Baker Academic

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Leadership Principles of Jesus - Le Donne

I like airport bookstores. They provide something of a microcosm of popular culture. If you find yourself in this petri dish and your eye is caught by books about Jesus, you will inevitably find a book about the "leadership" of Jesus. You will find these books next to books by Donald Trump and Zig Ziglar. A quick search on amazon yields dozens of such titles. Here are just a few:

Jesus on Leadership
The Leadership Style of Jesus: How to Make a Lasting Impact
The Leadership Principles of Jesus: Modern Parables of Achievement and Motivation
A Life of Impact: Leadership Principles of Jesus
Gospel Driven Leadership: 5 Non-Negotiable, Unchanging, and Eternal Principles for Leading Like 
    Jesus

I confess that I've never read one. I've looked at a few tables of contents and skimmed a page or two. I have, however, read the Gospels several times over and I can't help but wonder: what would be the market value of this book?

The Leadership Failures of Jesus 

Chapter One: Confusing People on Purpose
Chapter Two: Sowing Seeds Haphazardly
Chapter Three: Alienating Your Family in One Simple Step
Chapter Four: Enabling Lazy and Disrespectful People
Chapter Five: The Art of Pissing Off Almost Everybody
Chapter Six: Sabotaging the Longevity of Your Career
Chapter Seven: Scaring the Bejesus out of People in Graveyards

Am I missing any chapters?

-anthony

12 comments:

  1. Chapter Eight: Making Countless False Promises of Miracles

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  2. How about Refusing to Remove the Traitor from Among Your Followers?

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  3. The miracle of the scandal: creating scandals out of nothing.

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  4. Geoffrey D. McElroyJuly 5, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    How about: "Mark-eting: Keys to Keeping Your Product Secret From Everyone"

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  5. Chapter Eight: Maximizing Your Influence in the Local Worship Scene, or Table Throwing 101

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  6. Takin' out my ten foot pole ... reaching towards this post ... nope. Not long enough.

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  7. Hello Anthony,

    You did not miss any chapter buddy. I want to read complete chapters of I love the leadership failures of Jesus.

    Any advice?

    Thanks
    Diana

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  8. Chapter: What Jesus thought were his worst failures

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  9. Confusing Pisciculture and Anthropological Activity

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  10. Chapter Nine: Letting women run some ministry operations.

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  11. I hope that I'm missing some kind of irony here, Bex.

    -anthony

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  12. I was thinking of the more, shall we say, patriarchal Christian types who wouldn't approve of that sort of thing and would certainly consider it a failure of leadership.

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