Mistakes Leaders Make  -     By: Dave Kraft, Mark Driscoll
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Mistakes Leaders Make

Crossway Books & Bibles / 2012 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1433532492
ISBN-13: 9781433532498
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Series: RE:LIT

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Publisher's Description

Using his extensive leadership experience, Kraft identifies the top ten most fatal (and commonly unaddressed) mistakes leaders make to help readers avoid these errors and have ministries and relationships that last.

Author Bio

Dave Kraft served with the Navigators for thirty-eight years. Currently Kraft runs his own coaching practice. He is the author of two books, Leaders Who Last and Mistakes Leaders Make. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for over four decades and have four adult children and seven grandchildren. Learn more about Dave at DaveKraft.org.

Endorsements

As I speak and consult with all types of leaders around the world, I personally encounter these mistakes time and time again. The lessons in Mistakes Leaders Make are timeless, and this book should be required reading for every ministry leader. Keep it on your desk and read it at least once a year.
-Patrick Lencioni,
President, The Table Group; best-selling author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage

Far too often among those with strong theological conviction the idea of ‘leadership’ is filed under the banner of pragmatism and discarded instead of studied. I am grateful for men like Dave Kraft who hold strong biblical beliefs and still are deeply tapped into the leadership principles that are both biblical and essential for those who have been called to lead and shepherd the people of God as under shepherds. You can make these mistakes yourself or you can learn from those who have made the mistakes and avoid spilling your own blood
-Matt Chandler,
Lead Pastor, The Village Church; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; author, The Explicit Gospel

Some of our most teachable moments come when we have made a mistake. When we blow it, we are hopefully most vulnerable, most exposed, most humbled, and most teachable. Coach Dave Kraft has devoted his life to helping ministry leaders fully live out their calling and to finish well. Learn from his insights and experiences as you dive into this gem, Mistakes Leaders Make. It could provide you with some of the great learning without having to suffer the pain.
-Daniel Harkavy,
CEO, Building Champions; Founder, Ministry Coaching International; author, Becoming a Coaching Leader

In Mistakes Leaders Make, Dave Kraft tackles the difficult problem at the center of many leadership tangles. That is the unsettling fact that many leaders don't want to admit that they make mistakes, or at least not serious ones. This book addresses some basic mistakes on a basic level. A lot of leadership teams would profit by reading this one together.
-Douglas Wilson,
Fellow of Philosophy and Classic Languages, New St. Andrews College; Pastor, Christ Church, Moscow, ID

’Leaders are born, not made’...not necessarily. Individuals are placed in leadership and, unfortunately, often learn from their mistakes on the job. Some would say that experience is knowing you’re making the same mistakes again! Allow me to encourage you to read this book so you don’t have to learn every lesson the hard way.
-Les Steckel,
Veteran NFL Coach; Colonel USMCR (Ret.); President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Dave Kraft’s heart and passion definitely come out in this book! It’s not just a read for your mind, but also your heart as well. Mistakes Leaders Make is not just for American leaders, but for leaders all over the world. It doesn’t matter if you are a leader in New York or a leader in a village in a third world country, the principles that have been written span all times and cultures. I strongly recommend that this book should be translated into as many languages as possible so that many global leaders can benefit. All leaders either commit these mistakes or are tempted to. As they say, ‘Prevention is better than a cure.’ By reading this book, young leaders can be prepared to face these challenges and prevent themselves from falling into these same mistakes. If you lead, no matter how or where, this book is a must read!
-Ajai Lall,
Founder and CEO; Central India Christian Mission; Damoh, India

Dave Kraft has given leaders a wonderful checklist of key pitfalls that can sneak up on you and destroy your leadership. Go through each area carefully and evaluate which mistake could be a stumbling block for you. Then follow the actions steps that can help you walk forward in the leadership that God has called you to. This is a valuable tool for leaders in churches and ministries.
-Dennis Blevins,
United States Director, Church Discipleship Ministry (A Ministry of The Navigators), Professional Coach

‘Leaders are born, not made’...not necessarily. Individuals are placed in leadership and, unfortunately, often learn from their mistakes on-the-job. Some would say that experience is knowing you’re making the same mistakes again! Allow me to encourage you to read this book so you don’t have to learn every lesson the hard way.
-Les Steckel,
Veteran NFL Coach; Colonel USMCR (Ret.); President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Dave Kraft has given leaders a wonderful checklist of key pitfalls that can sneak up on you and destroy your leadership. Go through each area carefully and evaluate which mistake could be a stumbling block for you. Then follow the actions steps that can help you walk forward in the leadership that God has called you to. This is a valuable tool for leaders in churches and ministries.
-Dennis Blevins,
United States Director, Church Discipleship Ministry (A Ministry of The Navigators), Professional Coach

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