When scorpion lead: Effective remedies for venomous leadership is a valuable tool for seekers of a life of excellence in both general and personal leadership. At first glance this book appears to be a harsh indictment against those whose leadership styles are inconsistent and at odds with biblical principles and practices. The author, Klaas Moswane, uses the allegory of the scorpion to full effect to illustrate the venomous nature of these attributes and behavioural patterns.
Upon closer inspection, it becomes evident that his heart is to caution against the ramifications of potentially lethal behavioural modes while also providing periodic opportunities for honest self-reflection and auto-correction. He uses the ‘’reveal to redeem’ strategy by exposing these potentially potent propensities for multi-layered liberatory purposes.
The strength of this book, therefore, lies in its exposure of destructive character traits while also providing counter-strategies for escaping from these tendencies. It is designed to simultaneously bring about correction and redemption through the creation of spaces for self-reflection and opportunities for repentance. Granted, it is not what could be termed an easy read because it touches on difficult issues that are necessary for ideological reorientation. In an era where there is perspectival perversion and a general decline in moral standards; where good is vilified and bad glorified, it is important to regain a fresh perspective regarding right and wrong standards of living.
This book thus serves as a reminder of the importance of going back to the basics of adhering to standards that will point the reader to a journey of personal sanctification. All in all, the intention of this book is to ultimately assist towards purgation and purification at an individual level with implications for relational, institutional and societal transformation.