Book Notes

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

The Rest of God

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Title: The Rest Of God: Restoring Your Soul be Experiencing Sabbath Author: Mark Buchanan Copyright Date: 2005 Book Summary:  Most of us feel utterly ransacked. We are waylaid by endless demands and stifling routines. Even Continue reading …

The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership

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Title: The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership Author: Steven B. Sample Copyright: 2002 Book Summary:  Are you the type of leader who finds it difficult to make quick-­‐assessments of people or ideas? Do you fail to Continue reading …

Leading on Empty

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Title: Leading On Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion Author: Wayne Cordeiro Copyright Date: 2010 Book Summary: A message of revitalization and encouragement for leaders before they leave the ministry. Wayne Cordeiro, author Continue reading …

Leadership Challenge

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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 …


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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

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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 …

True Faced

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Title: True Faced: Trust God and Others With Who You Really Are Author: Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John Lynch Copyright Date: 2003 Book Description: In a sincere but misguided attempt to please God, many Continue reading …

Leading with a Limp

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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 …


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

– Chuck Olson

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