Shepherd leadership

From D.C.: What metaphor Jesus would use to describe effective leadership if He were speaking to an American Rotary Club on the issue in 2006. Would he speak in terms of shepherds? Probably not… we’ve never even seen a shepherd, which means we don’t really have the ability to clearly link the shepherd idea with modern leadership.

My response: The definition of “shepherd” is: “A person who herds, tends, and guards sheep; A person who protects, guides, or watches over a person or group of people; A member of the clergy; The Shepherd, Jesus Christ; To tend or guard as a shepherd: to shepherd the flock; To watch over carefully” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shepherd).

Do we really need to see a shepherd in order to lead like a shepherd?

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One comment

  1. Maria Toth · November 10, 2006

    Just found your blog!
    God bless
    Maria in the UK
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

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