I asked Peter Drucker, … “Peter, why are you a Christian?” …He says, “Ken, there’s no better deal.” I said, “What do you mean?” And he said, “Who else has grace?”
The above was related by business consultant Ken Blanchard. I have been listening to a series of recordings on developing teams and Blanchard was giving a presentation on “Developing People: Giving and Receiving Feedback” when he made the above statement.
I believe that in all my years, which included a lifetime in church, a decade of training managers and a stint teaching business at the college level, that is the very first time I have ever heard anyone speak of “grace” as a leadership model. I am hoping to flesh this out a bit and thought I would throw the door open to you for suggestions. Two questions that I have are (1) what Biblical passages would relate to this premise?, and (2) what would a “grace based leadership model” look like in a secular business?
Anyone care to share your thoughts?