Missing Voices: Learning to Lead beyond Our Horizons is a unique book: not only does it tackle problems associated with a solitary focus on western-dominated leadership models; along with this, it proposes, as a way forward, a leadership approach that is both globally and theologically attuned.
Importantly, this book features voices on leadership that have too-often been ignored, integrating their insights with those provided by recognized voices.
Featuring a distillation of Dr. Johnson’s research on leadership, presented alongside contributions from and interviews with global leaders, this book offers enduring principles which can be applied in a diversity of contexts and cultures.
Both seasoned and emerging leaders will find this book to be a critical resource for sound leadership in the twenty-first century.
Combining broad reading of contemporary writing on leadership with keen biblical insight and diverse voices from numerous cultures and regions, John Johnson provides a fresh, readable and profound perspective for leaders who want to navigate the increasing complexity of our twenty-first century, globalized world.
Thomas Friedman has written that the world is flat and Harvard Professor John Kotter tells us that organizations cannot meet the fast-moving demands of our society. … Dr. Johnson has captured this well in this signature work. … This is a study that is long overdue and brings clarity to how to lead in our “flat” world. A must-read for all Christian leaders.
Missing Voices: Learning to Lead beyond Our Horizons should be required for any pastor, teacher, or lay leader who aspires to understand, respond to, and work alongside others in our multi-cultural worldwide Christian family.
When Dr. Johnson shared with me his plan to write a book on leadership I was a bit apprehensive and said to myself: “No! Not another western book on leadership!” Now as I read the full manuscript I feel grateful to God and admiration of Dr. Johnson’s work.
For over 33 years, I have been both a pastor and professor. Recently I shifted from being a pastor and professor to being a writer and a professor. Having completed the first two books, Under an Open Heaven and Missing Voices, I am now focused on a third, Reframing Leadership.
My wife, Heather, and I live on the west side of Portland with our daughter Kate. Our son, Nate, is serving with YWAM in Australia.
We occasionally head for the wilderness in northeast Washington, near the Canadian border, where we have a cabin, kayak, and I escape to write.
Swimming, biking, teaching abroad, and reading fill up much of the other space.