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Leadership Style

Leadership Style Tierney Kennedy LDR/531 Eric Heard March 24, 2014

he didn’t pander to these groups or “tickle their ears. he told those who witnessed it. He was a publicist’s nightmare. Jesus focused on true depth and long-term impact. A good leader sees the best in people and figures out what it takes to motivates the individuals. He taught the multitudes. He didn’t feel the need to clarify everything. On more than one occasion. The role of leadership in an organization is determined by the culture of the company and based on the manager’s beliefs.. “Tell no one what you have seen” (see e. Leadership style is the manner and approach a leader used in providing direction. or bad leader based on the decisions they make. 9:9. 8:30. Yes. Matthew 8:4.” He confronted the status quo. Jesus had a much different leadership strategy. motivating people and implementing plans. he had a fourpronged leadership strategy: 1. jarred his listeners’ sensibilities. and 8:56). Luke 5:14. and often taught in parables. 16:20. There are many styles of leadership such as the authoritarian or autocratic. Instead. he actively discouraged publicity. Jesus had a public ministry. His goal was not “reach” or popularity. In fact.Leadership Style Leadership Style Leadership is defined as a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. values and assumptions will have major influence over their decisions. after performing a jaw-dropping miracle. However. He often left his audience confused and . the results and how the leader performed. democratic or laissez-faire. He occasionally spoke to thousands. 17:9.g. Mark 7:36. A manager is judged as either good. as strange as it sounds today. To achieve this. Good managers are able to use all three types of leadership styles and others at the appropriate times.

Mark 5:37–43).). He mobilized the seventy. He confided in the three. His followers turned the world upside down (see Acts 17:6). However. In fact. He asked for a BIG commitment. writing about it. Yet he demanded that they perform miracles. He taught them things He did not teach the others (see Matthew 17:2. His goal was apparently to shift their paradigm and get them to think. He prayed with them (see Luke 9:28f). James. Because of this. Like the Apostle Paul would do years later. the emperor Constantine accepted his message and made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. He even introduced them to His heavenly family (see Matthew 17:3). He trained the twelve. 2. he poured into them his very life (see 1 Thessalonians 2:8). He told them to expect opposition (see Luke 10:1–12) and promised no earthly reward (see Luke 10:18–20). Jesus’ leadership strategy evidently worked well.D. he also shared with them his daily life. He sent them out two-by-two. . They were his closest friends and confidants. almost two millennia later. He gave them virtually no resources. more intimate group to whom he gave specific assignments. He allowed them to witness his greatest glory (see Mark 9:2–3) and his deepest temptation (see Mark 14:33–34). he entrusted them with powerto do the work he himself had done. Jesus had a smaller. He took them on special outings (see Matthew 17:1). He chose the twelve disciples to be “with him” (see Mark 3:14a) He taught them and also gave them assignments (see Mark 3:14b–19). and John. Within seven generations (318 A. Jesus had an inner circle comprised of Peter. he promised them that they would actually do greater works (see John 14:12–14). And here I am. Within a generation. 4.Leadership Style wondering what he meant. 3.

very few intentionally train a small group of disciples. with looking at the leadership style represented by Jesus and further studying where I need to be. they do not have the kind of lasting impact they could have.Leadership Style Most leaders only focus on the first two strategies. and they are good at mobilizing groups for specific assignments. I do still have some greater goals to reach in order to be such a leader. however. In looking at what my characteristics as a leader are now. . This is the type of leader I strive to be. Even fewer build deep relationships with a handful of confidants. They have a public teaching ministry. I believe that I can accomplish this leadership style in any organization. As a result. However.