"The more I read the Bible, the more evident it becomes that everything I have ever taught or written about effective leadership over the past 25 years, Jesus did to perfection. He is simply the greatest leadership role model of all time."  - Ken Blanchard


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Releases April 19, 2016


Lead Like Jesus Revisited

Effective leadership—whether on the job, in the community, at church or in the home—starts on the inside. Before you can hope to lead anyone else, you have to know who you are. Every leader must answer two critical questions:

  1. Whose are you going to be?
  2. Who are you going to be?

One deals with your relationship to Christ. The other with your life purpose.

In this newly revised classic, renowned leadership experts Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges and Phyllis Hendry Halverson guide readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. It really could be described as the process of aligning two internal domains—the heart and the head; and two external domains—the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this very practical and transformational book. With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus, and dozens of stories and leadership examples, the authors will once again show us the way effective leaders lead.

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What Others Are Saying

Reviews from the Previous Edition

“One of our world’s great problems is egocentric, self-serving leadership— leaders who think people exist for their benefit, instead of vice versa. In stark contrast, Jesus modeled servant leadership, leading by example. He said, ‘I came to serve, not to be served.’ Now, two thousand years later, Jesus has over 2.1 billion followers, which makes Him the undisputed greatest leader of all time. No one else comes close! This is why you need to know how to lead like Jesus. He is the only flawless example. That’s why you should read this book!”

Rick Warren, Author, The Purpose Driven Life Named one of “America’s Twenty-five Best Leaders” (U.S. News and World Report)

 “Ever since writing Leadership by the Book with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges, I’ve watched them grow in their depth of understanding of what the Bible reveals about how Jesus would have us lead others. The best thinking the Lord has revealed to them, to this point, can be found in this book. If you want to be the servant leader that Jesus mandated His followers to be, then read Lead Like Jesus. It will change your life and the lives of people you are able to influence.”

Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

 “You’ll find few men better qualified to address this topic than Ken Blanchard. His favorite name is Jesus and preferred verb is lead. Let him do for you what he’s done for me and millions of others—help you lead like Jesus.”

Max Lucado, minister of preaching, Oak Hills Church; bestselling author

“Finally. Finally. Finally. A definitive guide to the connection between our faith and our work—one that is both theoretically elegant and immensely practical. This is, without a doubt, the most important management book I have ever encountered.”

Patrick Lencioni, Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Lead Like Jesus promises a refurbishing, applicable perspective from the leader of all time!”

Dan T. Cathy, President and COO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

“For those who seek to lead like Jesus, this book is an important reflective tool in helping to better understand—who we are, where we are going, and why it is important for people to follow. It is a reminder to all of us that leadership is only a means. To what end is the ultimate question.”

C. William Pollard, chairman, executive committee, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; former chairman, ServiceMaster

“Read this book and ponder the questions raised, the ideas presented, and ask yourself if you too can take up the challenge in your own life. It’s not just what would Jesus do, but especially, how would Jesus lead? This book will help you find the answers.”

Laurie Beth Jones, Author, Jesus, CEO; The Path; Jesus: Life Coach; and The Four Elements of Success

“Ken has a divine passion for leaders to let Jesus live out His life through them in servant leadership. His book, Lead Like Jesus, is an extremely timely book that is both thorough and God-honoring. I highly recommend it to all who lead others.”

Henry Blackaby, Author, Experiencing God

Lead Like Jesus is a gift to the sincere and a beacon of light to the lost. May the knowledge conveyed in this teaching help spread the message of truth around the world. It has spoken to my heart as well as my mind.”

Mary Anne Shula, Shula Enterprises

“There is no greater leadership model than Jesus, and [the authors] have taken years of experience identifying the leadership characteristics of Jesus that will affect your life and leadership. They have hit the nail on the head with Lead Like Jesus.”

John Maxwell, founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation

Lead Like Jesus transcends all relationships and cuts to the heart of the matter—leading like Jesus will change you and the lives you touch. Choose this book today to be challenged and motivated to lead at a higher level everywhere! You’ll never be or lead the same again!”

Marjorie Dorr, independent director, Pharmerica Corporation; former chief strategy officer, WellPoint, Inc.

“In Lead Like Jesus we learn that it is intimacy with Jesus that transforms our lives and leadership. The difference between this and other leadership books is that the focus on Jesus encourages the leader to actually learn, grow, and change behavior. There is no more effective way to becoming a great leader.”

Vince Siciliano, president & CEO, New Resource Bank

“A path-breaking book in every way. This book shows you how to live your faith in your world—without ducking, without offending. Follow the path and be changed in every way.”

Bob Buford, Author, Halftime and Finishing Well Founder, Leadership Network