AUGUST: Longevity in Leadership

About the Book

Everybody knows that leading is challenging. Leaders are out front, showing people and organizations new places where they can and should go. They have to inspire people to challenge themselves to do more things or to increase their abilities in order to achieve specific goals.

Often this is not easy. Real success hardly ever is. The road is difficult and treacherous. Rebellion and failure are not uncommon. People can be resistant to demands and expectations placed upon them by those who are leading them. Leaders have to learn to be diplomatic yet decisive. They have to be encouraging while insisting on momentum. They have to be a reassuring voice while also requiring discipline.

Longevity in Leadership was written for those who currently are leading or want to lead in business and in churches. Leading can often be discouraging work, so Longevity in Leadership encourages both leaders and potential leaders to stay the course and lead effectively and successfully for a long time.

About the Author

Phil Lewis is a professor of management Oklahoma Christian University. He is the former Dean of the College of Professional Studies, which included the Schools of Business, Education, and Engineering. He is married to Dr. Marilyn Lewis, and they have two married sons.

John Harrison is a professor of the New Testament and Ministry at Oklahoma Christian University. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Institute of Biblical Research, he has won the Waterman Award granted by Wheaton Graduate School for excellence in Christian leadership. He and his wife, Sharon, have two sons.