PODCAST: Preface, Part 2 (Leadership That Gets the Job Done Podcast #51 with Daniel Whyte III)

Leadership That Gets the Job Done Podcast — Episode 51

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, and this is the “Leadership That Gets the Job Done” Podcast, Episode 51.

Our Bible passage for this episode is Hebrews 13:7 which says, “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.”

Our quote for this episode is from Woodrow Wilson. He said, “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

In this podcast, we are using two books as our texts: Spiritual Leadership: Moving People On To God’s Agenda by Henry and Richard Blackaby; Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell; and Organizational and Management Leadership: A Christian Perspective by Anita Satterlee.

Our topic today is Part 2 of the Preface from Organizational and Management Leadership: A Christian Perspective by Anita Satterlee. She continues:

Chapter One provides an introduction to the field of Organizational Management and Leadership: A Christian Perspective. First, the similarities and differences between management and leadership are discussed, as well as the related concept if fellowship. Second, the reader is introduced to the work of the management, specifically why managers are important to the organization, the differing organizational roles managers play, and the general types of managers. This chapter concludes with a discussion of managerial career development.

Chapter Two provides the historical overview of management and leadership concepts. The chapter begins with a summary of the historical development of modern management thinking, from Adam Smith in 1776 through the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s. Next, the three historical eras of modern theory are discussed, specifically scientific management int he early twentieth century, administrative management in the mid 20th century, and quantitative management in the later 20th century. Finally the chapter concludes with historical development of management gurus, including their impact on contemporary management thought.

Chapters Three and Four are highly inter-related. Chapter Three provides coverage of three of the four major functions of management. Leading is a function of management, when considered as the process of influencing others in an organization to act in a certain manner. However, in a broader sense, if leadership is considered a transformative act, it is considered as its own discipline, separate from the functions of management. Thus, Chapter Four will deal with the important issue of leadership. Chapter Four provides an introduction to leadership as a discipline separate from management.

— PRAYER —

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, here’s how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

God bless.