Weaving Strong Leaders – By Bob Dale and Bill Wilson
Welcome to the inner lives of leaders. Current leadership literature is more apt to feature practices than practitioners—what leaders do rather than who leaders are. Much of today’s leadership literature seems to assume leaders burst forth ready to lead with little introspection or no struggle. We know better.
Our best leaders are anchored in clear values and considered beliefs. They have grown down. And, our best leaders have cultivated their own maturity. They have grown up and are comfortable in their skins. Growing down, growing up: In the pages ahead we trace and weave together these two master threads.
This book is part of the Healthy Church Resources series, which is a collaboration of the Center for Healthy Churches, the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation and Good Faith Media. Other books in the series are available here.
Robert D. Dale
Dale (1941 – 2021) was an ordained minister who was the author or co-author of numerous articles and of more than two dozen books on leadership and church ministries. Before his retirement in 2009, he served as an executive at the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, founded the Center for Creative Church Leadership, and was a seminary professor and local church minister.
Wilson is the founder and director of The Center for Health Churches. He is an ordained Baptist minister with over 33 years of pastoral experience. Wilson is a certified coach and facilitator and has experience as a consultant in numerous settings and with a wide range of organizations, faith communities and churches.