Leadership within any viable group must not only be developed, it must be transferable to sustain continued success. In many secular and sacred ventures, leadership is prized as power; something to be earned and coveted.
People are to be used, and abused if necessary, to accomplish the leaders implied or stated goals. Jesus turned this paradigm upside down by declaring that leaders are to serve, not be served, and the one who aspired to be greatest must make himself the servant of others.
The TCT Leadership book is a transferable study designed to help potential leaders become effectual leaders through identifying attitudes to emulate or eradicate; obstacles to avoid or conquer; and the ability to create a healthy atmosphere whereby the leadership training process has a fighting opportunity to survive and thrive rather than die in less than one generation.
Effective leaders have a vision for what can be rather than just what currently is. They have demonstrated an expertise that can assure others they know what they are talking about. They have learned how to communicate the vision within their head to those around them so that they are walking in the dark by themselves. They create opportunities for a buy in from colleagues, so that the end game becomes a benefit for all those participating in the process rather than an exercise in kingdom building for one. Effective leadership communicates a “we” thing rather than a “me” thing; it represents a team game displaying unity within diversity for maximum impact.