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A Failure of Nerve by Edwin H. Friedman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: leadership, kindle, print
Read 2 times. Last read January 1, 2019 to May 27, 2019.

May 2019 5/5 stars. With all the qualifications from my previous reviews in mind, this book is just a great challenge.

“To be a leader, one must both have and embody a vision of where one wants to go. It is not a matter of knowing or believing one is right; it is a matter of taking the first step.”


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December 2013: Read again and discussed with the TEC elders through 2013. Fantastic material for a leadership team, as long as that team already has a strong theological basis.

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September 2012: One of the most compelling and clarifying books I've read in a long time. Though I wouldn't use the Friedman's vocabulary, agree with his evolutionary presumptions, or have anywhere near his positivity apart from the gospel, I'd still say the Rabbi asks great questions that every leader (husband, father, pastor, boss, president, etc.) should consider.
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Reading Progress

February 20, 2012 – Shelved
April 24, 2012 – Started Reading
September 17, 2012 – Shelved as: leadership
September 17, 2012 – Finished Reading
January 1, 2019 – Started Reading
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: kindle
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: print
May 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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