My good friend, Tim Stevens, just wrote a new book that I commend: Fairness Is Overrated: And 51 Other Leadership Principles to Revolutionize Your Workplace. He writes from the wisdom gleaned while serving for 20 years as executive pastor at Granger Community Church near South Bend, Indiana. During his time there, the congregation grew from 300 to more than 5,000; from a staff of 5 to more than 130. The church houses a preschool, restaurant, three campuses and has planted more than 1,800 new churches in southern India.
Stevens divides his book into four pillars that he believes hold up every successful leader: 1) Be a person of integrity 2) Identify the right people around you 3) Build a great culture 4) Lead through crisis. Each point is presented practically and without fluff, through short, easy-to-read chapters. Chapters can be read in succession, or in any order you like. Actionable discussion questions are included at the end of each chapter to help you get right on your way to “revolutionizing your work place.”
Tim has also written other very helpful books, such as Vision: Lost and Found, Simply Strategic Volunteers, and Pop Goes the Church. You can find him at leadingsmart.com and follow him on Twitter, @timastevens, for his latest updates.