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Jesus as Global Leader (Part V)—Technologist

In my recent series of posts, I have been taking Michael Marquardt and Nancy Berger’s eight competencies of a global leader and applying them to Jesus Christ. So far, I have shown that Jesus fares well. With this sixth competency, the task becomes more difficult. In the book, Where To Find It In the Bible, with over 3,700 entries, “technology” does not appear. A word search of any English translation of the Bible will show…

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Jesus as Global Leader (Part IV)—Global Mindset

Another characteristic that Marquardt and Berger associate with successful global leadership is what they call a “global mindset.” According to them, these leaders display certain behaviors and outlooks that help them rise above other leaders. One of those outlooks is that they have a “unifying global vision” (v. 19). Did Jesus have a unifying global vision? Let’s take a look. One passage that sheds light on this questions is John chapter 4, where we read…

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Jesus as Global Leader (Part III) — Innovator

One of the most valued leadership qualities in the literature today, both academic and popular, is the quality of innovator. Technology has thrust the globe into a whirlwind of continuous flux and everyone recognizes the need for people who can provide their companies with products that will give them the edge over the competition. This is why Marquardt and Berger1 include “Innovator” in their list of qualities of a global leader. In a world of…

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Jesus as Global Leader (Part II) – Servant Leadership

In his classic book, Servant Leadership, Robert Greenleaf stated that servant leadership “begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead” (p. 434). Greenleaf was writing to the organizational world of late twentieth century. In his view of things, the time was rapidly coming when people would no longer tolerate the command-and-control leadership behavior of the past. He launched the “servant leader”…

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Jesus as Global Leader (Part I)

Western culture has segregated Jesus Christ to the religious realm, denying him entrance into the world of organizational management. I believe, however, that—apart from one’s religious view of Jesus—his life exhibits the traits of a global leader and that his example as a leader provides valuable insights that leaders today can incorporate to the benefit of today’s global organizations. Jesus ignited a movement that would encompass the entire Mediterranean world in less than 100 years…

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  • 1 John 3:11 February 16, 2020
    “[More on Love and Hatred] For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.”
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