I read the first three chapters of this book a few years ago when I was still working for Habitat For Humanity. I think I actually got this book from the ReStore. There was a lot of good stuff in the little bit that I did read but for some reason I never finished it. I am trying to make an effort to read at least one book a month that deals with leadership. I saw this one sitting on the shelf this morning and decided to give it another go. I read the first two chapters while sitting at Jamie’s allergy appointment and her physical therapy. I’ll share a few things that I highlighted during my reading today.
Chapter One – A Biblical Philosophy Of Management
Secular Definition Of Management: Getting Work Done Through Others
Biblical Definition Of Management: Meeting The Needs Of Others As They Work To Accomplish Goals
The Four Ingredients Of Organizational Success
- Commitment To Work On A Clearly Defined Goal
- Unity Among The People Involved In Meeting The Goal
- Effective Communication System In Place
- Clear Focus On The Will Of God
Chapter Two – Your Most Valuable Resource
Management Activity Involves Two Things
- Management Of Things
- Management Of Ideas
We often put people in the “things” category.
Man has unlimited creative potential. Effective leaders will listen to others and allow them to make creative decisions.
Leaders who fail to use the creativity of their people, in most cases, eventually lose the people too.
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Grace and peace.