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Wikipedia article that lightly explores the evolution of Prophet, Priest, and King Leadership. March 22, 2010

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Expanded Leadership Taxonomies

After the development of Situational Leadership, a third taxonomical category was recognized independently by Goran Ekvall and Jouko Arvonen in 1991 and Gary Yukl in 1997. Yukl describes the resulting taxonomy as a three dimensional model of leadership behavior. They were influenced by the theories of charismatic leadership and transformational leadership to add change-oriented behavior to the existing categories of task-oriented behavior and relations-oriented behavior. Love Leadership adds metaphorical labels of prophet, priest, and king to these taxonomical categories. Descriptively, these taxonomic categories align with historical terms as shown:

Model Prophet Priest King
Ohio State Studies N/A Consideration Initiating Structure
Michigan Leadership Studies N/A Employee orientation Product orientation
Fiedler N/A Relationship oriented Task oriented
Blake and Mouton N/A Concern for people Concern for people production
Hersey and Blanchard N/A Relationship behavior Task behavior
Ekvall and Arvonen, Yukl Change-oriented behavior Relations-oriented behavior Task-oriented behavior

Towards a more complete prescriptive theory, love leadership suggests that the degree of prophet, priest, and king behaviors be varied for a given situation.



Leading as Prophet, Priest, and King. August 15, 2009

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Three Spiritual Offices
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father;
to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen
Revelation 1:6

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Ephesians 4:11

Prophet, Priest, and King are the three spiritual offices held by Jesus. They correspond to the three functions of the leader within the leadership process described above. In the prophet role, the leader sees the vision and is the seat of creativity. In the priest role, he communicates the vision and develops the people who must run with it. In the king role the leader is the administrator who manages the organization. The three realms help to highlight the importance of love leadership.

The Three Realms of Leadership: Leading as Prophet, Priest, and King is an expanded excerpt from The Emergence of Love Leadership: A Working Model by Jeff and Kim Booher.

The Emergence of Love Leadership is available for Amazon Kindle.

The Three Realms of Leadership: Leading as Prophet, Priest, and King is available at Lulu.com