The research topic for this paper focuses on three subject areas from Chapter 4 of the text book, “Organizational Management and Leadership, A Christian Perspective”, that seemed most important (Satterlee, 2009). First, vision is an important leadership characteristic because it establishes purpose and sets the path to the future for the entire organization. Second, servant leadership is an important model for leadership as it results in a collaborative culture where all levels of employees are likely to work together to achieve goals. Finally, change leadership is important as change is inevitable and the longevity of an organization can be determined by how effectively change is managed.
As a leader you think of someone who possesses a number of qualities, enthusiasm, good judgment, intelligent, a people person and a great speaker.
A sentiment common to almost any organization is that the one fact that remains constant is change. As society changes, and human understanding grows, any organization that maintains a static posture, assures its demise. Churches and Christian organizations are no exception. The gospel may remain the same, but the method for communicating it must speak to the audience to assure understanding. The Christian leader must be prepared to meet this challenge by incorporating an effective model for change into his theology of leadership in order to keep the ministry relevant and effective. Searching for such a change agent can prove to be challenging as well. To aid in this search, four
Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding why organizations fail and spirituality in the workplace. While many organizations make the claim that God is a stakeholder, these words are of non-effect unless the leader first partakes in whatever is necessary to ensure the followers share the vision and are led by example.
The purpose of this paper is to summarize Module 5 of the AOL program, specifically group 226, through the evaluation of a contemporary Christian leader. In this paper I will discuss the contemporary Christian leader I have selected, analyze their effectiveness in business performance, and discuss how they have inspired me. I will also talk about what I have learned from this module that most benefited me. My hope is that through this paper, my readers will have a broadened scope of Christianity in our contemporary world.
"Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others in order to gain their cooperation and support. Finally they know how to achieve their goals" (Ingram, 2004).
A leader is like a compass for a group of people, they set the direction others should follow, by exemplifying hard work in order to motivate the people around them. The most important trait for leaders to have is humility. Being humble is critical for leaders, because being prideful sets them apart from their team. Arrogant leaders place themselves above their peers. Leading from above is not leadership at all, it is directing. When they speak down to their followers, and do not share the burden of the work required to reach the goal, they put their desires and themselves above the rest, distancing themselves from the people that they are trying to
Robert Banks and Bernice M. Ledbetter believe the subject of leadership to be one worth exploring, and they do so in their book much to our profit. In this short book, Banks and Ledbetter begin by presenting the overall question they want to answer: Do Christians' core convictions shape their views and practices of leadership or are they affected by wider cultural assumptions? The book begins by exploring the many reasons for the increased interest in leadership today. The authors offer a plethora
No one starts out as a leader, but instead, they must first master the art of being a follower. In CAP there is a standard; both leaders and followers are expected to embody the attributes of the core values: Integrity, Respect, Volunteerism, and Excellence. These simple ideas are the building blocks for a strong foundation in leadership.
The opening chapters of Anita Saterlee’s Organizational Management & Leadership: A Christian Perspective introduce several business concepts that have been researched throughout the years. An examination of these concepts reveal not all are similar and there is no one perfect leadership style. Instead, the differences in leadership styles and management techniques, Satterlee argues, should be based upon the type of work and organization in which the leader or manager is engaged (Satterlee, 2013). Despite the transition inherent in the evolution of management theories, discussed in Chapters 1 and 2, the concepts of Followership, Transformational Leadership, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs are timeless. The purpose of this report is to show that an in depth study and examination into these three concepts are beneficial to all who desire to manage and lead in any environment, in any field, and in any era.
As believers today, we can learn lessons about managing the business affairs in the church.Pastors and leaders today should not attempt to carry all the duties of the church.It is vital that that the church seek for members within the church who exhibit different gifts and talents that are needed in the administration of the church. The organization of the church should be a top priority so as to not neglect a vital need. As followers of Jesus,we should have a willing
An organization guided by Christian principles will build a structural solid foundation. As a follower of Christ, “communication” is [essentially] required to fulfill the responsibility of advocating Christianity. In a business setting the benefit of applying Christian values to provide guidance that will affirm the foundations of an organization. The philosophy of promoting growth and sustainability with any establishment is to follow the organization's vision and mission. Smith (2011) expresses the importance of fulfilling one’s purpose with God by building interpersonal relationships, “Indeed we can only hope to fulfill our vocations if we learn the grace and strength of working with others in
Wisdom. Wisdom can be defined as the ability to take the right action at the right time (Admad, Salleh, Awang, & Mohamad, 2013). While there is a multitude of traits that can characterize wise leadership, one that is paramount to a leader’s success is wisdom. According to Dees (2013), courage can easily turn into folly without proper wisdom. Wise leaders make informed decisions while weighing their options. Additionally, a wise leader understands that the growth component of wisdom is continual over one’s