FAITH NEWS SERVICE – Clarksville, Maryland (USA). A new decade and a new year has ushered in unprecedented despair to the world. The unanticipated COVID-19 pandemic has crossed paths with a well documented, yet often unaddressed, societal ill: Police brutality. This perfect storm, resulting in hundreds of thousands of COVID19-related deaths, widespread store closures, stay-at-home orders, record unemployment, along with protests and demonstrations to influence policy changes, has the world watching and wondering. These, and other prevailing issues, result in a plethora of questions about leadership, specifically, how will our leaders get us through these times?
Leadership with a Servant’s Heart: Leading through Personal Relationships (2019), by author Kevin Wayne Johnson, is an independently published best-selling book whose target audiences include both the general and Christian marketplaces. In 2020, it has earned four literary awards to include: (1) Readers View Reviewers Choice Awards, First Place,
(2) Christian Indie Publishers Association Award, Business/Finance, (3) Human Relations Indie Awards, Leadership Human Relations, Gold Winner, and (4) eLit Award (Digital Publishing Excellence), Silver Award, Business/Career/Sales, from The Jenkins Group. Leadership with A Servant’s Heart equips leaders at the front-line, mid-level and senior-level of small, medium and large organizations, including churches, with practical and proven leadership principles and strategies to create a new and dynamic cadre of leaders. The goal is to teach, coach, mentor and share the concepts of leading others by valuing and caring for them. Leaders learn: (a) Part I – The Key to Servant Leadership: Serving Others (b) Part II – The Goal of Servant Leadership: Inspiring Others and (c) Part III – The Result of Servant Leadership: Leading Others.
Three of the book’s 15 endorsements include –
“This book certainly packs a punch, it is loaded with solid statistics aligned with scriptural references. Highly recommended for men and women who want to be successful leaders in any field.”
– Dr. Reg Morais
Founder, Anoint the World Ministries
Founder & Senior Pastor, Living Faith Community Church Global, Perth (Western Australia)
“Kevin Johnson has created a valuable resource to accelerate leadership development with a Servants’ heart. His foundation of scripture supported by practical business examples, cases, and models provide a detailed guide for the growth-minded leader.”
– Nigel Adams
Owner, Adams Consulting LLC and C12 Group Chair, Washington DC Metro Region (USA)
Former Vice President, Customer Service – JetBlue Airways
“I commend to you Kevin Johnson’s latest book, as he describes not only servant leadership theories, but provides practical applications and examples which connect the dots. As the president of a Christian university, and having served as the head of a 60,000 person federal agency, and Deputy Director of the FBI under Robert Mueller, with over 35,000 employees, I understand and appreciate the importance of those who lead with a servant’s heart.”
– Dr. John S. Pistole
President, Anderson University, Anderson, IN (USA)
About the Author:
As Founder and Chief Executive of The Johnson Leadership Group, Kevin provides organizations, and the people who work within them, with the tools to forge effective personnel and interpersonal communication. He delivers training on the elements of dynamic relationships, to equip teams with the attitudes and attributes needed to develop individuals into leaders.
He is a John Maxwell Team certified trainer, coach, mentor and speaker, and an active member of the International Coach Federation. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management / Economics / Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kevin is an ordained minister by the Church of God Ministries, Incorporated, Anderson, IN, and has held multiple leadership positions at the local, regional, national and international levels, including Senior Pastor. He currently lives in Clarksville, Maryland, with his wife Gail and three sons. For more information, view the website at: www.thejohnsonleadershipgroup.com.