5 Stars Out Of 5
Leadership Changing book
June 19, 2014
Book Review: Redefining Leadership
Leaders. We've all had bad ones and good ones. But good or bad is a secondary issue. Christlike or not is the primary issue. As Stowell shows, Christlikeness has everything to do with character -so much more than just getting results or outcome driven leadership.
Joe Stowell writes about leadership and leading like Jesus: what it is and why it matters.. He carefully makes a case distinguishing between character driven and results driven leadership. He accurately uses Biblical examples and humbly sharing personal examples, One of the most meaningful lines for me in the book was: "He was under the delusion that God's positive work through him affirmed that God was pleased with him and his life."
Stowell's book divisions are helpful in the redefining leadership process: a redefined priority, identity, and a redefined leader.
This is a deep book. While the essence is clear, the depths are profound. It is not a fast read. It needs to be processed and applied. But in so doing, will change one's life as well as the entity being led.
If you are a pastor, a CEO, or in any kind of leadership- you not only need to get this book, you need to review it annually with your team.