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As leaders we all face tests, and we should welcome them. The greater our call to leadership, the greater the tests will be. Problems only provide the opportunity for us to grow and become more mature as leaders. Surviving the tests teaches us humility, because we have been tested and remained faithful. No matter if we are leaders in the workforce, in our homes, our communities, our church or in a variety of organizations, this book will help us stand when the task becomes ...
As leaders we all face tests, and we should welcome them. The greater our call to leadership, the greater the tests will be. Problems only provide the opportunity for us to grow and become more mature as leaders. Surviving the tests teaches us humility, because we have been tested and remained faithful. No matter if we are leaders in the workforce, in our homes, our communities, our church or in a variety of organizations, this book will help us stand when the task becomes difficult and demanding.
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.
Posted February 23, 2010
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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.
As reviewed for Midwest Book Review