Principles of Priesthood Leadership (Paperback)
One of the significant challenges facing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as it moves into the twenty-first century is that of preparing and training Church members to be effective in moving forward the work of the Lord. In Principles of Priesthood Leadership, respected Church leader and experienced teacher Stephen D. Nadauld describes those characteristics and principles that will shape effective leaders. Specifically, he describes those characteristics that differentiate leaders from managers. Chief among the responsibilities and capabilities of a good leader is understanding the plan of salvation and resolving to teach the plan to those over whom you preside. Likewise, Brother Nadauld explains, is the importance of ward and stake leaders fostering their relationships with the youth of the Church. In fact, he writes, a ward in which the youth are a bishop's first priority is a ward that excels. Full of valuable insight for leaders, Principles of Priesthood Leadership is certain to become a widely used reference and worthy leadership tool that will prove effective at all levels of Church leadership, from deacon's quorum adviser to bishopric to Primary president.
About the Author
Stephen D. Nadauld is a professor in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Brother Nadauld has been the CEO of a dairy cooperative and president of Weber State University; he also served for five years as a General Authority in the Second Quorum of the Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Brother Nadauld is married to Margaret Dyreng Nadauld, who currently serves as the Young Women General President of teh Church. The Nadaulds are the parents of seven sons, have five grandchildren, and reside in Bountiful, Utah.
by Customer - reviewed on February 15, 2011
This is an excellent book for anyone in a Church leadership position. Must read!