cover image Jesus CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership

Jesus CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership

Laurie Beth Jones. Hyperion Books, $19.95 (352pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-6062-3

Jesus was able to motivate his staff of 12, ergo, there is much to be learned from his teachings, stresses California management consultant Jones, whose sentiments as expressed here ring with sincerity. Her thoughtful use of Jesus's biblical sayings on belief, boldness, discipline and the like add to her credibility. However, one wonders about the practical value of certain of her anecdotes, like the one about a ``phenomenally successful'' executive recruiter who imagines that God is on the line every time her office phone rings, which inspires her to do her utmost to serve the caller. And one questions Jones's notions regarding the Alpha, i.e., masculine, style of management and Beta, or feminine, use of power, as well as her Omega hypothesis, which incorporates both the Alpha and Beta approaches. Readers might do well to refer to the Bible on their own to glean the messages Jones presents. (Jan.)