Saturday, August 9, 2014

Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul.... a book review


                    Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul. 
Principles for Leadership and Personal Success

Thomas Nelson Publisher

Publish date: April 2013

ISBN: 978-1-4016-7728-2

Christianity Life / Professional Growth



By examining the life of King Saul, warts and all, we can learn many valuable lessons in leadership.  Although he was chosen by God to be the first king of Israel, he did not stay in God’s favor throughout his reign.  We all have learned lessons by watching others fail.  In Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul, the authors point out specific areas of leadership in which King Saul failed.  Once the failure is identified, concrete examples are given – both biblical and hands-on – that we can change the pattern in our own leadership styles.

For me, two chapters really hit home: “Saul failed to think before he spoke” and “Saul failed to promote or make necessary changes.”  It is so much easier to tell others what should be done (complain) and much harder to make the difficult choices and follow through with them; knowing you cannot make everyone happy.

I see this book being an invaluable asset to those already in leadership positions and those who will be in leadership roles in their future.

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul from Thomas Nelson Publisher and the BookLook Blogger program for my honest review.


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