Leadership Basics: Know Your Leadership Style

Content Contributor: Mark L. Vincent, Ph.D., CCNL, CEO/Senior Design Partner

Facilitator: Mark L. Vincent, Ph.D., CCNL, CEO, Design Group International

Category: Executive Leadership

Last Day to Register: September 25, 2017

Module Start Date: October 2, 2017

Learning Objectives

  • Consider whether leaders are born, made or called, and which leadership characteristics fall into which categories
  • Assess your own leadership style in comparison to the major styles of leadership
  • Form a personal definition of leadership
  • Work through complexities and paradoxes inherent in serving as a leader
  • Learn about the Steward Leader model: the origin of the concept, its biblical basis and how it might be incorporated into your definition of leadership

Module Overview

What is your leadership style? In this module, we will explore leadership basics, assessing your leadership style in comparison to major leadership models. You’ll form your own personal definition of leadership, drawing from biblical understandings of both discipleship and leadership. We will consider whether leaders are born, made or called — and define which leadership characteristics might fall into which category. This module will also introduce you to the Steward Leader model of Christian leadership, in both theory and practice. We will explore how the Steward Leader model fits within the spectrum of leadership models and theory. This module will help you to wisely examine your own leadership journey, as you work through the complexities of leadership and practically apply the Steward Leader model.

Requirements for Receiving Credit

Credit for the module will be determined on the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion and submission of five Reflection assignments demonstrating that the participant has read required resources and reviewed the presentation content.
  2. Engage in all the topic forum discussions for all five sessions.

Required Textbooks

The Leadership Style of Jesus: How to Develop the Leadership Qualities of the Good Shepherd, Michael Youssef, Victor Books, 1986
Introduction to Leadership Concepts and Practice, 2nd Edition, Peter G. Northouse, Sage Publications, 2011.

Facilitator Bio

Mark L. Vincent, Ph.D., CCNL, CEO, Design Group International

Mark L. Vincent, Ph.D., CCNL, CEO, Design Group International

Mark L. Vincent is CEO of Design Group International, an organizational development company he co-founded in 2001 to help organizations and their leaders discover clarity and implement solutions. Out of a successful career in pastoral ministry, project management and leadership development, Mark co-founded Design Group International, a firm that helps organizations and their leaders discover clarity and implement solutions. Mark assists businesses, nonprofits and ministry organizations, guiding leadership transitions, untying organizational knots and moving forward in mission. A noted cutting-edge thought leader in stewardship theology and practice, Mark mentors executive leaders and organizational development professionals through conversation, training, speaking and writing.