You will learn how to stay spiritually centered in the midst of dysfunctional organizations. Using stories from the workplace, church and community, Patricia helps readers learn to live and lead in Spirit-filled ways.
Interest in leadership and spirituality have continued to grow over the last decade. Learning to Lead combines the best of these two. While many books can be found on each of these two topics, few currently combine the two in this down-to-earth practical fashion.
This new model of spiritual leadership encourages readers to accept five affirmations about themselves as leaders. Then through an additional five “Spiritworks,” you will learn to be open to the Spirit’s presence and to center your leadership in faithful ways.
Tricia addresses issues of personal identity, spiritual survival in corporate environments, the importance of intimacy in relationships and the struggle to integrate all of who you are into your daily life. There is even a down-to-earth chapter on sex that you’ll be eager to read.
To lead, you need to know how to live from a new spiritual center. To walk in the rapture of being fully alive is to be completely awake, with eyes wide open and senses alert to the possibilities of each day. The Spirit-centered leader strives to be totally conscious and, as much as possible, self-aware in each waking moment. This fully conscious state of being comes as we experience a power that is greater than ourselves. Acknowledgment of the transcendent is central to becoming an effective leader. This transcendent power of life moves us beyond our fears to a greater freedom. It allows us to exceed our own human limitations.
(Excerpt from Chapter 6, “Doing Spiritwork”.)
I was touched by the personal anecdotes and commentary and became spiritually connected with the author. I am swinging on the rope Patricia Brown talks about, and it is both exhilarating and scary.
Stephen K. Powers
Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania
A readable guide of practical wisdom for leadership in the new millennium. This book sets leadership solidly within both the Christian tradition and the more generalized spiritual quest of many North Americans.
Professor of Christian Education
Wesley Theological Seminary