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Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

Blaine McCormick, David Davenport

ISBN: 978-0-787-96633-1

Oct 2003, Jossey-Bass

160 pages

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The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me bedside the still waters;
He restoreth my soul.

Today's professionals need reliable models to teach them how to become better leaders. In this remarkable book, leadership experts Blaine McCormick and David Davenport introduce us to a new kind of leader by offering a new image of leadership— the leader as shepherd.
Drawing on the wisdom of the timeless Twenty-Third Psalm, King David's psalm, the authors provide professionals with ancient wisdom for grappling with today's leadership challenges. Shepherd Leadership offers a much-needed lens through which to consider our own leadership as well as the leadership of those around us. This important book teaches us important lessons about leadership: we can be vigilant without being adversarial, we can serve without being passive, and we can guide without commanding. Shepherd Leadership offers a visionary new model for transforming leadership practices in both corporate and small business settings. This is whole-person leadership. It's not just a matter of thinking or doing things a certain way. It's a fully integrated life— a matter of head and hand and heart. It's a way of thinking and doing and being.

1. The Shepherd as Leader.

2. Shepherds Meet Needs.

3. Shepherds Lead Immortals.

4. Shepherds Lead on Right Paths.

5. Shepherds Know the Valley.

6. Shepherds Come Alongside.

7. Shepherds Use the Right Tools.

8. Shepherds Transform Conflict.

9. Shepherds Remove Irritants.

10. Shepherds Create Supply.

11. Shepherds Share a Positive Vision.

12. Shepherds Cultivate Loyalty.

Epilogue: A Meditation for Leaders.

Appendix: Twelve Versions of Psalm 23.



The Authors.