There’s probably enough in that title for a whole book. Which is sort of why I
bring it up having just read this review about a book on the subject over at bnet.com
5. “Jesus CEO” by Laurie Beth Jones (Hyperion, 1995)
Publisher’s blurb: “By harnessing three categories of strength behind Jesus’ leadership techniques (the strength of self-mastery, the strength of action, and the strength of relationships), each of us can become the empowered leaders that the next millennium will require.”
Excerpt: “I believe that Jesus had to go into the wilderness to find out who he was — that a wilderness experience was as much a part of his shaping and destiny as it is yours and mine.”
Why it’s overrated: While many managers think they’re God and manage accordingly, the historical Jesus espoused a communal lifestyle in direct opposition to (Roman) capitalism.
Read this instead: “The Book of Proverbs” (in the Bible)
Why: A collection of wisdom that completely transcends religion.
Excerpt: “Better a dry crust and with it peace than a house where feast and dispute go together.”
On the subject of proverbs I would also recommend ‘Making Life Work’ by Bill Hybels . Based on Proverbs there is lots of helpful advice. Hard reading but rewarding to put into practice