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 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, you’ll discover 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.
To go deeper, check out the Leading With a Limp Workbook.
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Leading With a Limp
The author magnifies how leaders are to lead with humility....to admit their failures. However, Jesus also said to be wise as serpents, yet harmless as doves. Perhaps admitting your every little weakness should not be a major priority. The scripture is clear that we should confess to God and to a Christian brother...not necessarily in the secular world. There is also the danger of being so humble that you are prideful about it.
As I read the book, I felt as if I was in one of those sermons that say , "I'm just a sinner saved by grace." If that's the case, then why does Paul say that we are more than conquerors in Christ? Perhaps we should come before God when we fall, our brother/sister if we offend, and leave our daily walk (including our leadership) in the hands of the Holy Spirit's guidance and not worry about it.