It’s been a long time since I’ve had a chance to blog about my thoughts on leadership. Although I’ve been inconsistent in keeping up with this blog, my passion for operating in kingdom excellence is still very strong.
Over the past year I’ve learned many valuable lessons about what authentic leadership looks like and how important it is to lead in a way that’s worth following.
I am always inspired at the opportunity to discover ways I can grow as a leader. What impact would I like to make in the kingdom of GOD in 2015? How can I lead and inspire others to serve our great GOD with the excellence He deserves and requires of us?
As I pondered these questions, I thought I’d begin 2015 (and the resurrection of this blog) with a simple but powerful reminder that Leaders Read. Those who know me well know that I am a champion of reading – not only for entertainment – but for personal development. It goes without saying that the Word of GOD is the final authority when it comes to what servant leadership looks like. However, it is my personal opinion that in order to grow and lead – whether in your home, local assembly, community or corporate environment- investing in other resources is vital to your development as a person of influence.
Here’s a peak at my reading list for 2015.
::Instinct – T.D.Jakes
::Raising Kingdom Kids – Tony Evans
::Great Leaders Grow – Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller
::The Secret of Teams – Mark Miller & Ken Blanchard
::The Servant Leader – Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges
::Mentor Like Jesus – Regi Campbell
::The People Factor – Van Moody
::Good to Great in God’s Eyes – Chip Ingram
::Courageous Leadership – Bill Hybels
::Too Busy Not to Pray – Bill Hybels
::Overwhelmed – Perry Noble
::All In – Mark Batterson
::21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader – John Maxwell
::Leading at a Higher Level – Ken Blanchard
::Ask It – Andy Stanley
Throughout the year I’m sure I’ll come across other resources that will challenge me in the area of leadership development that I’ll add to my library. I encourage you to invest in resources that will assist you in becoming more effective as you seek to influence those you lead. Intentionally seek to be a leader worth following. Do the work. Read.
I’d be interested in hearing what’s on your reading list for 2015.