Leading and managing a church, a ministry, a business, or a non-profit organisation is quite a complex task. There is the cause or the mission that needs pursuing. There are the staff and volunteers who need encouraging and inspiring, much like a community. Then there is the corporate or business aspects that need conducting with excellence.
John Pearson has been active in management for over 25 years, serving with the Christian Management Association, the Willow Creek Association, and the Christian Camp and Conference Association. He is now president of a management consulting firm, serving both non-profit and for-profit organisations through workshops and training. John has recently released a book entitled Mastering the Management Buckets: 20 Critical Competencies for Leading Your Business or Non-Profit. The twenty competencies are grouped around the concepts of Cause, Community, and Corporation. Much of his thinking has been influenced by Peter Drucker, commonly known as the 'father of modern management' and a committed Christian until his passing away at the age of 95 back in 1995.
There is a very practical book with a broad range of ideas and practices relevant to anyone in leadership or management within any type of organisation. I highly recommend it.