Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)



First Advisor

Velma Lashbrook


Aspiring Christian-values leaders might have many questions on this topic, including: Where does the knowledge to lead this way come from? Who has experience in this endeavor? What are the obstacles which might be faced in leading this way? What research exists on this topic? How can I learn what experienced Christian-values leaders already know about leading this way? Therefore, this research has been undertaken as a qualitative study in observation and documentation of the phenomena surrounding the research question. Themes or trends are discussed in terms which 11 Christian-values business leaders expressed as significant. Their documented comments and views are meant to be a source of information, enlightenment and encouragement for those currently working as, or aspiring to be, business leaders attempting to adhere to Christian values in the workplace. In-depth in-person interviews were conducted, and these interviews revealed categories which a majority of the Christian leaders felt were important enough to merit significant discussion time. Many leader-specific examples are discussed in the paper. The paper closes with some observations, and then gives some suggestions for the next body of related future research on this topic.


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