Leading with a Limp Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness

ISBN-10: 1578569524
ISBN-13: 9781578569526
Edition: N/A
Authors: Dan B. Allender
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Description: Put your flawed foot forward. Pick up most leadership books and you'll find strategies for leveraging your power and minimizing your areas of weakness. But rather than work against your weakness, why not draw from a deeper well of strength? God  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Put your flawed foot forward. Pick up most leadership books and you'll find strategies for leveraging your power and minimizing your areas of weakness. But rather than work against your weakness, why not draw from a deeper well of strength? God favors leaders who make the most of the power that comes from brokenness. Go ahead and take full advantage of your flaws. The most effective leaders don't rise to power in spite of their weakness; they lead with power "because" of their weakness. It is their authenticity in limping leadership that compels others to follow them. Flawed leaders are successful because they're not preoccupied with protecting their image. They are undaunted by chaos and complexity. And they are ready to risk failure in moving an organization from what is to what should be. If you are a leader-or if you have been making excuses to avoid leading-find out how to get the most from your weakness. A limping leader is the kind of person God uses to accomplish amazing things. To go deeper, check out the "Leading with a Limp Workbook. "

Dan B. Allender (M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., counseling psychology, Michigan State University) is professor of counseling at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He taught previously at Grace Theological Seminary and Colorado Christian University. A speaker and writer, his books include The Healing Path, To Be Told, How Children Raise Parents, The Wounded Heart and Leading with a Limp. With Tremper Longman, he wrote Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, Intimate Allies and the Intimate Marriage Bible studies.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Are You in For?
A Leadership Confession: Flight Is the Only Sane Response
Who Is a Leader?: Why It's Necessary to First Count the Cost
A Case Study in Successful Failed Leadership: The Isakson Construction Company
It's Failing That Matters!: Nothing Succeeds Like Imperfection
Facing Crisis: The Other Shoe Weighs a Ton
The Problem of Complexity: All Leaders See Through a Glass Darkly
No More Jackasses: Wrestling with Betrayal Without Becoming a Jerk
Escaping Solitary Confinement: The Truth That Sets a Lonely Leader Free
Worn to a Nub: The Exhaustion and Disillusionment That Introduce True Hope
Defining Your Calling: Three Decisions You Make as Chief Sinner
The Purpose of Limping Leadership: Forming Character, Not Running an Organization
The Community of Character: No One Grows to Maturity Alone
Telling Secrets: The Risks of Admitting You're the Chief Sinner
Three Leaders You Can't Do Without: Why You Need a Prophet, a Priest, and a King
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