Fortress Press

Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

Shepherd Leadership

Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

Blaine McCormick (Author), David Davenport (Author)


Today's professionals need reliable models to teach them how to become better leaders. In this remarkable book, leadership experts Blaine McCormick and David Davenport introduce us to a new kind of leader by offering a new image of leadership--the leader as shepherd.

Drawing on the wisdom of the timeless Twenty-Third Psalm, the authors provide professionals with ancient wisdom for grappling with today's leadership challenges. Shepherd Leadership offers a much-needed lens through which to consider our own leadership as well as the leadership of those around us. This book teaches us important lessons about leadership: we can be vigilant without being adversarial, we can serve without being passive, and we can guide without commanding. Shepherd Leadership offers a visionary new model for transforming leadership practices in both corporate and small business settings. This is whole-person leadership. It's not just a matter of thinking or doing things a certain way. It's a fully integrated life--a matter of head and hand and heart. It's a way of thinking and doing and being.

Blaine McCormick and David Davenport inspire leaders with a fresh interpretation of this familiar spiritual text, helping all to integrate their spiritual life with their working life through a unique blend of timeless wisdom and contemporary business leadership strategy.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506463438
  • eBook ISBN 9781506463445
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 150
  • Publication Date October 6, 2020


"What a joy to learn that David Davenport has placed his thoughts on paper! He has touched thousands with his teaching--may he and Blaine McCormick touch even more through this book."

Max Lucado, best-selling author of over forty books

"Providing fresh insight into one of the most cherished texts in the Bible, David Davenport and Blaine McCormick walk with us beside the 'quiet waters' of our contemplation and embolden us for ethical, fearless, and transformed leadership."

Andre K. Benton, president emeritus of Pepperdine University

"Shepherd Leadership is remarkable for showing how timeless truths--from one of the most significant passages in the Bible--apply to the complexities of contemporary organizations. It's abundantly clear that when leaders accept the call to lead like a shepherd, not only is the organizational culture improved, but so is the bottom line."

Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One-Minute Manager and The Servant Leader

"Shepherd Leadership extracts spiritual insights from the writings of one who was anointed by God to lead, David. It makes a tremendous contribution, not to the 'science' of leadership but, far more significantly, to its heart and soul."

Richard Stearns, president emeritus of World Vision United States