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From the January 2004 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Leadership. It's a topic that touches everyone, from people in the smallest town right up to the international scene where the people of Iraq and other nations work to define what leadership really is. This month's Front-lines offers examples from people who have had to "be there and do that."

Speaking of leadership brings to mind Mary Baker Eddy, the first Editor of this magazine. A couple of years ago a friend and I were telling another friend about the Church she founded. We explained that even today—over a hundred years later—the Church follows the organization and design that Mary Baker Eddy provided for it.

I sensed that she was imagining that Mrs. Eddy had written a huge rulebook meant to cover every detail. It was a delightful to show her the slim Manual of The Mother Church where, in a mere 138 pages, Mrs. Eddy created an international organization with a structure that is spare and yet specific enough to be solid.

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