21 Tests of Effective Leadershipyou will discover who you are and what you need to learn. This is the secret of effective leadership. It takes courage, but God knows how to refine leaders. Every day, every person is tested. It may be your marriage, career, relationships, security, reputation, family, finances, or your faith. Passing tests allows you to move on, to take steps forward to meet the next challenge with total success. There is great need for leaders today who have been willing to be examined by the tests of life. Author Larry Kreider shares 21 tests that he faced, along with dozens of others' stories who went through testing and emerged victoriously.
21 Tests of Effective Leadership
Tips for Measuring Up to True and Effective Leadership 21 Tests of Effective Leadership is a unique compilation of relevant short sketches, anecdotes, and proven principles which validate each of the tests of leadership developed within the contents of this book. Larry Kreider internationally recognized and acclaimed Christian leader draws from his own leadership experiences and from those of successful leaders in both the church and in the secular marketplace. These leaders have faced these same tests effectively.Throughout the book Kreider establishes standards of character, leadership skills, and step by step solutions to facing each of the 21 tests developed within the narrative. These will help the reader discover a personal call to leadership, establish priorities, empower others, demonstrate leadership through example, and handle conflicts successfully.In addition to these standards Kreider also points out tests of character, such as humility, integrity, dependence on God and perseverance and demonstrates why these are important and crucial in the process of self evaluation by anyone honestly seeking to improve their effectiveness and growth as a leader.The books format includes questions for personal reflection. These are thought provoking and can be adapted for use in executive staff meetings or training sessions. The book should be on suggested reading lists for every level of staff leadership as well as for developing present and future leadership roles. Larrys research is detailed and well documented, providing hundreds of outstanding tools for further reference and study. His writing is expressive, well-timed, and stimulating.21 Tests of Effective Leadership will help you, the reader, develop a positive attitude, strengthen your character, and broaden your talents as you face the opportunity to lead your family, your church, or your business effectively. As Reviewed for Midwest Book Review
February 23, 2010