“Why the truth matters more than you think.” Andy takes us on an educational journey of how a leader misleads a whole bunch of folks into the gas chamber. Pretty sick thought. But true story. Then he takes this logic a step further… and encourages us to make wise choices when we select our leaders… and how we should accept nothing less than the truth from them.
Andy says… “Have you Â ever noticed how we judge the “bad guys” by their actions, and the “good guys” by their intentions?” He then illustrates Andy Stanley’s Principle of the Path, which states “it is direction, not intention, that determines destination” … how good choices lead to good results… and how bad choices lead to… you know.
Andrews says, “The only way we have to know a person who aspires to lead us is to listen to what he says and watch what he does.” Good advice Andy. Another excellent book from a favorite author!
What qualities do you look for when trying to evaluate a leader that you may follow?
Ouch–I’m continually convicted by “good intentions.” This sounds like a strong book. I look at who appears to be the least bad…
Yep, I think your approach is probably very common!
I have been wanting to read this book for a while, I need to pick it up.
I look for a leader who has good character and is empowering.
I just got the book your sent me and look forward to reading it. Thank you:)
You’re very welcome Dan, I appreciate you stopping by and sharing here 🙂
Funny you mentioned this book today…we were discussing it in our Community Group class this past Sunday! I’m looking forward to reading this one!
For me, the #1 quality of a leader I’d follow is integrity. How do you treat people when you DON’T need something from them?
Scott, Integrity is a must. Great point.
Wow, that’s a good point about evaluating based off of actions and intentions. I’ll have to check this book out – I’ve heard a lot of great things about it.
One of the things I love most about Andy Andrews is that he is a “noticer” … he notices things that most of us overlook, he’s also very good at conveying his thoughts in a way that is very easy to relate to. Funny guys tops it all off 🙂
THanks for the awesome review. I too am a big fan of all of Andy’s books. He is a great writer and storyteller. This is one of the books that I plan on reading this year.
Thank you Adam, do you have a favorite Andy book?