Whether you know it or not, you’re a leader. Maybe that’s not news; you'’e used to taking charge. But if you’re like many people, you have yet to discover your potential as a man or woman others follow in pursuit of a vision—a compelling, infectious vision that grips people and draws them alongside you to fulfill it.
In Awaken the Leader Within, Bill Perkins shows you how following the greatest leader of all, Jesus, can awaken your own leadership abilities. Uncovering unexpected insights from Jesus’ ministry, Perkins gives you a close look at the character traits and practical competencies of a true leader. He illustrates them with refreshing examples from his own experience. And in the special discussion guide at the back of the book, he helps you integrate them in your life with to-the-point questions and applications.
Whether you’re leading your family, a committee, a church, a team, or a Fortune 500 company, this book tells you what it takes to:
– Awaken your character: Discover the importance of self-motivation, authenticity, vision, courage, dependence on God, commitment, and self-control.
– Awaken your skills: Learn how to nurture vision in others, make wise decisions, build a team, harness opposing forces, facilitate innovation and change, and put others first.
In Awaken the Leader Within, you’ll find out how to uncover and unleash a “Blow Your Socks Off Vision.” You’ll explore five essential “faith builders” for turning dreams into realities. You’ll learn the critical importance of instilling an attitude of we-ism (versus me-ism) in your team. Perkins helps you not only grasp vital principles of leadership but also recognize how they’re already operative in your life—or inoperative, waiting for you to set them in motion as you draw close to Jesus and follow his example. “The greatest leader of all time offers you more than his wisdom,” writes Perkins. “He offers you himself! As you apply his wisdom and tap into his power, you’ll discover others doing what you want them to do, not because you told them to, but because they want to.”
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