“Leaders have a chance, here and now, to create something better than before. We need, like Jesus, to guard our energy. We need to aim for what is noble, not just profitable. We need to become turn-around specialists, seeking better ways of doing things. We need to break ranks and be bold. We need leaders who recognize that we are all connected in a chain of interdependence.”
--from the Afterword by Laurie Beth Jones
Bestselling author Laurie Beth Jones brings you the ultimate guide to transforming your team and sparking inspiration in your business—for the new generation of leaders. And who better to learn from than a leader who turned a disorganized staff of twelve into a thriving enterprise that’s lasted over two millennia? In Jesus, CEO, you’ll learn how to use ancient wisdom to tap your team’s energy and intelligence and reinvent your business for a world changing faster than ever.
Filled with fresh, practical, and profound advice, Jesus, CEO helps you motivate your team and yourself. Jones divides this advice into three sections: strength of self-mastery, strength of actions, and strength of relationships. By following the leadership techniques of Jesus, you’ll see that in this hectic, fast-moving business world, the best course is to ground yourself in ancient examples of empathy, integrity, and tenacity.
Jesus was able to motivate his staff of 12, ergo, there is much to be learned from his teachings, stresses California management consultant Jones, whose sentiments as expressed here ring with sincerity. Her thoughtful use of Jesus's biblical sayings on belief, boldness, discipline and the like add to her credibility. However, one wonders about the practical value of certain of her anecdotes, like the one about a ``phenomenally successful'' executive recruiter who imagines that God is on the line every time her office phone rings, which inspires her to do her utmost to serve the caller. And one questions Jones's notions regarding the Alpha, i.e., masculine, style of management and Beta, or feminine, use of power, as well as her Omega hypothesis, which incorporates both the Alpha and Beta approaches. Readers might do well to refer to the Bible on their own to glean the messages Jones presents.