Leading with Soul is both an inspiring book and a guide for becoming a better leader. The book alternates between telling the story of a leader who is striving to find meaning in his work, and regular interludes, which include summaries, reflective questions, and information regarding various spiritual philosophies. I was exposed to dimensions of leadership I had never previously considered. This paper will reflect upon how Leading with Soul helped me understand the spiritual nature of leadership, identify strategies for nurturing the spiritual side of my own leadership, expand my capacity for assisting others during challenging times, and increase my compassion while working with difficult others.
Imagine being the daughter of a pastor, who has to live up to her family 's expectations, how would you feel? While being an example in church, yet living in another city attending a four year university in her graduating year, this leader is as strong as they come. Leah Shoff is a 22 year old who has put her entire life effort forth for God. Even though she has attempted to live part of her life without God, she was never successful in doing so. Constantly under a lot of stress, Ms. Shoff is currently attending Vanguard University as a Senior with a major in business, and she still keeps in great contact with her family; especially her family who is runs Palmdale Lighthouse Assembly of God. Leah Shoff is the definition of a hero to me because
Arizona Christian University, founded by Len Munsil, is devoted to teaching students about Christ so that they may go out into the world and “transform culture with truth.” Faith, one of the categories from the acronym F.I.R.E. is integrated the most with ACU and the vision and mission for the school. ACU strives to equip students with bible knowledge through a common education so that they may serve the Lord through future endeavors related to employment and spiritual leadership. Faith is profoundly incorporated into the mission and vision of ACU and is of the highest significance in any Christian’s life.
Servant leadership is not the only leadership theory that is compatible with the Christian worldview. Others Christian-compatible leadership principles include Transformational Leadership Theory. Northouse (2016) states transformational changes and transforms people. The theory concern with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and goals while assessing followers’ motives, satisfying followers’ needs, and treating members’ as full human beings. Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX). This theory makes the dyadic relationship between leaders and followers the focal point of the leadership process. Path-Goal Theory. This approach emphasizes the link between the leader, followers’ behaviors, and that of the organization, making the path clear to promote a satisfying work environment. Authentic Leadership Theory. This approach focuses on the interpersonal process that emerges from the interactions between leaders and followers. Authentic leadership is a reciprocal process because leaders affect members and members influence leaders. Transactional Leadership Theory. This approach emphasizes equitable exchange between the leader and the follower based on honesty and trust.
Constructivism is a theory based on observation and scientific study concerning the concept behind how people learn. People that seek to become a part of a faith community are seeking out a place to construct their own understanding and knowledge of God, through experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences in their individual faith journey. When we encounter something new in any religious communal setting, we have to resolve it with our previous concepts
Dr. Ed Stetzer is the Executive Director of the Lifeway Research Division. Stetzer has obtained two masters degrees and two doctorate degrees, and he currently serves as pastor of Grace Church in Tennessee. In addition to being the Executive Director for a division of lifeway and a pastor, Stetzer is also a contributing author for Christianity Today, Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, co-host of the BreakPoint This Week Radio Program, and a columnist for Outreach Magazine.
A leader is a servant to the people they lead. Many people think of a servant as someone who takes out the trash, gives them their meal at a restaurant, and cleans their hotel room. My definition of a servant in the form of leadership is not much different. Leadership is the breaking down of barriers to instill trust, which mobilize others to achieve results. A servant does all these items well. A servant wants to know about their people to know how to serve them best and remove the barriers that impede their people’s ability to succeed. If a servant does come back to fill your drink after initially taking your order you will not have the trust of the people you are serving. It is useless to know someone,
Taking the time to reflect on where you have been and where you are traveling before starting a new leg of your life journey truly assists you to realize the growth and the conversion that has occurred in you over the years. It 's beneficial to recognize both your strength and weakness and provide you specific insight on how to improve and what truly matters to you.
In developing this paper on leadership, I examined what was most important to me as a leader. As I reflected on my leadership philosophy, I thought about my experiences and the principals that I have learned through my own self-discovery and the observation of other leaders that I have had throughout my life. My leadership philosophy paper will focus on what leadership is to me, core values, and knowledge of others.
When giving an leadership philosophy, it is important that one implement these given characteristics into their life. While illustrating this manner, a leader must also act as a motivator and disciplinarian, especially when leading teachers. In conclusion, leadership is the ability to retain the confidence of others. By doing so, a leader would be able to follow their own willingness to take their suggestions on the matter of any given situation. Through its contrasting definitions and beliefs, a leadership philosophy will always illustrate a worldview of leadership, include leadership practices, build on leadership relationships, and include a diversity as to how you would assort your leadership skills and most importantly, an assessment of an effective
Written in 1513 Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince aims to serve an educational purpose, enlightening those in power on ways to secure authority and hold onto it. Separating ethics from the acquisition of power, Machiavelli essentially lays forth a guide to achieving and maintaining ruler status with emphasis on sustaining an adequate military force and establishing a rapport with the populace. In 1520 Saxony, Martin Luther wrote the treatise “Concerning Governmental Authority” not to educate, but rather to explore the role of earthly authority and punishment in a Christian context. Although distinct, both Machiavelli and Luther delve into the entrenched systems of government in which they live and
I resonated with the last paragraph in chapter four. Pue writes, “Christian leaders are people of vision. Mentors can help leaders understand and clarify God’s vision for their life and act as a check to draw them back into scripture…” (100). I recently struggled with the concept I was trying to develop for my writing project. I knew that there was an element missing, there was something that I was doing wrong but I could not put my finger on it. After, much grief I decided to contact my mentor of thirteen years, who knows me very well. This mentor knows my passion and the vision of ministry that I possess. It was amazing, after listening to me for a few minutes, he said, “Adolfo, this is what you are missing.” He was able to clarify the things
Habits are human desire, skills and knowledge which can be developed or broken over time. The seven habits of highly effective people are developed by Covey in reference to Deming’s and other total quality principles and are explained