If you want to read great books on leadership, read 1st and 2nd Samuel. Early tradition suggests that 1 and 2 Samuel were originally one book in scripture so I will do my best to examine the combined 55 chapters and share key leadership lessons. No author is named for these books but scholars largely credit the prophets Samuel, Nathan and Gad. Based on 1 Sa. 27:6, the writing may not have been completed until about 930 B.C.
a·nointtr.v.a·noint·ed,a·noint·ing,a·noints.1.To apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to.2.To put oil on during a religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.3.To choose by or as if by divine intervention. (American Heritage Dictionary)