Leadership in a Fallen World: The Vices and Virtues of Leadership


Western culture has shifted from viewing work as vocation and for survival to a vehicle for self-fulfilment. Christians, albeit perhaps inadvertently, have allowed themselves to be “squeezed into the mould of the world” This can result in us failing to face up to the reality of our own fallen nature and the struggle against the vices and temptations particularly prevalent in leadership. We have at times let ambition, pride, and self-seeking override the decision making process and influence our dealings with colleagues, staff, and church members. One manifestation of this in the church is the rise of the CEO style pastor.