Dan Allender’s book Leading With A Limp, has been profoundly encouraging, edifying and convicting to read. Here is a quote I’d welcome some response on as it relates to the type of leader Allender advocates throughout the book. For better or worse, it is the type of leader I try to be. What are your thoughts?
"Paul is a remarkable leader. He leads by taking the greatest risk of all – inviting dialogue, creating a context for story, living into tension and ambiguity, and blessing chaos as the context for brave souls to find a way through complexity. He doesn’t fit the look or style of a modern leader. He is not a consensus-building relational leader who reads the polls and takes people the way they already want to go. Nor is he a smooth autocrat who sets the course and convinces people to follow by the force of his will.
Instead, he is a mess. He invites chaos, jumps into the process, and allows the bumpy road to shake out ideas and options. He knows he can be brash and arrogant, yet he is also tender and kind. He has the odd capacity to trust himself and his senses, yet he is suspicious of himself and open to hearing how others perceive him. He is he leader I hope to be one day. In fact, in may tough moments I have asked myself, What would Paul do?"