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Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

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Today’s professionals need reliable models to teach them how to become better leaders. In this remarkable book, leadership experts Blaine McCormick and David Davenport introduce us to a new kind of leader by offering a new image of leadership—the leader as shepherd.

Drawing on the wisdom of the timeless Twenty-Third Psalm, the authors provide professionals with ancient wisdom for grappling with today’s leadership challenges. Shepherd Leadership offers a much-needed lens through which to consider our own leadership as well as the leadership of those around us. This book teaches us important lessons about leadership: we can be vigilant without being adversarial, we can serve without being passive, and we can guide without commanding. Shepherd Leadership offers a visionary new model for transforming leadership practices in both corporate and small business settings. This is whole-person leadership. It’s not just a matter of thinking or doing things a certain way. It’s a fully integrated life—a matter of head and hand and heart. It’s a way of thinking and doing and being.

Blaine McCormick and David Davenport inspire leaders with a fresh interpretation of this familiar spiritual text, helping all to integrate their spiritual life with their working life through a unique blend of timeless wisdom and contemporary business leadership strategy.

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  • Seeks to help the reader become a new kind of leader by introducing a new image of leadership: the leader as shepherd
  • Explores the wisdom of Psalm 23 to shed light on the leadership role
  • Approaches Psalm 23 as a poem about great leadership, written from the view of a very satisfied follower
  • The Shepherd as Leader
  • Shepherds Meets Needs
  • Shepherds Lead Immortals
  • Shepherds Lead on Right Paths
  • Shepherds Know the Valley
  • Shepherds Come Alongside
  • Shepherds Use the Right Tools
  • Shepherds Transform Conflict
  • Shepherds Remove Irritants
  • Shepherds Create Supply
  • Shepherds Share a Positive Vision
  • Shepherds Cultivate Loyalty
  • Epilogue: A Meditation for Leaders
  • Appendix: Twelve Versions of Psalm 23
What a joy to learn that David Davenport has placed his thoughts on paper! He has touched thousands with his teaching―may he and Blaine touch even more through this book.

― Max Lucado, bestselling author and pulpit minister, Oak Hills Church of Christ

Providing fresh insight into one of the most cherished texts in the Bible, David Davenport and Blaine McCormick walk with us beside the “quiet waters” of our contemplation and embolden us for ethical, fearless, and transformational leadership.

Andrew K. Benton, president, Pepperdine University

Shepherd Leadership is remarkable for showing how timeless truths―from one of the most significant passages in the Bible―apply to the complexities of contemporary organizations. It’s abundantly clear that when leaders accept the call to lead like a shepherd, not only is the organizational culture improved, but so is the bottom line.

Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and The Servant Leader and cofounder of the Center for FaithWalk Leadership

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