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Leading from the Lions' Den: Leadership Principles from Every Book of the Bible Paperback – September 1, 2010
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"Solid, practical, in-the-trenches guidance for real life leaders." --John Ortberg
"Harper extracts the essence of success from 66 books, harvests the most indispensable principles, and distills them into one book: Leading from the Lions' Den." --Wayne Cordeiro
"Leading from the Lions' Den contains both biblical and street smart insights for leaders in all walks of life. If you are a leader, you know what it's like to be in the lions' den." --Gary L. McIntosh
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This book provies all of the background information needed to know where all is relative to leadership in HIS Word.
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Tom Harper's "Leading From The Lion's Den" is a collection of leadership principles from every book of the Bible. Don't be fooled by the size of this book. Sixty-six short chapters tantalize the reader to investigate scripture. Each chapter brings to light a quality of leadership that is showcased within that book of the Bible. The commentary is concise and insightful and will give you a new perspective on each book of the Bible. Whether you are in leadership at work, in church, or as a Christian example to others wherever you go, this book is a useful tool for highlighting characteristics and behaviors of leaders that are prominent in scripture.
I adore books that encourage me to read scripture rather than trying to influence me to only consider what is within their own pages. This is one of those wonderful resources that leads you back to the Word of God. I highly recommend this to anyone.
"Leading from the Lion's Den" is a great gift to the church. As a pastor, I am constantly looking for good resources to put into the hands of other church and business leaders. I can recommend this one with confidence.
Many of the leadership principles espoused by the author are counter-intuitive and appear contrary to established wisdom, such as: "Admit helplessness", "Be a drama king or queen", "Motivate your people less", "Underrate your plan" and "Don't listen to your customers". These somewhat surprising chapter titles help to create a sense of anticipation in each chapter.
Notwithstanding the title and the purpose stated in the introduction, only a few of the chapters are about handling conflict. The majority are about general leadership and management issues encountered in leading a business or other organisation, based on the author's experience in managing IT companies. Most of the leadership principles are inspired by a single aspect or verse of a book of the Bible rather than by the central theme of the particular book, so the author's work is not an attempt at a systematic theology of leadership.
As is the case with many leadership books, the work as a whole is a collection of essentially unrelated principles rather than a systematic treatment of leadership theory, but I found each individual three-page chapter to be interesting and well-written.
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There a numerous books on leadership. The content and the message in this book stands on its own.Published 16 months ago by Daniel Fusting
This is a great book. It opened my eyes and gave me a different perspective on things I already knew of.Published on July 8, 2014 by Justin
It really reinforces and illustrates the concepts and principles of biblically-based leadership. A must for anyone working in a religious based leadership role.Published on March 15, 2013 by Chris Knox