by Tom Marshall
Tom Marshall gives fresh perspectives on the essence of New Testament leadership. He describes how and why it is distinct from management, administration, or ministry. He offers clear guidance on topics such as:
Understanding Leadership emphasizes lifestyle and attitude. It helps you nurture interdependence while maintaining identity and integrity with your church, business or community.
“Be encouraged. Moses heard from God, but Aaron preached his sermons. This is body ministry. Leaders need one another. The chapters in this book put relationship at the heart of everything: relationship with God, relationship with one another. Good relationships nurture and foster interdependence while maintaining identity and integrity.
God himself is going to speak through these pages. He has his eye on leaders and intends to help them.
Tom Marshall specializes in the uncanny knack of going to the root of leadership problems and then lovingly but scripturally applying sensible, godly remedies. This book will make for a healthy body of believers fed and taught by a healthy body of leaders. That is why I want every leader and aspiring leader to read this book.”
– Gerald Coates Leader, Pioneer Team Esher, Surrey
“This is one of the best books on leadership I have read. Tom Marshall is a genius in highlighting key leadership issues and making them accessible for us all. A must read.”
Ken Blanchard co-author of The One Minute Manager
Table of Contents
Introduction What Is Leadership?
1 Foresight—the Leader’s Lead
2 Goals—the Leader’s Aim
3 The Question of Timing
4 Imparting the Vision
5 Danger—Power at Work
6 The Redemption of Power
7 The Redemption of Leadership
8 How to Become a Servant Leader
9 The Status Syndrome
10 Coping with Criticism
11 Authority—the Leader’s Mantle
12 Biblical Stress Management
13 Relationships—the Leader’s Network
14 Trust—the Cost of Commitment
15 Who Cares? Love and Leadership
16 Made for Honor
17 Understanding Understanding
18 Meet the Corporation
19 The City Revisited
20 When Leaders Fail