Christian Tigers: Lessons Learned and Timeless Tips from One Who Tried to be One

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AuthorHouse, Jul 2, 2009 - Business & Economics - 136 pages
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Christian thinking and behavior is very much needed, at all levels, in all walks of life throughout the world today. Personal success is to be found in providing this. Doing well in whatever you do earns the right to be heard and exercise influence. Sometimes, this involves selfless service, and sometimes it requires intense, albeit fair, competition to attain high ranking, powerful positions. I believe it is very important for people, adhering to Christian teachings, to be present in the leadership structures of government, business, education, healthcare, entertainment, law, religion, etc -- and that they exercise their voices and power, in a reasonable manner, to strive for what is right. Just imagine what the world and our country would be like if dominated by atheists and/or radical proponents of other religions. For the sake of future generations worldwide, we must not let this happen. Therefore, we Christians must compete with skill, energy, imagination, ethics, and excited vision to achieve a better world. The purpose of this book is to share significant trials, temptations, triumphs, techniques, and tools I have experienced in my successful career, hoping to motivate and help Christian Tigers to succeed and help make the world a better place.

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About the author (2009)

Bob Gortner sees himself not as a super-star in any specific field; but rather as an ordinary, successful individual with whom most readers can relate. Blessed with a good family, good education, and wonderfully varied opportunities to serve, learn, and achieve, he has written this this Christian Tigers book to share useful lessons and tips throughout their careers. Hence, the definition of "Christian Tiger": A person who is highly competent and competitive along with being caring and Christian.

Bob grew up and spent most of his life in mid-Atlantic states. However, he has traveled widely and currently resides in Muncie, Indiana. Educated as an industrial engineer with a subsequent MBA, both from Drexel University, Bob's career focused primarily on management and leadership roles in a wide variety of fields -- naval officer, operations management in four manufacturing companies (Eastman Kodak, Hercules, Polymer, and Thiokol), management consultant with Price Waterhouse, and professor of management and associate dean at Taylor University. Never a CEO, he nevertheless had many high level contacts with top ranking executives as well as lower level supervisors and "blue and white collar" workers. He thoroughly understands the nature of free enterprise capitalism, political compromise, and the need for skillful management and leadership.

His shared experiences and practical tips (many of them rarely found in textbooks) will definitely be helpful to young people aiming to succeed, ethically, in any chosen field.

Bob is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, firmly rooted in the Christian faith, but understanding and respectful of various doctrinal viewpoints. He and his wife, Jane, have a blended family of six children spread throughout the United States.

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