Leadership too often degenerates into being about us, our reputations and our agendas, but there is nothing further from the heart and mind of God than these selfish strivings.” Overstreet
Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) May 01, 2011
What kind of leader would you be if you were suddenly handed more power? What if you got that promotion you wanted or a "headhunter" called tomorrow offering you your dream job? Would your leadership be an example of servanthood and justice, or would you give in to the temptations that power always presents?
Unleader, by noted author and speaker, Jane Overstreet, addresses head on the temptations faced by today’s leaders to succumb to pride, power, wealth, and other pitfalls that often come with the responsibility of leadership.
By contrasting the leadership styles of Saul and David, Overstreet illustrates how leaders can influence a generation for good or evil, depending on the attitudes of the heart. In the time it took Samuel to pour oil on each of their heads, Saul and David both moved from unknown "kids" to kings of Israel. Their responses to that promotion had radically different outcomes. Saul made God sorry he had made him king. David brought joy to God as a man after his own heart.
Overstreet writes, “The world is hungry for humble, godly servant leaders who grasp why God has given them position and power. Leadership too often degenerates into being about us, our reputations and our agendas, but there is nothing further from the heart and mind of God than these selfish strivings.”
Unleader (Biblica Publishing, $14.99, paper, ISBN: 9781606570395) is critical reading for people who believes God has called or placed them in a position of leadership.
Jane Overstreet is the President/CEO of Development Associates International (DAI) a non-profit organization providing training and consulting in leadership and organizational management to more than 10,000 Christian leaders annually in over 30 countries. Prior to joining DAI, Jane served for many years as the Director of Legal Services for Youth With A Mission International (YWAM) while living in the Middle East and Europe. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Jane is also a member of the Lausanne Leadership Development Working Group. Jane has been married for 29 years to Harold. They have three children and two grandchildren.
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