Reggie McNeal, Revolution in Leadership

McNeal, ReggieRevolution in Leadership

(Abingdon Press, 1998).

McNeal sees Christianity at a crossroads that requires a new form of leadership …. apostolic leadership, the kind of leadership exhibited by the first church disciples. McNeal recognizes the present lack of such leadership and offers a solution… the learning community. This book not only offers a clear and […]

Mack, Michael, The Pocket Guide to Burn-Out Free Small Group Leadership

Michael Mack is the founder of and  has been a long term player in the small group game.
Michal Mack has given us one of the most helpful and practical books on how to organize a small group ministry so your leaders won’t burn out. In this book he demonstrates how to team shepherd rather than lead […]

Leadership Jump

Jimmy Long

An extremely timely book that just might save the established church. Long describes in detail one of the most urgent and potentially destructive issues of our time – how to transition leadership from the top-down, command and control world of Modernity to the bottom-up, team based, permission giving emerging postmodern world. He not only […]

Ronald Heifetz, Leadership Without Easy Answers

Heifetz, RonaldLeadership Without Easy Answers

The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994, rates four stars. Even though it is written from a business perspective, it provides a wonderful framework in which to develop a workable understanding of ministry.

Leadership from the Inside Out

By Kevin Harney

A lot of books are being written today on the spiritual character of the leader so when I say this is one of the best books I’ve read on the subject it’s a strong statement.

I have several reasons for such high praise. Not only is the book extremely well written and easy […]

The Benedictine Rule of Leadership

Craig Galbraith, Oliver Galbraith

This book contains classic management secrets that anyone in leadership will benefit from.  The Rule contained the first complete management system in the Western world. The beauty of The Rule is that it has withstood the test of time and is as valid today as it was fifteen centuries ago.

As a […]

Cousins, Don, Experiencing Leadership

Experiencing LeaderShift is for the 92% of pastors who score low on the gift of leadership. You read that correctly-92% of all pastors don’t have the gift of leadership as their primary gift. So how does one lead a church without a strong gift of leadership?

LeaderShift by Don Cousins is the answer. He takes […]

Blank, Warren, The Nine Natural Laws of Leadership

(New York: American Management Association, 1995) 240. Obtain from AMA: 1-800-262-9699

Blanks draws nine leadership essentials from his understanding of quantum physics. His connection of leadership with quantum physics makes this a complementary book to my book, Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers. The most interesting twist is that Blank describes leadership as an event that […]

Leadership and Self-Deception The Arbinger Institute

Leadership and Self-Deception
The Arbinger Institute

Someone sent me this book. I don’t know who or why. I almost didn’t read it. The book is in narrative form and I don’t like narrative form. I know; that betrays my Modernity. However, I could not put the book down. I quickly got sucked in to the story […]

Four Leadership Team Dynamics


4 Leadership Team Dynamics to Put on Your Radar

By: John Laster

Healthy congregational leadership has reached an endangered species level. If effective local congregational leadership was a bird or native plant, there would long since have been concerted efforts to protect the species. The scope of the leadership crisis is brought into focus by Paul […]