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Leadership as Service

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On Thursday 4th July, I attended the launch of Dr Christine Cameron's new book titled Leadership as a call to service publshed by Connor Court Publishing.  The book is based on Christine's recent doctoral research into leadership.  She adopts Robert Greenleaf's (1970) model of servant leadership and Spears' (1998) identification of the core characteristics of servant leadership - listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualisation, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people and building community - to delve into the lives and works of three women doctors of the Church - Teresa of Ávila, Catherine of Siena and Thérèse of Lisieux - as servant leaders.  In launching the book, Professor Gerald O'Collins SJ AC praised what he described as a 'good read' for its insights into the leadership styles of these three women saints. Christine's work concludes that Greenleaf provides an excellent framework for studying leadership in the Christian context. The book can be purchased through Connor Court at http://www.connorcourt.com 

John McMahon


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