Putting Integrity and Justice at the Heart of How You Lead
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Number of Pages: 256
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
'Read this book, and then rethink everything else.' Danielle Strickland 'A feast of insight and reflection on what just leadership should look like.' The Rt Reverend Dr Jonathan Gibbs 'This book will change the way you lead.' The Rt Reverend Dr Emma Ineson, Bishop of Penrith 'A book that should be on the shelves of every leader today.' The Reverend Will van der Hart From #MeToo scandals to revelations of spiritual abuse atrocities in the Church, we’ve watched too many leaders let us down. What went wrong for these leaders? And more importantly, how can we get it right? Just Leadership offers advice and guidance to empower leaders everywhere to make a difference and answer the call for a fairer, more transparent, more equal society. Drawing on their combined decades of experience in leadership and safeguarding, Justin Humphreys and Simon Barrington explore what it means for a leader to be just, and provide practical ways improve your leadership skills and create a just and open environment. Across the world, there is a heart cry for justice – but often the fight is too focused on the wider cause, bypassing conversations about individual leaders across our churches, organisations, charities and communities. Just Leadership is for every leader – whether you are in Church or other Christian leadership, business or professional leadership or even a leader within your local community – who wants to build their skills and start leading the way to a better future.
'This excellent book offers breadth and challenge, as well as inspiration, to those who aspire to the noble task of Christian leadership . . . I expect to be coming back to this book time and again to provoke, inspire and shape my thoughts and actions for the benefit of the common good.' * Alastair Bateman, CEO, Church Mission Society * 'Simon Barrington and Justin Humphreys have provided a feast of insight and reflection on what just leadership looks like - and how to put it into practice. This will be a valuable and accessible resource to any who are involved in leading organizations and shaping their culture.' * The Rt Reverend Dr Jonathan Gibbs, Church of England Lead Bishop for Safeguarding * 'Both refreshing and inspiring. I cannot recommend it too highly.' * Paul Harcourt, National Leader, New Wine England * 'This book is empowering . . . [and] packed with practical advice to help us to lead more justly. It will enable willing leaders to uncover the unseen prejudices of their hearts and to challenge and dismantle the injustices lurking in the cultures of their churches or organizations.' * Simon Harris and Ceri Harris, Burlington Baptist Church * 'Filled with biblical and psychological wisdom, this is a book that should be on the shelves of every leader today.' * The Reverend Will van der Hart, Co-director, The Mind & Soul Foundation * 'I have underlined something in almost every paragraph in this book. There's something vital and so important for us all to understand and share on every page.' * Michele Hawthorne, founder and Director, Press Red * 'In this book we find a model for just leadership in a world longing to hear a better story than "returning to normal", and the tools to make it happen when so often we are stuck for what to do . . . [it challenged me] to search my own world-view, motivation, actions, relationships and ambition.' * Ross Hendry, CEO, Spurgeons Childcare * 'This book will change the way you lead. Its biblical, theological mandate for leaders to pursue justice is moving, inspiring and potentially life-changing. The world that God made and loves needs leaders who will seek wholeheartedly to live and exercise leadership justly. Just Leadership will help you to see why and will show you how.' * The Rt Reverend Dr Emma Ineson, Bishop of Penrith * 'This book is dangerous but in a great way. It leaves no stone unturned in its quest to help its readers to become just leaders. Just fabulous; challenging and inspiring - I will be buying copies for all my team.' * The Venerable Rhiannon King, Archdeacon, Ipswich, and Director, Inspiring Ipswich * 'This book is a must-read for anyone who is serious about tackling injustices in society today.' * Dr John Kirkby CBE, founder, Christians Against Poverty * 'This book is a must-read for leaders and aspiring leaders of any kind . . . it will challenge and inspire you in equal measure. What it won't do is leave you unmoved.' * Bekah Legg, Director, Restored * 'Just Leadership is full of helpful questions, lessons and wisdom for all Christian leaders . . . this book [is] a wide-ranging and helpful manual for any leader seeking to lead from a place of authentic