Leading With a Limp
Pick up most leadership books and you’ll find strategies for leveraging your power and minimizing your areas of weakness. But think about the leaders whose names have gone down in history. Most of them were so messed up that, if they were looking for work today, no executive placement service would give them the time of day. God’s criteria for choosing leaders runs counter to the conventional wisdom. Our culture equates strength with effectiveness, but God favors leaders who know the value of brokenness. In Leading With a Limp and its accompanying workbook, Dr. Dan Allender illuminates what makes flawed leaders so successful. They’re not preoccupied with protecting their image, they are undaunted by chaos and complexity, they are ready to risk failure in moving an organization from what is to what should be. God chooses leaders who aren’t deceived by the myths of power and control, but who realize that God’s power is found in brokenness. If you are a leader—or if you have been making excuses to avoid leading—find out how you can take full advantage of your weakness. A limping leader is the person God uses to accomplish amazing things.
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“There are good books on leadership, but this one is profound. It is better than a 'how to do it' book; this is a 'how to be it' book for leaders. Dan Allender offers serious wisdom rather than simple platitudes.”– Mark Sanborn, speaker, leadership consultant, and best-selling author of The Fred Factor
“I often wonder if other people feel the way I do when they read books on leadership. Most of the books are heavy on motivation or strategy or positive thinking. Dan Allender looks at how anyone can move his team - and himself - forward when he is pummeled by circumstances and his heart is fainting. This is real-world stuff, but you'll have to take off the rose-colored glasses to read it.”– Bob Lepine, cohost of FamilyLife Today