Leadership from the Inside Out

Leadership from the Inside Out

by Kevin G. Harney

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Overview

You can serve God and his people for a lifetime and do it with passion and joy. You do not have to become another casualty in the growing number of leaders who have compromised their integrity, character, and ministry because they failed to lead an examined and accountable life. The road forward is clearly marked. Leaders must make a decision to humbly and consistently examine their inner lives and identify areas of needed change and growth. Also, wise leaders commit to listen to the voices of those who will love them enough to speak the truth and point out problems and potential pitfalls. Kevin Harney writes, “The vision of this book is to assist leaders as they discover the health, wisdom, and joy of living an examined life. It is also to give practical tools for self-examination.” Sharing stories and wisdom from his years in ministry, Harney shows you how to maintain the most powerful tool in your leadership toolbox: YOU. Your heart, so you can love well. Your mind, so you can continue to learn and grow. Your ears, your eyes, your mouth … consider this your essential guide to conducting your own complete interior health exam, so you can spot and fix any problems, preserve the things that matter most, and grow as a source of vision, strength, and hope to others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310259435
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/25/2007
Series: Leadership Network Innovation SeriesSeries Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kevin G. Harney (kevingharney.com) serves at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. He is the author of many books and studies, including Organic Outreach for Ordinary People, Seismic Shifts, and Reckless Faith.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     9
Introduction: The Life-Giving Power of Self-Examination     11
Love Strengthens Every Relationship: The Leader's Heart     23
Lifelong Learning Expands Our Horizons: The Leader's Mind     41
Attentive Listening Informs Wise Decisions: The Leader's Ears     59
Clear Vision Sees What Lies Ahead: The Leader's Eyes     79
Affirming Words Bring Blessing and Energy: The Leader's Mouth     99
Humble Service Reveals Jesus' Presence: The Leader's Hands     119
Laughter Sustains Our Sanity: The Leader's Funny Bone     135
Understanding and Harnessing Our Sexual Desires: The Leader's Libido     151
Bearing the Yoke of Jesus: The Leader's Back     169
Concluding Thoughts     179
Discussion Questions and Prayer Prompters     181
Notes     193
Suggested Reading     197

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