Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval-Motivated Leadership
– Charles Stone. IVP Praxis.
While wanting to make people happy is generally a good thing, if leaders frequently seek validation from others because of an emotionally immature self, a host of issues can spring up. in an effort to keep all parties content or at least mollified, the people-pleasing pastor can begin to suffer from a lack of confidence, lose his vision for the church, cause the very church division he is trying to avoid, or even burn out and quit the ministry. over time, the cost of constant people-pleasing can be quite high. In this book, pastor Charles Stone draws on over thirty years of ministry experience as well as extensive research to provide essential practices that will empower pastors to break free from debilitating people-pleasing patterns and embrace their true God-given calling with vitality, joy, and effectiveness.
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