A practical and encouraging book to help those in leadership roles but who don't feel like natural born leaders.
The Tortoise Usually
Wins is a delightful exploration of the theory of quiet leadership.
Written for reluctant leaders, it interacts with three key biblical images of leadership - the leader as servant, shepherd and steward - and links them with some of the key virtues of quiet leadership - modesty, restraint, tenacity, interdependence and other-centeredness. The book argues that the bulk of leadership is about helping groups decide the right things to do and then getting on and doing them.
Brian Harris is the principal of a highly regarded theological seminary and also pastors a thriving local church, so the book carries the wisdom of both professor and pastor, satisfying the reader both intellectually and practically. These insights are supplemented by interviews with significant quiet leaders from around the world, ensuring a rich feast for prospective and current reluctant leaders.