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Jesus as Global Leader (Part VIII)—Teacher

In this series of posts, I have been taking us through Marquardt and Berger’s eight competencies of an effective global leader for the 21st century and comparing them to what we know about the life of Jesus Christ. The purpose has been to get us to look at Jesus not just as the Son of God or as a great moral teacher, but as a leader. How does Jesus fair when tested through the grid…

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Jesus and the Apostles

Jesus as Global Leader (Part VII)—Spirituality

Though it may sound strange to modern ears, the business world has witnessed a growing interest in spirituality in the workplace. Thus Marquardt and Berger list “Spirituality” as one of the qualities of a successful global leader. They write: Many cutting-edge leaders are helping their companies set off on spiritual journeys that are attempts to create a sense of meaning and purpose at work and a connection between the company and its people (p. 26).…

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Jesus as Global Leader (Part VI)—Systems Thinker

“Systems Thinking” is Marquardt and Berger’s sixth essential competency for global leadership. Before we can assess Jesus on this criterion, we should define what we mean by “systems thinking” and being a “systems” thinker. Organizations, communities, nations, and the physical universe itself contain many elements that interact with one another to produce an overall effect. How well these various elements align themselves with one another influences the effectiveness of the system. When systems become out…

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Triumphal Entry

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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  • John 14:6 December 8, 2019
    “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
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