This volume helps leaders and leaders-in-training become students of culture who can then contextualize what they learn for their own organizational settings. Douglas McConnell, a respected leader in the worlds of missiology and higher education, enables readers to understand intercultural dynamics so they can shape their organizational cultures and lead their organizations in a missional direction. This is the latest volume in an award-winning series emphasizing mission as partnership with Christians around the globe.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Douglas McConnell (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of leadership and intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He previously served as dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and as provost at Fuller. He is the coauthor of The Changing Face of World Missions.
Doug McConnell firmly locates leadership not only within the lenses of culture, but also as a critical aspect of missiology. In doing so, he helps us see the vital importance of leading missionally as it relates to God's mission of reconciling the world. McConnell delivers a masterful book, overflowing with probing insights into the intercultural nature of leadership, practical case studies, and a wealth of personal experience in doing precisely what this book espouses. A first-rate leadership book, coming from a first-rate scholar-leader."
– Gregg A. Okesson, Asbury Theological Seminary
"Administration is one skill. Knowledge of culture is another. McConnell has both. Drawing on what he has learned through administering an academic institution and an agency, as well as listening closely to Christian leaders from many countries, McConnell explores significant organizational issues. From Islam to intercultural leadership, he weaves together insights."
– Miriam Adeney, Seattle Pacific University; author of Kingdom without Borders: The Untold Story of Global Christianity
"This book is taken from the pages of academia, experience, and the Scriptures. It is a rare combination of organizational theory and spiritual leadership, something that today's complex mission environment demands. I believe it will become standard reading for newly appointed mission leaders."
– Ted Esler, president, Missio Nexus