Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Deadly Viper Character Assassins

I just finished a small book about character and integrity called Deadly Viper Character Assassins, by Mike Foster and Jud Wilhite. Seriously, what a creative title! Great little book about all the pitfalls that can sink a leader's integrity and lead to less-than-Godly character. The authors use lots of ninja and kung fu analogies that initially seemed cheesy, but are increasingly applicable throughout the book. The assassins are common character flaws that can hurt one's integrity--sexual temptation, uncontrolled emotions, greed, etc. I especially loved the end-of-chapter insights on character from leaders in a variety of contexts. The book is quite short--I finished in less than a week, reading only about 15 minutes a day--but well worth picking up (though I have to admit, it's a bit pricey to pay $18 on Amazon for such a tiny book). 

I have also enjoyed reading the Deadly Viper Blog, where the Deadly Viper conversation can continue. It was an inspiring book to read, as integrity is such an important value for me. It's vital for me to be a man of my word and above reproach, so having those values communicated in kung fu language really got me pumped. Great leadership book!

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