Reformed Leadership presents the gospel as a sensemaking tool to critically examine five areas of personal leadership effectiveness, namely desire, identity, dignity, motive, and ambition.
Every tipping point in changing the world for the better always involves leadership. Yet history also illustrates that even formidable leaders are prone to derailment and failures. Contrary to the popular idea that leaders need to enhance their self-efficacy to be effective, the focus of self is misguided because the self is the epicenter of the leadership problem. The author posits that the preoccupation with the self (and consequently, unbelief in the gospel) is the fundamental reason why leaders are blinded by power and control, create their own performance treadmill, live for the approval of others, and have myopic ambitions for things of this world.
Drawing on biblical insights and scholarly research, the leadership principles outlined in the book and their street-level applications will equip both novice and seasoned leaders to begin and end well.
Table of contents
1. What Business Schools Don't Teach You about Leadership
2. Leadership and the Psychology of Desire
3. How the Gospel Creates Leading Servants
4. When Leaders Run on the Performance Treadmill
5. When Leaders Live for People's Approval
6. Leading with Creative Tension
7. Don't Waste Your Leadership