I like reading management books that relate the field to areas other than business. I\u2019ve found that they\u2019re less dry, more enjoyable and, at least in my case, improve my retention (and chances of application) of a concept or theory. I\u2019ve read some related to the military and others on presidents and politics, and I know I have a book on golf and leadership sitting somewhere in my office.Yet the latest book in this area to catch my eye is \u201cThe Bible on Leadership\u201d by Lorin Woolfe. He was heading leadership seminars at the American Management Association when he got the idea for this book. Woolfe noticed that many colleagues had some type of inspirational literature, usually biblically-based, at their workspaces, and thought the spiritual aspect of leadership was an area that needed to be addressed.\u201cMost people who got some inspiration outside the workplace were reading the Bible, and most of the passages they outline could be traced to the workplace,\u201d he says.Woolfe says many of today\u2019s well-known companies are run of precepts that can be traced to the good book.\u201cA lot of our modern leaders some consciously and unconsciously follow these biblical precepts,\u201d he says. He points to ice cream titans Ben and Jerry\u2019s. The company supports many social and environmental causes with its profits, following the Biblical value of \u201cAs you give, so shall you receive.\u201dWoolfe says founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield also refuse to take a salary higher than seven times that of the counter help in their stores, a practice based on the biblical theory of justice.Looking to improve your communication skills? Check out Jesus\u2019 Sermon on the Mount. Facing a seemingly impossible task? Maybe you can relate to Moses and the Red Sea. For the principle of leadership and kindness, Woolfe points to J. Willard Marriott, founder of the hotel chain. Marriott said: \u201cWe\u2019ve got to treat our employees with kindness if we\u2019re going to expect them to be kind to customers.\u201d\u201cI think J. Willard Marriott would have found room for Jesus at his inn,\u201d Woolfe notes, referring to the events preceding Jesus\u2019 birth.Describing himself as \u201cnot traditionally religious myself,\u201d Woolfe points out that he did not write the book to promote Christianity or Judaism. \u201cI thought it was too good a guidebook to leave it on the shelf.,\u201d he says. \u201cThere are incredible parallels between [business] case studies and the biblical passages.\u201dThose who prefer not to focus on the spiritual angle can simply view the passages cited as parables or case studies, he says.I enjoyed Woolfe\u2019s book and recommend it as another interesting take on leadership. If for anything else, read it just to see how he ties IT titans like Steve Case, Lou Gerstner and Bernie Ebbers to the Good Book.