We've been taught that leaders will never achieve greatness unless they overcome their limitations and minimize their mistakes. However, the biblical pattern is just the opposite: God chooses people who have major flaws and makes them effective leaders, not in spite of their weaknesses but because of them. This companion workbook to Leading with a Limp is filled with stories, questions, and exercises to help you implement the concepts and principles found in the book in practical ways. This workbook can be used for either personal or group study.
It’s time to turn your weaknesses into your greatest strengths as a leader.
We’ve been taught that leaders will never achieve greatness unless they overcome their limitations and minimize their mistakes. But the biblical pattern is just the opposite: God chooses people who have major flaws and makes them effective leaders, not in spite of their weaknesses but because of them.
This workbook takes you from the frustration of feeling hampered by your limitations to a place of effective leadership, where God uses all of who you are in leading others. Based on the core principles from the book Leading With a Limp, this workbook will guide you to:
·Gain a clear understanding of why God has placed you in leadership
·Recognize how God is powerfully using the very things you consider to be your worst qualifications for leadership
·Overcome feelings of being stuck or defeated by your mistakes
·Practice authentic leadership, which compels others to follow you.
You will discover powerful and unexpected insights as you work through personal inventories, studies in biblical leadership, revealing discussion questions, and stories from contemporary leaders who gained effectiveness through authentic brokenness. With this workbook as a guide, you can turn what you once considered to be major liabilities into the greatest assets you possess as a leader.
The companion workbook to Leading With a Limp, by Dan B. Allender, PhD
Dan B. Allender, PhD, is president of Mars Hill Graduate School near Seattle. A professor of counseling and a therapist in private practice, he is the author of To Be Told, How Children Raise Parents, The Healing Path, and The Wounded Heart. Dan and his wife, Rebecca, are the parents of three children.
Matthew D. Baugher is a writer, music producer, and manager of Christian music artists and authors. He also serves as director of music and worship at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. He and his wife have two daughters.