Lead Like It Matters to God – Values-Driven Leadership in a Success-Driven World

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Lead Like It Matters to God – Values-Driven Leadership in a Success-Driven World

By Richard Stearns

Intervarsity Press, 2021, 264 Pages 

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3uB2GtV


This book, written by the former president of World Vision International, contains the insights of an evangelical leader recognized for his fruitfulness over many years. Having first served as the CEO of two large and thriving companies, he was subsequently asked to take over the leadership of World Vision. Over a period of twenty years under his guidance, World Vision experienced tremendous growth in both revenue and impact. This book contains the distilled essence of his insights into Christian leadership.

The book identifies and elaborates on seventeen specific character qualities the author believes are essential in leading effectively as a Christian, specifically: surrender, sacrifice, trust, excellence, love, humility, integrity, vision, courage, generosity, forgiveness, self-awareness, balance, humor, encouragement, perseverance and listening. Drawing on his lifetime of leading, the book contains many rich personal illustrations which reveal that the author significantly personifies the Biblical qualities of Christian leadership that he is advocating.

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