3 Reasons Pastors Should Read Leadership Books

Earlier this week, I wrote about some reasons pastors should reject leadership books. There are seasons in a church leader’s life when reading leadership books is a bad idea. If one’s devotional life is weak, Christian worldview is not firm, or compassion for people is waning, then church leaders should flee from leadership books. However, […]

3 Reasons Pastors Should Reject Leadership Books

There are two polar opposite views about church leaders adding “leadership and business books” to their reading diet. On one extreme, there are people who consider it unspiritual and ludicrous for a church leader to read a leadership book written from a perspective that is not distinctly Christian. After all, what does leading an organization […]

Links for Leaders 5/15/15

Good thoughts on “preseason training” for leaders from Philip Nation (via Herm Edwards): assignment, alignment, and technique. One of the most valuable attributes of leaders is being respectful—their employees say so. Important thoughts in the Harvard Business Review on respectful leadership. We all aspire to greatness, don’t we? This is especially true in the leadership […]

Links for Leaders 5/8/15

“Responding to uncertainty establishes trajectory, impacts potential, and determines quality of life.” Helpful thoughts from Dan Rockwell on facing uncertainty with confidence. Being resolute means you are purposeful, determined, and unwavering in your commitment. Would your team describe you as this kind of leader? Selma Wilson asks: Are you putting your team in danger? Are […]

A Challenge to Young Leaders

Earlier this week I pointed out that there are fewer leaders who meet the typical “leadership profile” for positions such as senior pastor. From a practical and purely demographic vantage point, there are fewer people in Generation X than the preceding Boomer generation, so there are currently less available leaders in the often sought-after 35-50 […]