Faith Integration Paper

Write a 6-8 page paper (academic, as opposed to last week) on this subject:Communication in Leadership:Lessons from the life of __________.
Use at least five sources.You may choose from these six biblical leaders:Jesus, Paul, David, Solomon, Nehemiah, or Peter.Consider at least one leadership-related issue from the following:(a) their approach to teaching, (b) communicating vision, (c) solving problems, (d) building or restoring credibility, or (e) addressing conflict.Include the following sections in your paper:
•Leadership-related Issues Dealt With (you may limit your paper to one if you wish)
•Communication Style
•Immediate Influence on Followers
•Lessons for Leaders Today

The Falcons.

All Christians know that amongst all the kings of the Bible, King David was one of the best in the old testaments. He was recognized not only for all the great things he accomplished during and before his ruling, but also for the negative aspects of his forty-year ruling as king. His greatest downfall was the murder of Uriah; the husband of Bathsheba, after he committed adultery with her, thus breaking one of the Ten Commandments set by God. Other mistakes included the ill-advised census that was purely driven by his pride. As a leader, King David was not only just and fair, but was also emotionally flawed as he followed his heart in many of his decisions that eventually led to his downfall. Nonetheless, King David’s character was made great due to several factors that include his loyalty, faith, and success as a leader, composer, and fighter. Other characters that King David was less known for included the overlooking of others’ sins, but then reluctant to overlook his down comings. As a leader during his time, he was gracious, eager to give his enemies second chances and understanding. This character can be proven when he was advised to strike down Saul for attempting to kill him, but instead chose to forgive him (1 Sam. 24;25, The New International Version). Moreover, according to the New International Version Bible, 2 Samuel 1:17-27, it states that even though Saul opposed David at every opportunity, David did not rejoice over his death, but wept for the king and his son Jonathan. In the same book, it has other examples of how great King David was as a leader by his expressions of patience, open-heartedness, humility and faith.             King David’s sons were power hungry individuals who wanted to overthrow their father and have a royal seat for themselves. After Absalom had killed his brother Amnon for raping his sister Tamar, he fled into the wilderness for three years, fearing the rage of his father (1 Sam. 13, The New International Version). However, being a kind man, King David sent out a search party for his son and had him returned to the kingdom so that he could face his sentence, which was a two-year house arrest (2 Sam. 14:28, The New International Version). Nonetheless, Absalom took this opportunity to plan on how he would become the next king by overthrowing his father. This led to a bloody civil war that led to the eventual death of Absalom and his army (Deffinbaugh, 2007). A second coup d’état was revealed to the king and to ensure that it did not lead to the loss of more people, King David quickly took the opportunity to identify Solomon his son to take over the royal duties after his death…

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