21 Tests of Effective Leadership

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Discover who you are and learn what you need to learn. This is the secret of effective leadership. It takes courage, but God knows how to refine leaders!

Every day every person is tested. It may be your marriage, career, relationships, security, reputation, family, finances, or your faith. Passing tests allows you to move on, to take steps forward to meet the next challenge with total success.

There is a great need for leaders today who have ...

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Overview

Discover who you are and learn what you need to learn. This is the secret of effective leadership. It takes courage, but God knows how to refine leaders!

Every day every person is tested. It may be your marriage, career, relationships, security, reputation, family, finances, or your faith. Passing tests allows you to move on, to take steps forward to meet the next challenge with total success.

There is a great need for leaders today who have been willing to be examined by the tests of life. Author Larry Kreider shares 21 tests that he faced, along with dozens of others' stories who went through testing and emerged victoriously.

You should be very happy when you experience many kinds of troubles, because you know that the testing of your faith will develop more endurance. Endure . . . you will have everything; your will need nothing (James 1:2-4 PEB).

Tests include;

Releasing test: Great leaders know how to empower others

Dependency test: An effective leader depends on help from God

Conflict test: A wise leader embraces healthy confrontation

Vision test: Successful leaders inspire other with a vision

Integrity test: Credible leaders are the same in public as in private

These 21 tests allow the Lord to develop your attitude, character, and abilities-you will be prepared for the leadership role He has for you in your family, business, community, or church!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780768430585
  • Publisher: Destiny Image (PA)
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Calling Test 17

An effective leader will discover his calling and trust God to manifest it.

Chapter 2 The Humility Test 29

Effective leaders give credit to others.

Chapter 3 The Teamwork Test 37

An effective leader finds a way for his team to win.

Chapter 4 The Releasing Test 49

An effective leader knows how to empower others.

Chapter 5 The Priorities Test 57

An effective leader determines what his priorities are in life.

Chapter 6 The Transition Test 67

An effective leader understands and leads the process of change.

Chapter 7 The Criticism Test 75

An effective leader accepts criticism and grows in the process.

Chapter 8 The Dependency Test 85

An effective leader depends on help from God.

Chapter 9 The Conflict Test 93

An effective leader embraces healthy confrontation.

Chapter 10 The Vision Test 105

Effective leaders inspire and articulate a vision and bring others with them.

Chapter 11 The Love Test 105

An effective leader makes decisions motivated by love.

Chapter 12 The Integrity Test 123

Effective leaders are the same in public as in private.

Chapter 13 The Security Test 133

Effective leaders find security in who they are, not in what they do.

Chapter 14 The Grace Test 141

Effective leaders know success depends on the grace of God.

Chapter 15 The Expectations Test 153

Effective leaders avoid unmet expectations.

Chapter 16 The Finance Test 161

Effective leaders take fiscal responsibility for their mission.

Chapter 17 The Comparison Test 171

Effective leaders only compare up.

Chapter 18 The Perseverance Test 181

Effective leaders refuse to quit!

Chapter 19 The Success Test 191

Effectiveleaders never forget where they came from.

Chapter 20 The Timing Test 199

Effective leaders understand times and seasons.

Chapter 21 The Kingdom Test 207

An effective leader focuses on the eternal Kingdom.

Afterword 217

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    21 Tests of Effective Leadership
    By: Larry Kreider
    "21 Tests of Effective Leadership" is a unique compilation of relevant short sketches, anecdotes, and proven principles which validate each of the tests of leadership developed within the contents of this book. Larry Kreider internationally recognized and acclaimed Christian leader draws from his own leadership experiences and from those of successful leaders in both the church and in the secular marketplace. These leaders have faced these same tests effectively.

    Throughout the book Kreider establishes standards of character, leadership skills, and step by step solutions to facing each of the 21 tests developed within the narrative. These will help the reader discover a personal call to leadership, establish priorities, empower others, demonstrate leadership through example, and handle conflicts successfully.

    In addition to these standards Kreider also points out tests of character, such as humility, integrity, dependence on God and perseverance and demonstrates why these are important and crucial in the process of self evaluation by anyone honestly seeking to improve their effectiveness and growth as a leader.

    The book's format includes questions for personal reflection. These are thought provoking and can be adapted for use in executive staff meetings or training sessions. The book should be on suggested reading lists for every level of staff leadership as well as for developing present and future leadership roles. Larry's research is detailed and well documented, providing hundreds of outstanding tools for further reference and study. His writing is expressive, well-timed, and stimulating.

    "21 Tests of Effective Leadership" will help you, the reader, develop a positive attitude, strengthen your character, and broaden your talents as you face the opportunity to lead your family, your church, or your business effectively.

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