Redefining the Posture of Leadership Despite our best intentions, many of us struggle to consistently reflect Jesus in our leadership. We look for answers in current Christian best-sellers, the latest business trends, or the newest leadership theories. But the Gospels suggest a very different starting point: a new posture. No matter how lofty our title, status, or renown as leaders, we can never rise higher in the kingdom than to the feet of Jesus. Building on Jesus's intimacy with the Father, Learning to Lead at the Feet of Jesus highlights the rich relational setting in which Jesus exercised leadership and developed his followers into leaders. In the context of his intentional "with-ness," Jesus generously shared his life and authority with the Twelve. Poulter draws on a wide variety of cross-cultural experiences and invites leaders to a refreshing journey of discovery, intimacy, and transformation. With reflective questions designed to provoke insight and self-awareness, this book challenges readers to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Jesus, and evaluate their own beliefs, assumptions, and cultural expectations about leadership.
Todd Poulter has served for four decades with Wycliffe Bible Translators in a variety of leadership roles in Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, and globally. He has also been associated with International Partnering Associates for fifteen years, helping ministries work together well, especially in ministry to least-reached peoples. He earned a doctorate in Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University, exploring how to build intercultural, intergenerational communities of leaders. He and his wife Karla have two adult sons, and love to befriend and invest in younger men and women. They make their home in Hawaii.