Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Leadership Development Books

What are your favorite books on leadership?

Each year, I pick an area of my job that I want to be intentional and strategic about growing in. One year it was discipleship and small groups, one year it was theology, one year it was preaching and communication, one year it was church history. In 2010, I want to refocus a bit on leadership.

NCC is growing and Team D (my discipleship crew) is morphing, and I need to be a good steward of the leadership responsibilities that have been entrusted to me.

So...if I were to read 12 books on leadership in 2010, they should be...


At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Steve Corn said...

These are some of the best ones from my "Biblical Leadership" courses.

Charting a Bold Course - Andrew Seidel

Visioneering - Andy Stanley

Spiritual Leadership - J Oswald Sanders

Deep Change - Robert Quinn

Spiritual Leadership - Blackaby

Leadership Challenge - Kouze & Posner

Overcoming The Dark Side of Leadership - McIntosh & Rima

At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Rob Edwards said...

In the Name of Jesus, by Henri Nouwen

Spiritual Leadership by Henry Blackaby

At 8:53 AM, OpenID jonstolpe said...

It's a mix match for me. I would include a copy of the following:

Execution - Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan

Spiritual Leadership - Henry Blackaby

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't - Jim Collins

Anything by John Maxwell

If you finalize a list for yourself, could you please post it so we can all enjoy? Thanks!

At 9:18 AM, Blogger tony sheng said...

The Making of a Leader - Bobby Clinton

The One Thing You Need to Know - Marcus Buckingham

Would love to see your final list as well!

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Theresa Haskins said...

Heather, I have to think about this one....(and review the books on the shelves at home!). I can't wait to see YOUR list - I'm sure I'll have to read every one of them!

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Theresa Haskins said...

PS. Can you post the lists of books you've read on the other topics also? Maybe the top pick of each category?

At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Ben Reed said...

Permission Marketing, by Seth Godin

The Power of Rubber Bands, by Nancy Ortberg

Axiom, by Bill Hybels

At 6:49 PM, Blogger Danny Wahlquist said...

Just about anything by Andy Stanley, John Maxwell or Jim Collins!

At 9:08 AM, Blogger Jonathan Shradar said...

Here are two to force some thinking...

"Tribes" by Seth Godin

"Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky

At 9:19 AM, Blogger Laura Crosby said...

Visioneering by Andy Stanley and Axiom by Hybels are the most practical books on leadership I've read. 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Lencioni has been particularly helpful too.

At 12:09 PM, Blogger C Howell said...

I prefer biographies....

any on MLK, my favorite is Let the Trumpet Sound, by: Stephen Oates

In the Name of Jesus, by Henri Nouwen is also great


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