Leading like Francis

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Leading like Francis

Building God's House
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126 pages
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    About the book

    Leading Like Francis – Building God’s House introduces the reader to the foundational principles of servant-leadership and how they are clearly manifested in the life of St. Francis of Assisi. The book clarifies the ten characteristics of servant-leaders as identified by Robert Greenleaf and seen in Francis, and now in Pope Francis.

    Each section incorporates stories from Francis’ life, passages from his writing and from Scripture, and then offers activities that individuals or groups may use to reflect on their own experience and develop habits of servant-leaders.

    The author of this valuable book wants to draw attention to the exercise of servant leadership as practiced by St. Francis.... This is a challenging book for those in church leadership. Books like this can help to create a whole new culture of leadership/followership.... This book can be an aid to that growth and to a healing process of renewal and reform.

    Frank Regan
    Spirituality Magazine

    This book is highly recommended and can be very useful in working with leadership training, if you want something creative, practical and deeply in tune with your deepest spiritual convictions as an admirer or follower of St. Francis.

    Clark Berge SSF

    About the author

    Carl Koch was the first director of the MA in Servant Leadership Program at Viterbo University and program coordinator at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He has authored thirty-six books and continues to facilitate retreats and servant leadership seminars. This is his first book with New City Press.

    Visit Carl Koch's website here