Nehemiah: A Leadership Case Study

The Old Testament book of Nehemiah provides some great material for a leadership case study. It’s not primarily a leadership manual, don’t get me wrong; Nehemiah is about God and His people first and foremost. Nonetheless, let me encourage you to read it again with the following outline in mind: Awareness of the Situation: Nehemiah 1:1-3

Go to God in Prayer: Nehemiah 1:4-11a

Recognize Available Resources: Nehemiah 1:11b-2:8

Thoroughly Examine “What Is”: Nehemiah 2:11-16

Motivate with Vision: 2:17-18; 4:6

Don’t Let Outside Opposition Derail Progress: 4:7-9; 21-23

Don’t Let Problems Within Destroy Unity of Purpose: 5:1-13

Protect Your Reputation: 5:14-18

See the Work Through to the End: 6:15

Give God Credit: 6:16; 9:5-6

Celebrate: 12:27; 31; 38; 40; 43