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Summary and notes on books of relevance from across the leadership spectrum.

Leadership Challenge

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Leadership Challenge: How to Get Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations Author: James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner Copyright Date: 1987   Book Description:  Leadership is not mysterious. Through research, interviews, and the experience Continue reading …

Drive

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Author: Daniel H. Pink Copyright: 2009 Book Description: Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people-­‐ -­‐at work, at school, at home. It’s Continue reading …

Next Generation Leader

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future Author: Andy Stanley Copyright Date: 2003 Book Summary:  A growing number of next generation Christians are eager to learn, grow, and lead Continue reading …

Leading with a Limp

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Leading With A Limp: Turning Your Struggles Into Strengths Author: Dan B. Allender Copyright Date: 2006 Book Summary:  Pick up most leadership books and you’ll find strategies for leveraging your power and minimizing your Continue reading …

Necessary Endings

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Necessary Endings: The Employess, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up In Order to Move Forward Author: Henry Cloud Copyright Date: 2010 Book Summary: While endings are a natural part Continue reading …

The 80/20 Principle

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More With Less Author: Richard Koch Copyright Date: 2008 Book Summary: How anyone can be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage Continue reading …

Practicing Greatness

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders Author: Reggie McNeal Copyright Date: 2006 Book Summary: Often spiritual leaders do not aspire to greatness for fear of seeming to lack humility. Yet greatness in Continue reading …

Spiritual Leadership

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer Author: J. Oswald Sanders Copyright Date: 1967 Book Summary: With more than 750,000 copies in print, Spiritual Leadership stands as a proven classic for developing such Continue reading …

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Everyone’s life gets better when a leader’s life gets stronger.

– Chuck Olson

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