From Leaders to Rulers

Author: Jonathan Haas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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What is the role of leadership in society? Why do people surrender their political autonomy to the decision-making authority of leaders and rulers? Why do people follow the commands of their leaders? Who gets to be king/chief/emperor and why? Why are some societies centralized while others are not? The papers in this volume draw on the archaeological record of societies from around the world to address these critical issues in contemporary social science.

Government Leaders, Military Rulers and Political Activists

Author: David W. Del Testa

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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In each volume, an introductory essay outlines of history of the disciplines under discussion, and describes how changes and innovations in these disciplines have affected our lives. The biographies that follow are organized in an A-Z format: each biography is divided into a "life" section describing the individual's life and influences and a "legacy" section summarizing the impact of that individual's work throughout history. These biographies cover a diverse group of men and women from around the globe and throughout history. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mao Tse-tung and Genghis Khan are among the 200 well-known historical figures included in this volume. Examples of other lesser-known, yet important, individuals covered in this work are: Gustavas Adolphus, Swedish empire creator; Hatshepsut, queen of ancient Egyptian dynasty; and Jean Jaurès, French socialist leader and pacifist. Each synopsis provides information on each individual's enduring impact on the common understanding of fundamental themes of human existence.

Wisdom for Kings, Rulers, Leaders and Ordinary Folk

Author: LeDelma Mcdonald

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.


Category: Religion


View: 239

Wisdom for Kings, Rulers, Leaders and Ordinary Folk speaks to the love motif of God for His people. The writing in the Book of Proverbs peregrinates through the books of the Old Testament and back into the New Testament as the Holy Spirit reveals the sincerity, depth and integrity of Scripture. The decision to use the Reflections to talk about the grace, mercy and love of Christ Jesus as seen in the Book of Proverbs was the right decision. Like the compendium of contributors to the Book of Proverbs, Jesus used everyday situations to talk about the spiritual hope available to all humanity. Many of the teachings of Jesus, originally found in the Book of Proverbs, point to the wisdom of God throughout the Holy Bible. Every word in the New Testament points to God, as the penultimate source of wisdom. Keywords: Enlightening, Life, Changing, Informative, Thought, Provoking, Eye, Opening, Practical, Wisdom, Unveiled, A, Must, Read, Before, Choosing, A, Friend, Or, A Spouse

Be a Leader Not a Ruler

Helpful Advice for Music Ministry Leaders

Author: Jeff Bishop

Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 462

This book is more about how not to lead than how to. It’s based on my experience as a band and music ministry leader. I’ve observed other leaders, young as well as experienced ones, making decisions, which don’t exactly agree with the Bible. I myself have made many mistakes as a leader, and I still do, so I want to share some of that with you. I’ve been blessed to read many books on worship, which have really opened my eyes and ears to what true worship and true leadership should be. And as helpful all those books, my observations and experience has been for me, the biggest eye opener was the most important book that anybody will ever read. The Bible

From Shepherd to Ruler: Leadership Lessons Inspired by David

Author: Vinnie Venturella

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Religion

Page: 204

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David is one of the most perfect characters on which to do a study of leadership. We can learn a lot from David’s life. We can learn what to do and what not to do. I think both are important. No one is perfect and learning those tough lessons on someone else’s behalf is as important as learning the more positive ones. David was God’s anointed. He started as a shepherd and through God’s leadership, he became a ruler of a nation and a shepherd over His people. David did not set out to be Israel’s king. He did not set out to ‘be a leader.’ He was thrust into circumstances not of his making. He went through his own crucible time and time again. Through each experience he put more tools in his toolbox so to speak. Although not perfect by any measure, his zeal for God and faith in God became the standard that all future kings of Israel would be measured against. We can learn a lot from current and prior leaders, regardless of where we find them. Like the cook making a stew, you choose which ingredients and how much to use, and learn what works and what doesn’t work for you along the way as you perfect your recipe.

Libya: Rulers and Leaders






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Features a listing of rulers and leaders of Libya from 1951 to 1994 and a chronological timeline of Libya's history from 439 B.C. to 1969, provided by Ibrahim Ighneiwa.

Challenging the Rulers

A Leadership Model for Good Governance

Author: Duncan Okoth-Okombo

Publisher: African Books Collective


Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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Challenging The Rulers: A Leadership Model for Good Governance brings to the fore the issue of leadership in developing countries like Kenya. Citing specific examples, it singles out bad leadership as the cause of stagnation and underdevelopment in Africa. This book advocates for a serious discourse on leadership as the most critical factor in a national quest for good governance and prosperity. Unlike other writers who bemoan the state of affairs in Africa without offering alternatives, the authors propose a leadership model that can ensure good governance. This is based on the premise that good leadership means good governance hence reasonable economic growth and development. Values and principles of good leadership are outlined. In 2010, Kenya took its pride of place among nations by enacting a new progressive constitution which among other things provides for a devolved government. However, the authors argue that good laws, structures, systems and policies simply provide the infrastructure for good governance. To move Kenya forward, good men and women of vision, who are committed to servant leadership, must rise up to activate these laws to bring about good governance as a means of improving people's quality of life. In a nutshell, this book advocates for reforms in leadership. Challenging The Rulers is a challenge to all leaders - present and aspiring - to adopt this leadership model. To ordinary citizens, it is a call to take necessary action to elect good leaders.