I really enjoyed reading this interview by James K A Smith (of Calvin College, and one of my favorite authors in the philosophical realm) with D. Michael Linsday, president of Gordon College and author of a few books on leaders & leadership.
This two-part interview is a quick read but packed with great thoughts. I especially appreciated the discussion of the value of “broad” thinking — which is usually developed through the wide liberal arts curriculum rather than a specialist emphasis — as a vital characteristic of successful “top” leaders.
They also unpack some of the tension that Christians feel when they look at the world’s definition of “successful leader” and compare that with a traditional emphasis in churches on living a quiet and holy life. It’s worth chewing on.
Part one: The Hidden Curriculum of Leadership