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Christian Leaders as Ambassadors: Esther as a Representative of Two Kingdoms

  • Deborah L. Welch
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Part of the Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business book series (CFPLB)

Abstract

The ambassador metaphor as descriptive for Christian leadership operates as a form of representational leadership at all levels of the organization: employee, mid-level project and team managers, and top executives. As representatives of the heavenly kingdom, the Christian’s primary allegiance is to God, while serving in earthly callings at various levels of organizational leadership. Esther as exemplar of the essential features of the ambassador role is explored in further detail by examining the five themes of ambassador representation for organizational leadership: (a) organizational citizens; (b) cross-cultural collaborators; (c) mentors; (d) change representatives; and (e) influencers of organizational culture.

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  • Deborah L. Welch
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  1. 1.Department of DefenseAberdeenUSA

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