The relationship between leadership, management and communication theories and practices that result in productive work environments are explored. The analysis includes various business cultures, leadership strategies, management tactics, training methods, and philosophies that reflect the workplace culture most employees prefer. Research suggests that Christian business leaders can thrive in a secular marketplace and they can have just as much success leading teams as non-Christian leaders. Research validates the premise that a workplace environment built on Christian principles will not only succeed in the basic sense, but it can thrive. This paper is a comparative analysis of Biblical and non-Biblical perspectives for leading teams. These perspectives will be analyzed. The coalescing of three leadership/management principles and three Christian principles can be applied to work environments lead by Christian employers. In addition, despite the political rationale for the separation of church and state, an argument will be made that together, they represent strength for customer relations and employer/employee satisfaction. Finally, this paper will emphasize that employees who work in a supportive environment are more productive, happier, and lead to a better overall working environment for everyone. Research shows that the days of ruling with an “Iron Fist” and management tactics that use the “fear” as the core motivator is not just outdated, but ineffective.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2017

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Crystal Rae Coel

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Commerce & Leadership

Document Type