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MARK 544

The Soul of Leadership: Developing the Spirituality of Influence

This course is both a “how to” and a “how come” investigation of leadership in business, not-for-profits, and churches—in both large and small enterprises. Leadership is understood as a relationship of influence in which goals are accomplished and followership is gained. Building on a solid theological foundation, the professor will explore dimensions of leadership particularly focusing on the unique perspective gained from the Christian faith, including such virtues as faith, hope, and love; critical perspectives such as integrity and life-giving rhythms; and issues of success and failure. Business and professional life often neglect the soul; this leads to a divided life. Making the Monday connection is especially difficult in an environment of performance and success. This integrative course considers the leader as a whole person and business as a ministry. Expected outcomes include: new working priorities, a Christian worldview, and integration of mind, heart, and action. The course will involve lectures, case studies from the workplace, reading, and personal reflection.

Credit Hours:
2 - 3
Audit Hours:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Additional Info

Fall 2023
This course is available onsite and online. Students must register for the online section to gain Zoom access to the course.

Course lectures will be recorded, and students may be captured in course recordings. Access to lecture recordings is normally only given to online students who cannot reasonably be expected to attend the course live due to time zone differences. These students should contact the course instructor for permission to access recordings.

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