What does it mean to be a leader? How does a person lead? And what are the features that distinguish leaders from other people in the organization, and their role from other roles or functions?
Based on years of proven experience and scholarly biblical insight, Tom Marshall opens up fresh perspectives on the essence of leadership. He describes how and why it is distinct from management, administration, or ministry and provides readers with the tools necessary to implement successful, long-term leadership.
Christian leaders will find clear guidance on topics such as foresight, trust, criticism, caring, status, timing, failure, honor, and the dangers of power. Packed with contemporary examples and New Testament truths, Understanding Leadership also identifies the critical capacities and characteristics of a leader. It emphasizes lifestyle, attitudes, and relationships, helping today's leaders foster interdependence while maintaining identity and integrity within their church, business, or community.
Tom Marshall, now deceased, founded Kapiti Christian Center in New Zealand, established Servant Industries Trust, and was founding editor of Today's Christian. He traveled extensively and taught at Bible colleges, conferences, public and business seminars, and Youth with a Mission schools. Marshall's books include Healing from the Inside Out and Living in the Freedom of the Spirit.