Value-Centered Leadership: Centrality of the Biblical Concept of Love for Transformational Leadership in the Contemporary Contexts
This paper explores the significance of love in leadership conversations. The application of the biblical commandment of love (ἀγαπάω- agapaō, meaning “to love”) to leadership matters can transform the practice of leadership. The paper highlights the role of love within biblical servant leadership by intertwining ethics and leadership. It projects the importance of value-centered leadership as a panacea for rising above negative ethnicity, capitalism, and egocentrism in Africa. Further, to address the challenges in contemporary society, the study argues for worldview reorientation and paradigm shift in the whole concept of leadership and its practicality. This shift involves equipping leaders to align their leadership understanding and practices with transformational and servant leadership that can solve contemporary society’s challenges.