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Introduction

  • Stuart W. Boyer
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Part of the Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business book series (CFPLB)

Abstract

The complex phenomenon of leadership is examined in detail within this chapter. A contemporary problem of leadership—selfism—remains promoted and practiced producing distrust, dissatisfaction, and disunity. The multifaceted phenomenon of leadership development is discussed which involves complex contextual elements including the social, cultural, and organizational environment (Barentsen in Emerging Leadership in the Pauline Mission: A Social Identity Perspective on Local Leadership Development in Corinth and Ephesus, Pickwick Publications, Eugene, OR, 2011; Day, Fleenor, Atwater, Sturm, & McKee in Advances in Leader and Leader Development: A Review of 25 Years of Research and Theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 25(1), 63–82, 2013). Also details concerning the importance of culture, more specifically, leadership behavior analogous toward local culturally aspects are revealed (Barentsen in Emerging Leadership in the Pauline Mission: A Social Identity Perspective on Local Leadership Development in Corinth and Ephesus, Pickwick Publications, Eugene, OR, 2011; Dorfman, Javidan, Hanges, Dastmalchian, & House in GLOBE: A Twenty Year Journey into the Intriguing World of Culture and Leadership. Journal of International Business Studies,2012; Northouse, 2013; Yukl in Leadership in Organizations (8th ed.), Pearson Education Inc, Bergan, NJ, 2013). This important aspect points toward the organizational multigenerational concern—the moral decline within the United States negatively effecting organizations, teams, small groups, family, individuals, and leadership particularly relating to belief in God, the Sacred Scriptures and the evidence and consequences therein. Further, Leadership development—biblically termed discipleship—is examined followed by an examination of small groups, and the needful application of biblical leadership development, including leadership principles and Moses.

Keywords

Leadership Leadership development Discipleship Values Trust Faith Culture Integrity Small groups 

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  • Stuart W. Boyer
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  1. 1.Horizon UniversityIndianapolis, InUSA

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