4mat Review Reviewing Leadership Essay

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

4MAT Book Review: Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders

Submitted to Dr. David Nemitz in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of

LEAD 510-D01

Biblical Foundations of Christian Leadership

by

Detria Thomas
November 30, 2015

Abstract
In the book Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders, by Reggie McNeal it examines the need for strong spiritual Christian leaders in today’s society. McNeal looks at the good and bad characteristics of a leader in order to help leaders understand and develop the characteristics needed in one’s own life to be a good leader. McNeal states “we are desperate for great
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I felt like exploding too many times to count and probably did most of them. You see my husband had been in church all his life but has been in ministry since he was fourteen. Because he was so young and unmarried until his late twenties it was a lot easier for him to cater to his ministry. Once becoming married and having a family is when the true struggle began. I saw my husband right there on the pages first as a compliant. He was as McNeal explained complaints “people who allow others to violate their personal boundaries, mainly because they don’t want to hurt others feeling.” Then as I continued to read I saw my husband also as an avoidant as well because he would shut me out instead of allowing me to help him when he was stressed, over worked, and over whelmed. To top that off now having the understanding that this was the only way he knew how to function because of his up bringing. What is even more funny now is that he saw me as a controller because I was always trying to help, giving advice, trying to back people off of him because he was burning out. It seemed like a never ending cycle and the funny part was he also fit the non-responsive leader as well because when he would burn out this is actually what he would do instead of talking to people telling them he was unavailable. However, what I now realize is that the non-responsive leader in him was a result of the complaint and avoidant leadership style he had. I was like wow

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