Doctoral Project Abstract
Organizational Leadership That Pleases God
Chantel C. Upshur-Myles
"Organizational Leadership That Pleases God" is a 16-hour leadership development seminar that addresses leader needs from workplace environments ranged from public to private, and from ministry to non-profit organizations. Whether from the front-line worker to senior management capacities, this seminar engages all organizational positions.
This seminar delivery is through an interactive learning environment—lecture, individual strategizing work, group interaction, and question & answer sessions. This seminar explores leadership awareness and development across six dimensions. These dimensional areas include learning about their: 1) natural abilities and right job-fit, 2) personality types and how to work with other personalities, 3) behavior in the workplace, 4) relationship development in the workplace, 5) Christian-based network support system, and 6) futuristic perspective of self.
Initially, this seminar assists the leader in becoming aware of who they are by looking at their strengths and weaknesses based upon their natural abilities using the Motivational Gifts Survey, personality preferences using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, leader behavior through the Leader Practices Inventory, and improving leader-follower relationship development based upon the Sermon on the Mount. Next, the leader is required to develop strategies with accountability measures for improvement in all areas resulting in a Personal Leadership Development Plan. And lastly, the leader is required to develop a futuristic perspective of themselves that is rooted and grounded biblical principles, as well as a personal vision and mission statements to forward progression in 3, 5, and 10 years resulting in a Personal Journey Paper.