Leadership by the Good Book
Timeless Principles for Making an Eternal Impact
Leadership by the Good Book will inspire, empower, and equip men and women to lead their businesses, their teams, their ministries, and even their families to greater heights and to have an eternal impact.
For David L. Steward, founder and chairman of World Wide Technology, his philosophy for building a successful business is simple and founded on a Biblical principle: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” (Mark 10:45 NIV). As a business leader, he says, the first priority is to serve employees.
Together with Brandon K. Mann, these two leaders distill their wisdom in this field guide for leaders who want to bring respect, integrity, honesty, and trust to the workplace. Steward and Mann draw from personal experiences as well as share insights and examples of how God’s Word has informed and influenced their leadership. Each chapter ends with a section titled Your Leadership Flywheel: Learn, Live, Lead, Legacy, which includes self-reflection questions, application of biblical principles, as well as a prayer.
"Through a collection of stories, David Steward captures the essential elements of what it takes to successfully lead people. Serve, love, risk, invest, trust, and so much more beautifully form a leadership template that you'll immediately want to replicate. But not so fast-let this book minister to you as God, through David, not only refines your leadership style but reconnects you with Him, the ultimate business advisor. Leadership by the Good Book has changed my life."—Cynt Marshall CEO, Dallas Mavericks
"David Steward is an incredible leader who has helped to shape the future for so many people not just in the technology sector but across life. His vision for WWT and, more importantly, his passion of helping others have been an inspiration for me personally. We are all so fortunate to have such an incredible human being who has done so well in life now working even harder to help others achieve a level of personal and professional success."—John W. Thompson Venture Partner, Lightspeed Venture, and Chair of the Board, Microsoft Corporation
"In Leadership by the Good Book, David Steward has written a profound,timely, and timeless book. The wisdom within its pages demonstrates the power of God and David's willingness to be used by God. The knowledge shared will accelerate you toward greater integrity, improve your excellence at work an home, and fortify your faith. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to go to the next level as a leader, professionally and personally."—DeVon Franklin Hollywood Producer and New York Times Best-Selling Author
"All you have to do is see the table of contents, which presents you with a reality many do not think is possible: How you can lead a life of meaning and service to others, and be as successful as David Steward? The secret he reveals is so powerful-meaning and service to others is success . . . and it produces results. Thanks for this gift, David."—Dr. Henry Cloud Psychologist, Author, and Leadership Consultant
"As a lifelong educator, I have found that the higher education mission is balanced by morals and ethics of individuals. Leadership by the Good Book is an extraordinary read, authored by an extraordinary man. David Steward is truly God's servant, whose life exemplifies one of humility. This book serves as a spirit-led guide to finding one's potential and purpose. Through faith and by following godly principles you, too, will be inspired to become a servant leader." —Dr. Henry Givens Jr. President Emeritus, Harris-Stowe State University