Leaders are readers because leaders must constantly be learning. If you haven’t read them yet…here are my 12 book recommendations to read in 2015 (one per month):
The Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards – A must read for every leader (especially pastors)! Discover how to lead even when you are not the main leader and how to lead through pain, brokenness loss, heartache and frustration.
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson – A great read talking about change
Winning by Jack Welch – Great lessons not just on being successful but developing healthy culture within an organization from a true expert!
Humilitas by John Dickson – A history, study and practical application of humility
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson – A very practical and helpful book for spouses, employees, managers and leaders to be able to say what needs to be said and get the results you need and want.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell – Answers the question, “what makes high-achievers different?”. Discover the “what’s” to discover what you can do to be a high-achiever.
Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene – An interesting look into a town that changed lives through love, compassion and hospitality. Great lessons for anyone, especially churches!
Church Planting Landmines by Tom Nebel & Gary Rohrmayer – Not just for church planters but anyone in ministry.
The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr – We can’t add time to our day but we can work to increase our energy capacity and focus. A very practical book in increasing energy in all aspects of life.
Choosing to Cheat by Andy Stanley – A must read for every husband and/or father. A reminder that our family must come first.
The Go-Giver by Bob Burg – The secret keys to real success!
Leadership Axioms by Bill Hybels – Practical, inspirational and quick easy reads.