Dr. Parrott Writes on Leadership

Dr. Parrott Writes on Leadership

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he Longview: Lasting Strategies for Rising Leaders (publisher David C. Cook) presents a strong challenge to leaders, along with an array of tools to prepare them for success.  “I wrote this book out of my deep concern that we live in a quick-fix, immediate-impact, short-view world. But we serve a longview God, and we have not equipped leaders with the principles of techniques to follow the leadership model of Jesus,” says Belhaven’s President.

Dr. Parrott argues that for three decades our culture has increasingly valued short-term producers—from stockbrokers to college coaches—as leaders at every level have indoctrinated us to believe immediate gains trump long-term consequences. And the Church has been swept up into this same leadership pattern, hiring and rewarding people who promote Band-Aid fixes as monumental solutions, creating plans that promise the moon and always come up short, raising funds from unrealistically compressed donor relationships, and touting to boards and constituencies those results that can most easily be measured and applauded.

The book encourages returning to a biblical model of leadership that values transformation over turnaround and measures eternal outcomes as well as immediate effectiveness. Written for ministry, pastor, and marketplace leaders, it is a guide to a leadership lifestyle of lasting significance and features chapter titles

such as:

Planning Will Drain the Life

from Your Ministry

Deflate Your Ego to Expand

Your Influence

Preempting the Stickiest Challenge of Long-Term

Leadership

Shepherding a Vision Without Scaring Away the Flock

Lead As If You’ll Be

There Forever

In The Longview Dr. Parrott challenges leaders to “spend more time dreaming, praying and listening to what God wants for us, rather than huddled around conference tables attempting to plan God’s best for us.”  Dr. Parrott is current involved in a series of national and regional radio broadcasts to discuss the book with leaders.

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he Longview: Lasting Strategies for Rising Leaders (publisher David C. Cook) presents a strong challenge to leaders, along with an array of tools to prepare them for success.  “I wrote this book out of my deep concern that we live in a quick-fix, immediate-impact, short-view world. But we serve a longview God, and we have not equipped leaders with the principles of techniques to follow the leadership model of Jesus,” says Belhaven’s President.

Dr. Parrott argues that for three decades our culture has increasingly valued short-term producers—from stockbrokers to college coaches—as leaders at every level have indoctrinated us to believe immediate gains trump long-term consequences. And the Church has been swept up into this same leadership pattern, hiring and rewarding people who promote Band-Aid fixes as monumental solutions, creating plans that promise the moon and always come up short, raising funds from unrealistically compressed donor relationships, and touting to boards and constituencies those results that can most easily be measured and applauded.

The book encourages returning to a biblical model of leadership that values transformation over turnaround and measures eternal outcomes as well as immediate effectiveness. Written for ministry, pastor, and marketplace leaders, it is a guide to a leadership lifestyle of lasting significance and features chapter titles

such as:

Planning Will Drain the Life

from Your Ministry

Deflate Your Ego to Expand

Your Influence

Preempting the Stickiest Challenge of Long-Term

Leadership

Shepherding a Vision Without Scaring Away the Flock

Lead As If You’ll Be

There Forever

In The Longview Dr. Parrott challenges leaders to “spend more time dreaming, praying and listening to what God wants for us, rather than huddled around conference tables attempting to plan God’s best for us.”  Dr. Parrott is current involved in a series of national and regional radio broadcasts to discuss the book with leaders.

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