Leading with a Limp
Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness
By Dan B. Allender
(Waterbrook Press, Paperback, 9781578569526, 206pp.)
Publication Date: January 15, 2008
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Put your flawed foot forward.
Pick up most leadership books and you’ll find strategies for leveraging your power and minimizing your areas of weakness. But rather than work against your weakness, why not draw from a deeper well of strength? God favors leaders who make the most of the power that comes from brokenness.
Go ahead and take full advantage of your flaws. The most effective leaders don’t rise to power in spite of their weakness; they lead with power because of their weakness. It is their authenticity in limping leadership that compels others to follow them. Flawed leaders are successful because they’re not preoccupied with protecting their image. They are undaunted by chaos and complexity. And they are ready to risk failure in moving an organization from what is to what should be.
If you are a leader–or if you have been making excuses to avoid leading–find out how to get the most from your weakness. A limping leader is the kind of person God uses to accomplish amazing things.
To go deeper, check out the Leading with a Limp Workbook.
Dan taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983-1989). From 1989-1997 Dan worked as professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University Denver Colorado. Currently Dan serves as Professor of Counseling Psychology and President at Mars Hill Graduate School (MHGS.edu) in Seattle Washington.
He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery love and forgiveness worship and other related topics. He is the author of The Wounded Heart (NavPress) and has coauthored four books with Dr. Tremper Longman III Intimate Allies (Tyndale) The Cry of the Soul (NavPress) Bold Love (NavPress) and Breaking the Idols of Your Heart (IVP). Dan and his wife Rebecca have three children and live in Seattle Washington.