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Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time Hardcover – January 31, 2006

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About the Author

Ken Blanchard is the chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. His books include the international bestseller The One Minute Manager. He and coauthor Phil Hodges founded the ministry Lead Like Jesus and coauthored the bestselling book Lead Like Jesus.

Phil Hodges served as a human resource and industrial relationship manager in corporate America for thirty-six years. He is coauthor of three books: Leadership by the Book with Ken Blanchard and Bill Hybels, and The Servant Leader and Lead Like Jesus with Ken Blanchard.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (January 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849900409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849900402
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After selling fistfuls of Ken Blanchard's co-authored runaway bestseller THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER when I ran a bookstore in the 1980s, I was curious to see what he had to say in LEAD LIKE JESUS. Since the wildly popular ONE MINUTE MANAGER, Blanchard had pumped out a prolific number of general market business books. After becoming a Christian, this one evinces how it affects his writing and his business/life philosophy.

Getting started: Blanchard and Phil Hodges encourage readers to ask themselves three key questions: Am I a leader? Am I willing to follow Jesus as my leadership role model? How do I lead like Jesus?

Perhaps this is a good time to define what the authors mean by "leader." Anytime you seek to influence the thinking, behavior or development of people toward accomplishing a goal in their personal or professional lives, you are taking on the role of a "leader," they write. In other words, you don't have to be in business to benefit from this book. You might be a parent, a teacher, a nurse, a pastor, a coach, or an adult child helping her aging parents. There are differences between being a "life leader" (such as a parent) and an organizational leader (a manager in a company).

Leaders are defined by how they use their influence, they say. If our instincts are self-promotion and self-protection, then we'll use our influence to fulfill these needs. (Self-interest, they believe, is the most difficult obstacle we face in leading like Jesus). Conversely, if we are driven by service and dedication to a cause or a relationship, then we will model and encourage these values in others. They look at four domains of leading like Jesus --- head, heart, hands and habits --- and carefully unpack each one.
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I've enjoyed Ken Balnchards resources through the years, like the One Minute Manager, but I have to admit: I'm not a huge fan of the parable-only books. This book breaks from that tradition to provide a more standard learning format and is filled with amazingly valuable and life changing information.

I loved the five habits in the chapter titled "The Habits of a Servant Leader":

1) Solitude

2) Prayer

3) Study and application of Scripture

4) Accepting and responding to God's unconditional love

5) Involvement in supportive relationships

I think "accepting and responding to God's unconditional love" is a very big issue for many Christians today. Sometimes we forget that He loves us and cares for us - not the perfect us we'd like to be.

I think you'll enjoy this book, but you should know - as is obvious from the title - it certainly has a Christian slant to it. If this is fine with you - as it is with me, you'll love the book.

Tom Carpenter
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Blanchard (author of The One Minute Manager) and Hodges have written a comprehensive and concise manual for all that desire to equip themselves to lead like Jesus and to follow His mandate to be servant leaders, rather than self-serving leaders.

The authors maintain that the world is in desperate need for the leadership role model that Jesus provides. We only need to look to the examples surrounding us to see abandoned values, betrayed trust, exploitation and manipulation by people in positions of power and influence to see this truth. They submit that, "It's not about you," that there is a better way--and that way is Jesus as a leadership model.

Lead Like Jesus: Lessons From the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Times provides clear-cut methods through Biblical stories, life-application examples and reflective questions that readers can incorporate into their lives. The methods will make a powerful impact in their own personal sphere of influence and in the world by being effective servant leaders.

Blanchard and Hodges maintain that we all are leaders, whether we are parents, teachers or even a business CEO. This book shows how to lead with the head, heart, hands and habits of Jesus.

Armchair Interviews says: By the time you finish reading you will have begun the journey to leading like Jesus. The book is powerful and we highly recommend it.
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The author defines leadership as influence in a positive or negative direction. Given this definition, Jesus was the greatest
leader of all time. He was firmly grounded in the Rabinical
Judaism of the time. With this background, He took the fledging
Christian community on a Transformational Journey culminating in
His own crucifixion and a fantastic earthquake conincidental with
the Death and Resurrection. The author reminds us that the
ultimate leader serves the community first and not himself/herself.

Leadership comes from a variety of personal sources. i.e.
- the heart is the center of the leadership thrust
- the head formulates strategies and movement forward
- the hands relate to crafting specific actions
- the habits relate to consistency/predictability of actions

Blanchard presents the contrast between the serving leader
and the self-serving leader. The serving leader actively
engages in acts on behalf of the community while the self-serving
leader benefits himself mainly. In providing service, the serving
leader implements specific plans to move the community forward.
This was done very skillfully by Christ in His own time.
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