Polycentric Mission Leadership
Toward A New Theoretical Model for Global Leadership
Joseph W. Handley Jr.
This book, by an author who has devoted his adult life to Christian missions, offers a “new” model for mission leadership for the multi-cultural enterprise that is Christianity in the world today. He offers the insight that given the cultural diversity of Christian leaders around the world, we must embrace a more collaborative, decentralized approach to leading, an approach that is as given to community and listening as it is to offering vision. The spirit of this leadership is defined in this quote: “Leadership communities in the image of the Trinity embrace a level of mutuality, reciprocal acknowledgement of each other’s gifts, vulnerability to one another, and genuine shared life that transcends simply getting the job done.” Kindle location 646
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