Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul by Ralph K. Hawkins and Richard Leslie Parrott is a valuable tool for any Christian that is in a leadership role. You not only learn what is good to do as a leader, but also what is not good to do, which is just as valuable to learn as the authors also point out ideas and solutions to learn from the negative ways as well.
“Rise above mediocrity and become indispensable after working through ten timeless lessons from Scripture. Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul is a practical leadership guide that avoids abstract ideas and unproven steps. Instead, biblical studies professor and pastor Dr. Ralph Hawkins along with leadership expert and education professor Dr. Richard Parrott tell the stories of King Saul’s leadership missteps and connect those stories with the challenges facing leaders. In today’s climate of rapid change, intense competition, and moral relativism, find valuable advice that will give your leadership a firm foundation in sound biblical principles.
· References to ten sound biblical principles of leadership
· Examples illustrate how to apply these lessons to your life
· Action points give you concrete steps to improve your leadership skills
· Checklists help church, business, and community leaders excel” – Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul
Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul is a great book for leaders to read. I never really thought about King Saul with leader roles in today’s society until I read this, but it is a great lesson on how we can learn from the past to make our futures a better place to live in. King Saul failed miserably at many things, but his failures can prove to teach us, even today, and hopefully lead us to being more successful leaders. I definitely recommend this book for leaders or anyone in business to read.
* Thank you to the publisher of Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul, Thomas Nelson, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.