We've all heard the phrase "a born leader," but in reality, leaders aren't born, they're made. Leadership is using the influence we have for the good of others, and we all have influence. We can all get better at leading.
Here are some resources for anyone who wants to get better at using the influence they've been given in service to God's kingdom:
Willow Creek Leadership Summit Each August, Grace Chapel sponsors this outstanding event. Come join hundreds of other leaders as we hear world-class speakers in this two-day event.
Andy Stanley’s Leadership podcasts Andy is Senior Pastor of North Point Ministries, and a very insightful writer/speaker on leadership. His periodic podcasts on leadership are fun and helpful.
Leadership Network Leadership Network fosters church innovation and growth through strategies, programs, tools and resources consistent with our far-reaching mission. You’ll find articles, videos, and links to relevant material.
Patrick Lencioni is a leading thinker, writer and speaker on leadership and organizational life. Pat offers a complimentary email newsletter to share his models, ideas, and insights around leadership and organizational life. Pat is a believer and frequent speaker at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit.
Ten books that might change your life- or at least the way you lead:
Primal Leadership Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Drive What really motivates people
Five Dysfunctions of a Team The most insightful (short) book on teams
Humilitas Why humble leaders are the most effective leaders
Seven Practices for Effective Ministry Practical suggestions for managing in ministry and in the marketplace
Made to Stick Why some ideas stick and others don”t
Next Generation Leader Five leadership ideas that will shape your effectiveness
Relational Intelligence Practical approach to developing meaningful relationships
The Maxwell Leadership Bible It is amazing how much the Bible says about leadership
While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks Learnings from a year in the desert with Middle Eastern shepherds