Leadership is a Covenant

Leading People and Living Life More Effectively

by Leonard J. Moisan, Ph. D.


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/23/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781434310767

About the Book

            In Leadership is a Covenant Len Moisan brings new meaning to the concept of leadership by demonstrating how the principles and power of covenants, properly applied, can increase engagement, improve productivity, create prosperity and transform people and organizations for the better.  We used to do business in America on a handshake because we trusted one another.  Now we look with more frequency to sue people if they offend us or to control them with regulation and the law.  As a result of this rise in legalism, trust in our society has declined.  Whether it’s in a family, a church or a multinational corporation, leadership in any kind of organization has become much more challenging.  The author argues that one key reason for the increased challenges leaders face is the fact that we have lost an understanding of the concept, the language and the principles of covenant.  Combining his experience as a consultant to businesses and nonprofit organizations and his research as an academician, Len Moisan makes the case that the essence of leadership is found in the dynamics of the relationships between leaders and followers. 

 

            The book is divided in two sections that include Defining Leadership as a Covenant and Understanding and Leading by the Principles of Covenant.  In the conclusion Dr. Moisan also provides a brief overview of a four step process for initiating and maintaining covenants.  He argues that covenants have always been central to the strength of America.  In fact, Alexis de Tocqueville observed in the 1830’s what he called “covenants” that existed between the American people.  Through a combination of dynamic and engaging interviews, the latest research on productivity, trust and profitability, and plenty of illustrations and examples; the author shows how at its core leadership is a covenant and that restoring covenants by applying the covenant principles, is the key to leading effectively in our personal lives, our homes and the organizations we serve.  It gives the reader language and imagery both for understanding the concept of covenant and then applying the principles to transform their personal and organizational relationships for the better.


About the Author

            Len Moisan grew up in an Irish and Italian enclave in the inner city of Chicago’s south side.  The product of a large, single parent family, he learned at an early age the importance of what people in the city called, “being connected”.  Now after 20 years of formal study and two successful careers, one as an educator and the other as an entrepreneur and consultant, Dr. Moisan shares the leadership lessons he has learned.  In Leadership is a Covenant he makes the case that the essence of leadership is found in the dynamics of the relationships between leaders and followers. 

 

Len is the Founder and President of The Covenant Group, a private consulting firm in Louisville, Kentucky that helps businesses and non-profit organizations apply the principles of covenant in ways that enable them to build success that lasts.  Since its inception, The Covenant Group and its associates have helped hundreds of business and non profit clients enhance employee satisfaction, improve worker productivity and increase organizational revenues and profitability.  His long list of clients includes UPS where for more than 15 years he has trained over 5000 mid and senior level executives and pilots in the leadership principles of covenant.  Throughout his career Len has served as a teacher, coach, college professor and administrator, corporate trainer, business owner and consultant.  He brings new meaning to the concept of leadership by demonstrating how the principles and power of covenants, properly applied, can increase engagement, improve productivity, create prosperity and transform people and organizations for the better.  Many of Dr. Moisan’s leadership insights come from a “street smart” understanding of people that he acquired growing up in the inner city.  Of course, that understanding has also been refined by education and informed by his personal experience of the power of covenants.  Len received his B.A. degree in English and Master’s degree in counseling from Northern Illinois University.  He also received an Ed.S degree from Lynchburg College and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia with a major emphasis in leadership studies.  Len and his wife Gigi have three children and live in Louisville.