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The word beatitude is Latin for blessing. The Beatitudes of Matthew's gospel are blessings for leaders because they provide wisdom for leadership, offering spiritual and practical insight to develop the character needed for both leaders and followers. Each of the eight chapters in this book focus on one beatitude, reflecting on the virtues associated with that Beatitude and addressing some leadership challenges. At the end of each chapter are Discussion Questions.
|Title: Blessings for Leaders: Leadership Wisdom from the Beatitudes|
By: Dan R. Ebener
Number of Pages: 88
Vendor: Liturgical Press
|Publication Date: 2012|
Weight: 6 ounces
Stock No: WW635070
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In Blessings for Leaders, Dan Ebener skillfully weaves an understanding of one of the most powerful and familiar Bible passages with insights drawn from his experience developing faith-filled leaders in churches, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. Each chapter begins with Scripture, reflects on the inward journey of leadership through the virtues associated with that Beatitude, and addresses some of the outward challenges of leadership. The book makes specific suggestions about mission, vision, core values, followership, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, communication and listening, team-building, meeting facilitation, innovation, and leading change.
Straightforward, easy to read, and filled with illuminating stories, this book is ideal for anyone searching for Christian insight into leadership and for groups journeying to a deeper understanding of Jesus' Vision for leadership.