Every Leader Will Be Tested
The mark of a great leader is their ability to withstand the inevitable trials of leadership.
The greater your call, the greater these tests will be. Larry Kreider, International Director of DOVE International, offers Biblical wisdom for standing strong through the storms.
Whether you are a leader in your home, work, community, or church, this book is your resource for not only surviving the trials of leadership, but welcoming them!
Gain practical tools to…
- Prepare for the coming tests.
- Leverage problems to develop maturity.
- Grow in humility through success.
The storms are coming! Learn to stand strong through them all!
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About the Author
Larry Kreider and his wife LaVerne led a team that planted a Pennsylvania church that grew into DOVE International, a worldwide family of churches and ministries. Larry serves as international director, trains leaders globally and has authored forty books.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Calling Test 17
An effective leader will discover his calling and trust God to manifest it
Chapter 2 The Humility Test 29
Effective leaders give credit to others
Chapter 3 The Teamwork Test 37
An effective leader finds a way for his team to win
Chapter 4 The Releasing Test 49
An effective leader knows how to empower others.
Chapter 5 The Priorities Test 57
An effective leader determines what his priorities are in life
Chapter 6 The Transition Test 67
An effective leader understands and leads the process of change.
Chapter 7 The Criticism Test 75
An effective leader accepts criticism and grows in the process
Chapter 8 The Dependency Test 85
An effective leader depends on help from God
Chapter 9 The Conflict Test 93
An effective leader embraces healthy confrontation
Chapter 10 The Vision Test 105
Effective leaders inspire and articulate a vision and bring others with them
Chapter 11 The Love Test 115
An effective leader makes decisions motivated by love
Chapter 12 The Integrity Test 123
Effective leaders are the same in public as in private
Chapter 13 The Security Test 133
Effective leaders find security in who they are, not in what they do
Chapter 14 The Grace Test 141
Effective leaders know success depends on the grace of God
Chapter 15 The Expectations Test 153
Effective leaders avoid unmet expectations
Chapter 16 The Finance Test 161
Effective leaders take fiscal responsibility for their mission.
Chapter 17 The Comparison Test 171
Effective leaders only compare up
Chapter 18 The Perseverance Test 181
Effective leaders refuse to quit!
Chapter 19 The Success Test 191
Effective leaders never forget where they came from
Chapter 20 The Timing Test 199
Effective leaders understand times and seasons
Chapter 21 The Kingdom Test 207
An effective leader focuses on the eternal Kingdom
Preparing Leaders for Developing and Growing Spiritually through Future Trials and Testing “Passing the 21 Tests of Leadership” presents the reader with Biblical insight for leaving a legacy of leadership, and influence. The book is made up of 21 short fast moving chapters packed with vignettes, anecdotes, and principles for achieving maximum leadership skills for active ministry. At the end of each chapter is a test with personal perceptive questions for reflection and discussion. These questions revealed areas where I need to be more transparent and open in my relationships as I transition into a new season of life. • For me as a leader, what would it mean not to walk in integrity? • How do your priorities reveal what you value in life? • Why is essential that a leader “knows himself” during a transition time? • How can ego get in the way of vision? Larry Kreider, prolific author, and director of Dove International trains leaders worldwide. The Dove Leadership & Ministry School sponsor seminars which provide practical training in leadership, and in personal and spiritual growth. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.