This is the best book I’ve ever read on leadership. For those in ministry or interested in developing as a leader, it is an absolute must read.
There is something about the way Bill Hybels leads, speaks, writes, and lives that inspires me to do more, be more, and go after God more. He’s a leaders leader.
My big takeaway: If God has given you a kingdom vision, if you see it clearly and feel it deeply, you had better take responsibility for it. You had better give your life to it. That’s why God made you a leader.
This book really helped me recognize that God gave me a heart and vision for leadership for a reason. It helped me realize that it’s not only ok that I pursue what God has put in my heart, but that it is vital to the Kingdom.
The book is extremely practical and will teach you about casting vision, raising money, building a dream team, hiring, how to get things done, you will learn what type of leader you are, you will learn how you connect with God, learn how to make it over the long-haul, and more!
If you’re a leader or someone aspiring to be one, get this book now! I’d encourage you to read it once through, then take a chapter a month this year and try to implement it’s principles in your life.
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- The local church is the hope of the world and its future rests primarily in the hands of its leaders.
- I am absolutely convinced that the church will never reach her full redemptive potential until men and women with the leadership gift step up and lead.
- Please don’t miss this. If God has given you a kingdom vision, if you see it clearly and feel it deeply, you had better take responsibility for it. You had better give your life to it. That’s why God made you a leader.
- at a certain point people need more than vision. They need a plan, a step-by-step explanation of how to move from vision to reality.
- All leaders need to strive continually to lift their leadership capacity to the next level, no matter how difficult that is.
- “If you find someone whose qualifications look good, but he or she is unhappy or unemployed, be very cautious. The kind of people you are looking for are probably making huge contributions and setting records somewhere. They are probably deliriously happy and much loved by the people they work with. Go after that type. Go after proven competence.”
- But sooner or later, every leader has to decide how he or she is going to relate to people with heavy doses of resources.
- leaders don’t become leaders until someone actually puts a baton of responsibility in their hand and says, “Go!”