Fearing this would be the final time he’d address his management team and board as CEO, Leo Perkins prepared to give the presentation of his life.
“So, tell us your new plan,” the chairman said, “and explain why it’s better than your last one.”
In Through Colored Glasses, author Tom Harper addresses a leadership challenge identified in Proverbs 16:2: “All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord” (NIV).
Leo Perkins wants to save the company, but his real motivation is to prevent a blow to his ego. His colleagues are dominated by their own ambitions and fears. It’s as if they all wear colored glasses, blinding them to reality.
In a story full of twists and confrontations, one executive boldly speaks truth to Leo. Her persistence – and the Word of God – lead to an outcome no one expects.
In the afterword, the author presents Scripture-based lessons helping leaders unlock reality in their own organizations:
- How to reveal people’s hidden ambitions
- Encouragement for fighting sin as a leader
- Developing the skill of discernment
Understanding and defining reality requires leaders to be truth seekers and tellers. This book illustrates the power of truth and the spiritual insight that the Bible provides to guide leadership.
If our leaders are not passionately driven by the right beliefs, we are headed for disaster. At the same time, if believers cannot lead, we are headed nowhere. In his book, Through Colored Glasses, Tom Harper mixes right beliefs and leadership skill. His thoughtful, engaging presentation of biblical leadership is a sorely needed message for Christians in leadership positions both in the workplace and in the church.