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Nehemiah, whose role changed from that of royal cupbearer to governor of Judah, utilized multiple leadership strategies in accomplishing his goal of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. his work was accomplished through an active prayer life, providing a vision to his followers, using his closeness to King Artaxerxes to receive help, role modeling, adaptability, and foresight. furthermore, Nehemiah paid close attention to his followers’ needs, and was tenacious in accomplishing his goals. this document describes Nehemiah’s utilization of these primarily transformational leadership strategies. It also offers contemporary christian leaders an effective leadership role model.