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Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World by Bob Rosen

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CHAPTER 19

Higher Purpose

Who I Am Inspires What I Do

Dr. Jack Stephenson is one of those rare leaders whose focus is totally on others, not himself. He's the kind of leader who, when confronted by a situation that could threaten his reputation or his organization, asks first what he can do to help others.

As the senior pastor of Anona, one of the country's oldest and largest Methodist churches, in Largo, Florida; the national head of Natural Church Development International; and a professor of world religions, Jack is truly a leader and mentor of spiritual health for both his congregation and the larger community.

What's striking is his emphasis on leadership as much as spirituality. In word and deed, he demonstrates his belief that his job ...

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