Book Review: Leadership Lessons – Avoiding the pitfalls of King Saul by Ralph K. Hawkins and Richard Leslie Parrott

I have always been fascinated with the story of King Saul: his rise to kingship and his fall out with God. This book really addressed many of the questions I had about how leaders are appointed and what triggers them to fall into pitfalls that undermines their credibility…the credibility that got them to that position in the first place.

In this book, the authors give an expository on 10 principles of leadership based on the bible with examples on how they can be applied in one’s life.I particularly enjoy the action points given which act as illustrations on how we can develop and improve our leadership skills.

I enjoyed the style employed by the writers as they gave the readers a platform to relate to King Saul with the knowledge that bad leadership occurs when conscious and consistent development is not practiced. The highlight, in my opinion was when it was expressed that a leader needs to love his/her people and followers. Thinking it about it, it seems that nothing can be achieved in leadership without genuinely and authentically caring for those we lead.

In conclusion. I recommend this book to all leaders and individuals who are seeking new ways to improve their abilities and skills especially as certain pitfalls are highlighted so we can prevent similar mistakes from being repeated.

Have  a lovely day people!



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