justice-seeking.' * Chine McDonald, Head of Public Engagement, Christian Aid * 'What a welcome contribution to leadership studies and to the movements for social justice! . . . With so many studies of leadership appearing annually, it is hard to think of one that says something fresh, but Just Leadership does. A real godsend.' * The Reverend Canon Dr Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer, co-authors, A Church Called Tov * 'Just Leadership is not so much a book as a catalyst for change - in leadership culture but also in the heart of us as leaders . . . If you want to build a healthy culture where character is valued more highly than competence, and where learning from and empowering others is at the heart of your mission, this book will be a game-changer for you. Honest, hope-filled and packed with practical tools for leaders to use, Just Leadership is the book on integrity, inclusion and intentionality that every team needs to read.' * Cathy Madavan, speaker, writer and broadcaster * 'Simon and Justin have written a book that is compelling and practical, that draws on their own leadership and life journeys. It is timely, biblical, honest and, above all, applicable to anyone in leadership. I commend this book to every leader and am sure that it will inspire, challenge and inform in a way that will cause readers to consider justice as a framework for their leadership.' * Mark Markiewicz, CEO of CWR, Waverley Abbey Trust * 'This is an inspiring book on an often overlooked aspect of leadership. Thought provoking and thorough, it will offer a framework for pondering and praying into your own character, as well as giving a wider perspective on your leadership . . . It is a book not to rush through, but to read, put down, pray, pick up again, pray some more . . . expect it to unsettle, to challenge and to change the way you lead.' * Dr Kate Middleton, founder and Co-director, The Mind & Soul Foundation * 'This book is a powerful fusion of personal lessons learnt, theological insight and leadership principles that provoke and challenge us to lead differently for the sake of others and the change needed in our world. It's a call to slow down as leaders, to listen, to begin to understand, then to speak and act with, and on behalf of, others.' * Tim Morfin, founder and CEO, Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) * 'This is both a timely and necessary book for churches, charities and businesses as we collectively aim to pursue justice, integrity and transparency, and become leaders who can model what it means to prioritize Kingdom values . . . [It] provides a helpful framework through which leaders can cultivate a more secure sense of identity and a deep sense of connection with those around them.' * Gareth Russell, Managing Director, Jersey Road PR * ' This book is a must-read for any leaders committed to placing God's heart for justice at the centre of their life, their leadership and their organization . . . Just Leadership is a timely and much needed resource for those of us desiring to lead the way in the fight for justice, hoping for meaningful change and longing to make a lasting difference to the inequality we see in the world around us.' * Nicki Sims, Senior Leader, Skylark International * 'There is no longer any doubt that this cultural moment is a blazing light of exposure, revealing deep injustices and inequities that flourish through toxic leadership. Rather than settling for an indictment of the status quo, Simon and Justin offer us a way forward. They lead us not to drink of the gall of our current state but offer instead a healing balm that could cure us and lead us from despair to life. Read this book and then rethink everything else. I promise, it's the best of news.' * Danielle Strickland, author, speaker, trainer and global social justice advocate * 'If you are looking primarily to increase your head knowledge and acquire new skills, then this book is not for you, because this is about your head, heart and soul. . . . As you engage with the pages, you will be transformed as you are invited to live an ever-stronger "yes" to participating in God's kingdom work of transformation as you pray "your kingdom come on earth as in heaven".' * The Rt Reverend Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, Lead Bishop for HM Prisons * 'This book is a call to action for every leader. A call to willingly and courageously lay down the broken and dysfunctional leadership behaviours that many of us have learnt from the generations before us and be prepared to model something different . . . Rooted in biblical truth, Simon and Justin inspire a vision of what our world will look like when we live and learn to "act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God" (Micah 6.8).' * Arianna Walker, speaker, author and CEO, Mercy UK *