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Spiritual leadership books

Servant Leadership

by John Wallace Whitehead

A void exists in our world today, one that is not limited to any race, creed, socioeconomic, political, or positional status. Broken homes, fractured families, low educational achievement, business failures, and ineffective churches and ministries are all the results of this void.


What’s missing is leadership. Specifically, servant leadership. What can be done about it?


First, we must understand that we are each leaders, and we are responsible for leading those who are following. The question then becomes, what kind of leader are we?

We are the sum of our experiences, and we need to realize those experiences have led us to repeat the same habits and make the same mistakes of those we have followed. Our parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, and mentors have all played a role in shaping who we are and how we currently lead those in our sphere of influence.
Regardless of whom we have followed to this point and how that has affected the way we lead, we can become a servant leader by following a model that has not only been proven over time but has transcended every cultural dynamic for the last two thousand years.

That model is the one lived out by Jesus of Nazareth. His servant leadership example is the most effective and transformational model in history and is readily available to us today.

Servant Leadership: Leading Today for a Better Tomorrow was written to impress upon people that no matter who you are or what you do, the model Jesus left to us can teach us to lead in a way that fills the void many of us have faced.  

When we begin to care enough for those who follow us, we can change the trajectory of our world one person at a time. When we do, we will create a better tomorrow for everyone.

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