Henri Nouwen is renowned in most circles for writing a classic book, ” The Wounded Healer,” and deservedly so. He has received rightful praise for the book. The premise of the book is how ministers can be people who realize their own wounds as they minister to the wounds of others.
What I’m waiting for is a follow up that should be entitled “The Wounded Leader.” Yes, I know there’s a book, a good book by that title. So why suggest a title already in the playing field? If leadership is in such high demand (1. It is. 2. It should be), then how do we lead both from our wounded-ness and with others who are also carrying wounds?
Okay, perhaps we can modify the title: Leading (With) Wounded Leaders. It’s hard enough to lead myself. How can I adequately lead others who have baggage and are in process?
Cause it has/needs to be done.
PS: What would you suggest as areas a book like this should cover and address?