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Life@work on leadership : enduring insights for men and women of faith
Graves, Stephen R., 1955-
First edition.
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San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2002]

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xvii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
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Life@work journal.
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In one fulsome volume Stephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington-- the cofounders of the popular magazine Life@Work-- include contributions from the best and brightest minds currently writing on the topic of business leadership and spirituality. Life@Work on Leadership includes meaningful reflections on topics such as integrity, ambition, promises, roles, charisma, followership, tasks, and character.

Author Notes

Stephen R. Graves & Thomas G. Addington have been business partners for over a decade. For the last twelve years, they have been exploring how to blend business excellence with biblical wisdom through consulting, teaching, mentoring, and writing around the world. This mission statement, originally scratched out on a breakfast napkin early one morning twelve years ago, has been their "never lost" system as they have journeyed through a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors and experiments. They founded Cornerstone Group Consulting and the Life@Work journal, they speak regularly in business, ministry, and academic settings, they publish frequently, serve on national boards, and they are active in coaching leaders toward the finish line. Both hold a doctorate, both are deeply devoted to their families, and both love the never-ending challenge of meshing real life with the message of Jesus.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this collection of previously published pieces, Graves and Addington (The Cornerstones for Life at Work) gather some of the leading names in the now burgeoning area of leadership studies to offer reflections on the intersections of faith and leadership. Each of the 16 studies meditates on a particular word that describes an essential element of the integration of faith and work. For example, Max De Pree (Leadership Jazz) focuses on the word "promise," and characterizes a faithful leader as someone who cultivates a moral quality among his followers by always living up to his promises. Ken Blanchard (The One Minute Manager) discusses a leader's flexibility by examining the four basic styles of leadership: "directing, coaching, supporting, and delegating." Each leader, he writes, must be flexible enough to know when to practice a certain style. All of the pieces end with a set of questions that guide reflection on the topic at hand. The contributors are guided by the notion that leaders are God's servants and draw their strength from God, faithfully serving their followers. Graves and Addington encourage would-be leaders to remember the great masters of the past and to imitate their faith. Pastors and church leaders might welcome this book for its brevity and simplicity, but both the insights and the essays themselves can be found elsewhere. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Ken BlanchardMax De PreeCalvin MillerJohn P. KotterJohn D. BeckettCharles C. Manz and Henry P. Sims Jr.J. Oswald SandersJames M. Kouzes and Barry Z. PosnerDavid A. Nadler and Michael L. TushmanRobert E. KelleyRobert K. GreenleafJohn W. GardnerKen Blanchard and Patricia Zigarmi and Drea ZigarmiRobert E. ColemanJohn C. MaxwellHans FinzelStephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
1 Promises: A Key Called Promisep. 1
2 Politics: The Politics of Grace and the Abuse of Powerp. 11
3 Roles: What Leaders Really Dop. 25
4 Faith: Leadership and Legacy: One Leader's Journey in Faithp. 39
5 SuperLeaders: SuperLeadership: Beyond the Myth of Heroic Leadershipp. 55
6 Ambition: Natural and Spiritual Leadershipp. 67
7 Future Leader: Seven Lessons for Leading the Voyage to the Futurep. 77
8 Charisma: Beyond the Charismatic Leader: Leadership and Organizational Changep. 89
9 Followership: In Praise of Followersp. 99
10 Servant-Leadership: Servant: Retrospect and Prospectp. 113
11 Tasks: The Tasks of Leadershipp. 143
12 Flexibility: Leadership Style Flexibilityp. 159
13 Selection: Selectionp. 173
14 Integrity: The Most Important Ingredient of Leadership: Integrityp. 189
15 Seasons: Life Cycles of Leaders: Seasons in a Life of Leadershipp. 203
16 Character: Before and After: Does a Changed Heart Produce a Changed Leader?p. 227
Conclusionp. 243
Additional Readingp. 247
The Editorsp. 253
About Cornerstone Groupp. 255
Indexp. 257