Cross and Christ: Faithfulness and Effectiveness in Leadership

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Part of the Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business book series (CFPLB)

Abstract

Ethical leadership is strengthened when we see Jesus as the model human, holding two contrasting visions in place. First, Jesus occupies the authority of Son of Man, modeling true humanity against the beastly visions of leadership and authority (Daniel 7). Second, Jesus occupies the position of the Suffering Servant, modeling true humanity when power cannot be used faithfully (Isaiah 52–53; Mark 10:34–35). Ethical leadership involves a paradoxical blend of strength for justice and willingness to suffer against injustice.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMarionUSA

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