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5 Books to Help You Become a Better Leader

May 2, 2014

Looking for books that will help you hone your leadership skills? Check out these five titles:

Surratt_Just Lead_CoverJust Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders

By Sherry Surratt & Jenni Catron

Just Lead! provides practical leadership help for women to develop skills to lead themselves and others with the character, confidence and authenticity of a godly woman. The book shows what holds women back and then focuses the skills women need to lead others effectively. Using this hands-on, practical resource will inspire women leaders in the church to use its ideas to gain strength and lead well.

Bonem_v4In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership

By Mike Bonem

Is it possible for church leaders to use biblical and secular leadership concepts in a way that keeps Christ—not the marketplace—at the center of their mission? Drawing on biblical material and business wisdom, In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership explores the critical leadership decisions and practices that shape the success of Christian organizations. These decisions are illustrated in compelling interviews with over forty leaders of churches, universities, denominational bodies, and international ministries.

Work_of_Heart_REVISEDA Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders

By Reggie McNeal

In A Work of Heart, bestselling author and missional expert Reggie McNeal helps leaders reflect on the ways in which God is shaping them by letting us see God at work in the lives of four quintessential biblical leaders: Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. McNeal identifies the formative influences upon these leaders, which he sees as God’s ways of working in their lives: the same influences at work today forming leaders for ministry in our times. He explores the shaping influence of culture, call, community, conflict, and the commonplace.

Relational IntelligenceRelational Intelligence: How Leaders Can Expand Their Influence Through a New Way of Being Smart

By Steve Saccone

Relational Intelligence offers church leaders a guide for learning to increase their ability to form and sustain stronger and healthier relationships with everyone in their organizations-staff, lay leaders, members, prospective members, and others. Based on the premises that we often aware of relational awkwardness in others but blind to it in ourselves, the book shows how leaders can learn to be smarter in the way they conduct their relationships.

Creps-coverReverse Mentoring: How Young Leaders Can Transform the Church and Why We Should Let Them

by Earl Creps

Earl Creps is known for his work in connecting the younger generation of postmoderns with their Boomer predecessors. The author of Off-Road Disciplines, Creps, in this new book, takes up the topic of how older church leaders can learn from younger leaders who are more conversant with culture, technology, and social context. In addition to making the benefits of what he calls “reverse mentoring” apparent, he also makes it accessible by offering practical steps to implement this discipline at both personal and organizational levels, particularly in communication, evangelism, and leadership.

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