Lead Like Jesus Essay

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LEAD LIKE JESUS In the book “Lead like Jesus” The authors Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges encourage readers to ask themselves three key questions: 1) Am I a leader? (pg. 4) 2) Am I willing to follow Jesus as my leadership role model? (pg. 11) 3) Do I lead like Jesus? (pg. 19) The authors try to define who is a leader. They say, “Leadership is a process of influence. Anytime you seek to influence the thinking, behavior, or development of people in their personal or professional lives, you are taking on the role of a leader.” (pg. 5) You might be a parent, a teacher, a nurse, a pastor, a coach, or an adult child helping her aging parents. There are differences between being a “life leader” (such as a parent) and an “organizational leader” (a manager in a company). The author defines leadership as influence in a positive or negative direction. I would like to write textually what the authors wrote about the HOPE FOR THIS BOOK, they say: “We want you to experience Jesus in a whole different way –to grow to trust Him as the perfect One to follow as you seek to lead others. This involves surrendering your life and leadership to Him. The real secret to leading like Jesus is found in Proverbs 3:5 -6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight”. THE FOCUS OF THE LEADERSHIP OF JESUS: FORMING PEOPLE The goal of Jesus was the people. He was looking to conduct them to the eternal salvation and to form them to his own image. The method to reach his goal was: Be involved personally in their lives, be with them so that they could be like him and then later on would personally guide them by sending them to do with others what He did with them. The major miracle of Jesus was not carried out while he walked on this land. It was the result of countless hours

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