this chapter has explored the leadership implications of the word that gives the last book of the Bible its title. the principle discovered in the nature of the book of revelation is transparent leadership. this ideology is announced in the opening word. revelation corrects religious, political, and other institutions that thrive on secrecy and concealment. “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near,” says the narrator in revelation (1:3). Blessed, too, is the leader who takes revelation’s quest for transparency to heart, and the fellow member of the community who demands transparency from all engaged in leadership.
Tonstad, Sigve K.
"Transparency in Leadership: The Divine Governance Challenge from the Apocalypse,"
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