THE ACCIDENTAL EXECUTIVE: LESSONS ON BUSINESS, FAITH, AND CALLING FROM THE LIFE OF JOSEPH, by Albert Erisman

Published on September 25, 2015 by Todd Scacewater

Hendrickson, 2015 | 202 pages

For people in the workplace, there is a great deal to learn from Joseph in the book of Genesis. He spent time both at the top and at the bottom-as a leader and as a slave in Egypt. In this new book about faith and work, author Albert M. Erisman shares lessons learned from the frontlines of business, government, and education, and how they connect to Joseph’s life. Through the author’s own work experiences and interviews with business leaders across the world, you’ll learn that Joseph dealt with issues that are still common in the business world today. Studying his life can offer guidance and encouragement in any workplace.

 

Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Education
2. Ready?
3. The First Leadership Assignment
4. A Rough Start
5. Sexual Temptation
6. When Bad Things Happen to Good People
7. Commitment to the Task
8. A Glimmer of Hope
9. The Opportunity at the Right Time
10. Professionalism
11. Office Politics
12. Bringing Bad News to Authority
13. Talking about God in the Workplace
14. Strategy
15. The Big Promotion
16. Dealing with Success
17. Executing the Strategy
18. A Troubling Customer
19. Transparency, Honesty, and Integrity
20. Fear and Forgiveness
21. Fairness and Justice
22. Temptation of Power
23. Temptation of Money
24. Globalization
25. Did Joseph Ultimately Fail?
26. The Corporate Story
27. Calling
28. Final Reflections


About the Author
Albert M. Erisman is the executive in residence and past director for the Center for Integrity in Business at Seattle Pacific University. He teaches business ethics and business and technology both at the undergraduate and the graduate level, and is also co-teaching a doctor of ministry cohort at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary on the theology of work.

 

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The Accidental Executive: Lessons On Business, Faith, And Calling From The Life Of Joseph

Hendrickson, 2015 | 202 pages