Handbook for Battered Leaders

by Janis Bragan Balda & Wesley D. Balda     |     Book Summary


Author: Janis Bragan Balda & Wesley D. Balda
Publisher: IVP
Date: 28th February 2013
Pages: 223

Book Summary of Handbook for Battered Leaders by Janis Bragan Balda & Wesley D. Balda


Leadership is hard work. “If you haven’t bled, you haven’t led” (p. 9). In ministry, the pitfalls of organizational conflict and toxic environments can damage people, shipwreck churches, and leave leaders reeling. Paul knew this. His relationship with the Corinthian church was fraught with tension and difficulty, leaving him as just one biblical example of a battered leader.

For leaders grappling with these issues, the situation can feel untenable and solutions a very long way away. However, it need not be so. Paul himself worked hard to relate to the Corinthians effectively, and through his second letter sought to reframe the relationship, reorient the church toward the world beyond themselves, and reorient their mission toward it.

Without shirking the responsibility of leaders to examine themselves for their own contribution to toxicity, this book uses 2 Corinthians as a management case study, attempting to give leaders the tools and confidence to faithfully and carefully understand, identify, and address the ingredients of toxic cultures.

Underpinning it all, and equipping His leaders and His people, is God, whose power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Co. 12:9). We can take great confidence in Him!





Handbook for Battered Leaders

by Janis Bragan Balda & Wesley D. Balda

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Handbook for Battered Leaders by Janis Bragan Balda & Wesley D. Balda

AuthorJanis Bragan Balda & Wesley D. Balda
PublisherIVP
Date28th February 2013
Pages223


Overview:

Leadership is hard work. “If you haven’t bled, you haven’t led” (p. 9). In ministry, the pitfalls of organizational conflict and toxic environments can damage people, shipwreck churches, and leave leaders reeling. Paul knew this. His relationship with the Corinthian church was fraught with tension and difficulty, leaving him as just one biblical example of a battered leader.

For leaders grappling with these issues, the situation can feel untenable and solutions a very long way away. However, it need not be so. Paul himself worked hard to relate to the Corinthians effectively, and through his second letter sought to reframe the relationship, reorient the church toward the world beyond themselves, and reorient their mission toward it.

Without shirking the responsibility of leaders to examine themselves for their own contribution to toxicity, this book uses 2 Corinthians as a management case study, attempting to give leaders the tools and confidence to faithfully and carefully understand, identify, and address the ingredients of toxic cultures.

Underpinning it all, and equipping His leaders and His people, is God, whose power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Co. 12:9). We can take great confidence in Him!




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