Oswald Sanders’ book on leadership is a classic text. There are many who only know Sanders from his book on leadership and discipleship, so it might interest them to know that Sanders was a general director of the Overseas Missionary Fellowship (then known as the China Inland Mission). This book grew out of two series of messages delivered to their leaders at conferences in Singapore in 1964 and 1966. The messages were amplified and shared with a wider public, for which we are grateful.
It is possible that the subordinate may not do the task as well as his superior, but experience proves that that is by no means necessarily the case. Given the chance, the younger person may do it better because he or she is better able to feel the pulse of contemporary life. But in any case, how is the younger leader to gain experience unless he or she has been delegated both the responsibility and authority for the task?
J. Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership : Principles of Excellence for Every Believer, Updated ed.]. (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2007), 138.