Thursday, March 1, 2012

Can Moses Lead Us to the Leadership Promised Land?


Leadership Promised Land—a place so beautiful and peaceful.  A place where everybody agrees with what the leader wants, everybody does their tasks to perfection without any goading or reminders, a place where everything works out just as you have it picture in your mind.  (Insert scratchy record noise here)  Okay, now back to reality!

Whether you are a leader of 4 people or 4000 you are going to face issues with leadership.  No two people think the same way; throw in different personality types and chaos will ensue without some form of leadership.  Some of us are born leaders and some of us have been placed in leadership positions we didn’t expect and need help in understanding how leadership works and the problems we face are normal and can be overcome.

With chapter titles such as; Thou Shalt Not Serve Thine Own Ego, Thou Shalt Have A Life, and Thou Shalt Lead To Leave, Hans Finzel takes us on a trip through Moses stormy leadership of the Israelites.  Mixed in are the author’s own considerable experiences in leadership. We are reminded of Moses’ reluctance to take the position of leading the Israelites from Egypt, the times he wanted to quit, the times he had to learn to rely on a team to help him lead, and the times he was betrayed by those he trusted.  With Mr. Finzel paralleling his own experiences with those of Moses, we see that because human nature really has not changed very much in the past several thousand years, the leadership lessons we can learn from Moses are very applicable today.

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I received this book free of charge from David C. Cook Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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