Here Justin A. Irving aims to offer “wisdom for organizational leaders” so they can lead thriving organizations — thriving in the fullest sense. The book’s specific discussions arise from Irving’s survey of 200 “executive leaders” about their priorities and challenges, though these categories end up being the usual suspects. Before those treatments, comes Irving’s framing of thriving organizations, which itself is worth the cost of the book. The second chapter, “A Vision for Human and Organizational Flourishing,” expands the human-flourishing conversation to organizations, which he sees not just as instruments of human flourishing, but agents themselves. Against stacks of leadership books, this one does seem new, in aim if not in form, placing organizational life into the scheme of God’s design for humanity.

Review by Aaron Cline Hanbury