Excellence in Leadership: Reaching Goals with Prayer, Courage and Determination, By John White

Excellence in Leadership

Reaching Goals with Prayer, Courage and Determination

by John White

Excellence in Leadership
  • Length: 132 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: March 21, 1986
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 0570
  • ISBN: 9780877845706

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  • Short deadlines
  • Not enough staff
  • Tight budgets
  • Personal attacks
  • External opposition
  • Internal conflicts
  • A huge task

Every leader faces these problems. But as Christians, should we solve them by using the secular strategies of best-selling management books? Or is there another way?

John White says there is. Nehemiah provides the model we need for excellence in leadership. From the way he overcame obstacles, we find practical solutions for surmounting the problems we encounter. From the way he achieved his goals, we learn how to accomplish the work God has called us to. With the wisdom and biblical insight John White is known for, he shows how to be action-oriented and prayer-oriented, a firm leader and a servant, a realist and a visionary.

This book confronts the crises facing leaders today. Here White inspires and guides us in our task. A book for present and future leaders.


1. Meeting the Man
2. The Leader Prayer
3. The Leader Organization
4. The Leader the Work
5. The Leader Opposition
6. The Leader Opposition from Within
7. The Leader Personal Attacks
8. The Leader Renewal
9. The Leader Endurance


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John White

John White (1924–2002) was the author of twenty-five books, including Daring to Draw Near, Excellence in Leadership, and The Cost of Commitment. He served as a medical missionary, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, and a church planter and leader in the Vineyard Church movement. A much sought-after speaker, he lectured around the world at churches, conferences, and leadership events.