LEAD 0510 Leadership Development Introduction. Course Requirements. Required readings Nouwen Rinehart Rost Myers-Briggs. Assignments and Grades. Class participation 10% Throughout the week Action learning project 30% January 8th Reflective leadership essay 30% January 11th
Analyzed individually or in toto, these (industrial
age) leadership theories have been:
Leadership is not a position. To my knowledge, a promotion never made anyone a leader. Leadership is a fiduciary calling.
Max DePree. Leadership is an Art.
Leadership isprocess whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. It is the sine qua non of leadership.
Peter Northouse. Leadership
Leadership is an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes that reflect their mutual purposes.
Philip Rost, Leadership for the 21st Century
Transformative leadership occurs when one or more people engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivations and morality.
Burns. Transformative Leadership
Leadership begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then, conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant – first to make sure that other people’s highest-priority needs are being served. The best test is: Do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, or more likely to become servants themselves?
Bob Greenleaf. Servant Leadership.
Leadership means initiating action towards shared values and purpose .
As Christians, we are called to be before we are called to do and our calling both to be and do is fulfilled only in being called to Him.
Oz Guinness, The Call
“Any work, activity or enterprise that seeks to recognize, embrace, and execute the full implications of the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all things...including the workplace.”