by Matthew Cramer
About the Book
Inspiration for this work is rooted in several painful, personal experiences of faulty management in both secular and Christian organizations. A casual analysis suggested that serious dysfunction was at work and both groups had much to learn from each other.
Three subject areas were selected:
Conflict – because it is one of the most difficult management issues encountered in both camps;
Group Behavior – because it is one of the largest deter-minants of conflict;
Authority and Power – because it is one of the main roots of group behavior.
A total of 66 management principles were identified and analyzed. There is notable numerical evidence that each camp has wisdom of exceptional value for the other. Most significant, is the detailed comparison between the acquisition and use of secular authority and the Bible's version of referent authority.
Matthew Cramer retired as a Program Manager in the Aerospace industry after fifty years. He was involved in the early Ballistic Missiles, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and the Apache Helicopter. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and has been a featured speaker about management and spiritual life across the United States and in Europe.