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Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: How to Become an Effective Leader by Confronting Potential Failuresby Gary L. Mcintosh
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The Christian world has been rocked by the number of prominent leaders, in both church and parachurch organizations, who have been compromised by moral, ethical, and theological failures. This pace-setting volume addresses this alarming problem and offers Christian leaders valuable guidance in dealing with the inherent risks of their work.
Using biblical and current examples, the authors describe the characteristics of five types of leaders and the problems that are most likely to develop if their particular dysfunctions develop unrestrained. McIntosh and Rima offer a series of steps for leaders to consider so they can take control of their dark side and learn to harness its creative powers. This edition includes a new introduction, updated information throughout, a self-assessment tool, and other additional material. Includes endorsements from John Maxwell, Leighton Ford, Leith Anderson, and Rob Angel.
Many traits that drive us to succeed have the potential of bringing out a dark side of leadership. In this book, the leader learns how this can happen and how to identify his or her dark side.
Gary McIntosh and Samuel Rima look at the flip side of leadership and identify those darker seductions that can undermine good intentions. The authors believe that identifying one's dark side is the key to avoiding the pitfalls that threaten leadership.
A guide to understanding the dark side of leadership, recognizing your own dark side, and taking steps toward overcoming rather than being blind-sided by it.
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