In turbulent times, King David united a nation and his hard earned wisdom can bring us together today. This new 30 Days With book offers a month of readings plus ideas for small group discussion. David ranks among the world’s greatest heroes for defeating Goliath and bestselling authors for writing Psalms. He is honored by Jews, Christians and Muslims. In this book, pastor, educator and leadership coach Larry Buxton shows us how David embodies 14 crucial values shared by effective leaders to this day.
This excerpt from the January 2022 Mensa Bulletin discusses Larry’s book 30 Days with King David: On Leadership as part of a ’30 Days With’ series by Front Edge Publishing.
Just how important are truth, integrity, reliability? Everyone has to decide who, and what sources, they will trust. Just a couple of days ago, I listened to Larry Buxton’s podcast on leadership and integrity. Highly recommended, and most timely!
While not the norm and certainly not desirable, conflict can arise between client and coach. Most of the time, a coach should be able to prevent friction or disagreements from becoming acute. However, both coaches and clients are flawed and imperfect humans and things don’t always go according to plan. Hear from coaches, including Larry Buxton on how to deal with it.
Larry Buxton says some leaders are naturally risk-inclined, others risk-adverse. In a recent book on the leadership of King David, he suggests that effective leaders have the courage to act either way depending on circumstances.
IN A NEW SERIES OF FREE WEEKLY VIDEOS, veteran pastor, teacher, leadership coach, Bible scholar and author Larry Buxton will greet us with a few wise words—reminding us that the core values we need to heal our communities are already within our shared traditions.
Many characters found in Bible stories are, well, flawed people, starting with Adam and Eve. Moses murdered a guy and had to flee. Peter denied Jesus three times, and other disciples of Jesus sometimes come off as dumb as fence posts. Jonah ran away when God asked him to go to Ninevah and shape up the people there.
A month from now, thousands of congregations nationwide will be kicking off virtual fall seasons of programming, complete with small groups and classes. Half a year into the pandemic, congregations now are well-equipped to offer online-streaming groups, many of which enjoy talking about inspiring new books as they gather.