A proverb is a short saying that expresses a truth and offers advice to the reader, often with an element of wit. The authors have distilled the knowledge contained in many leadership books into these potent principles. Like a diamond focusing light, these proverbs cut through the verbosity of lengthy books and provide a treasure trove of guidance gems. This is a perfect gift for any leader you know!
¿Qué pasaría si líderes experimentados condensaran toda su experiencia y sabiduría obtenida de miles de libros en potentes principios? ¿Qué pasaría si moldearan y tradujeran estos principios en dichos que fueran poderosos, claros, directos, al grano, y sazonados con sabiduría? Lo que obtendríamos sería lo que ahora tienen ustedes en sus manos, Proverbios de Liderazgo, un recurso sin igual que, así como un precioso diamante enfoca luz, ha distilado los muchos recursos y aquí provee un tesoro de joyas de sabiduría como guía para dirigir. Estos dichos comunican verdades fáciles de recordar. La manera breve y clara en que son presentados facilita su uso a los líderes de todos los caminos de vida; maestros, pastores, hombres de negocios, estudiantes, políticos, doctores, padres y madres de familia. Los líderes experimentados los usarán para recordar sus principios fundamentales y para enseñar a otros. Los neófitos los podrán leer y los recordarán como axiomas para guiar su desarrollo. Los proverbios no son solo formas duraderas de comunicación, sino una manera vital de comunicación. Son fáciles de memorizar; cambian nuestra conducta y mejoran nuestras habilidades. Son fáciles de memorizar; cambian nuestra conducta y mejoran nuestras habilidades. Son fáciles de pasar a otros; son como microbios de un movimiento de liderazgo infeccioso. Al mismo tiempo, recuerde que para ser un gran líder, hay que ser seguidor del más grande líder que ha vivido: Jesucristo. Él le dará conocimiento, mostrándole donde aplicar estos principios, y también la disciplina para adherirse a ellos.
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David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) & Bert Jones
About the Author(s)
David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) & Bert Jones
Dr. David Stevens, author of Jesus, MD, Beyond Medicine and co-author of Leadership Proverbs and Servant Leadership and serves as CEO Emeritus of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), a national organization of Christian healthcare professionals that seeks to change hearts in healthcare. As untold thousands of people who have heard him preach could attest, Dave Stevens is a gifted storyteller and a powerful Christian communicator with a passion for evangelism and a deep understanding and respect for the integrity of God’s Word.
As the son of an itinerant Methodist evangelist who, like John Wesley himself, truly saw the world as his parish, Dave comes by his speaking skills honestly. He’s honed his talent over the years in an incredible variety of settings. Whether he’s recruiting tribal leaders to provide volunteer support for a community health initiative in rural Kenya, preaching at American mega-church missions conferences, testifying before a panel of Washington politicians on Capitol Hill or challenging an auditorium full of healthcare professionals to better integrate their personal faith with their professional practice, Dave knows how to hook and hold an audience. While always unashamedly Christian in terms of his convictions and values, Dave can hold his own in non-Christian and even decidedly anti-Christian settings. His ability to clearly communicate difficult spiritual truths, foundational biblical values, scientific facts and thorny bioethical issues gives him an authoritative voice to speak out frequently on behalf of the American Christian healthcare community. It’s also enabled him to initiate and lead a program that has trained thousands of Christian healthcare professionals how to use, but not abuse, their authority to be and offer spiritual light and salt in a world where so many patients need more than physical healing.
As a leading, trusted spokesman for Christian healthcare professionals, Dr. Stevens has conducted thousands of media interviews, including JAMA, USA Today, Newsweek, NBC’s Today Show, NBC Nightly News, BBC-World Television, CNN and National Public Radio. He has also appeared on FOX Family Channel, PAX-Television, Tech TV, The Odyssey Channel, America’s Health Network and many other national outlets. He has written numerous book chapters and magazine articles. Prior to authoring his first book, he wrote a regular health column for the Promise Keepers’ New Man magazine and served on the editorial board of Christian Single magazine.
Dr. Stevens is also heard as host of the CMDA Healthwise Public Service Announcements, which address general health and bioethical issues. CMDA members hear him as the host of the popular Christian Doctor’s Digest audio magazine, which has featured national leaders such as Kay Arthur, John Stonestreet, Jim Cymbala, Newt Gingrich and Luis Lugo.
Dr. Stevens holds degrees from Asbury College and the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is board certified in family medicine. He earned a master’s degree in bioethics from Trinity International University in 2002 and has served on the boards of Asbury University and World Gospel Mission. He is a fellow of the Biotechnology Policy Council of the Wilberforce Forum and helped found the National Embryo Donation Center. Dr. Stevens and his wife Jody have a son, Jason, and two daughters, Jessica and Stacy, and eleven grandchildren, all of who are involved in domestic or international healthcare ministry.
Bert Jones serves as director of leadership and church relations for Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) in Bristol, Tennessee. In this role, Bert oversees the Center for Well-being. He also serves as chaplain of CMDA. Bert spends his time traveling, preaching, speaking, writing, training, and coaching.
Since 1988, Bert has led multiple teams across the street and around the world, traveling to more than thirty countries on five different continents to teach and preach the gospel. He has engaged in leadership development nationally and internationally throughout his ministry.
Bert co-authored the book Servant Leadership Proverbs in 2017 with Dr. David Stevens, published by CMDA. Prior to that project, Dr. Stevens and Bert co-authored the book Leadership Proverbs, published by CMDA as well.
Prior to rejoining the staff of CMDA, Bert served as senior pastor of Woodburn Missionary Church and as president and CEO of GO InterNational.
Bert and his wife, Cheryl, have been married since 1989 and have three children—Joshua (married to Kali), Allyson, and Aaron—and one grandson, named Judah.
Bert serves as moderator for the General Oversight Council of Missionary Church USA, on the board of directors of GO InterNational, and chairs the board of directors of Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center in Bristol, Tennessee.