995)