In Leading from the Inside Out Samuel Rima argues that too many stories have been told of successful leaders who fail in their private lives and consequently neutralize their vocational achievements. Leadership expert Sam Rima believes the time has come for leaders to exercise the same skill and degree of leadership in their personal lives as they do in their organizations.
Despite strong advances in organizational leadership, a key growth area is still lacking for many: self-leadership. Addressing this evident need, Rima offers practical implementation of essential leadership principles and discusses the emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual aspects of self-leadership.
Pastors, church leaders, and all Christians who serve in positions of leadership or authority will benefit from Rimas insights. Leading from the Inside Out is also a useful tool for leadership classes, as well as church boards and denominational leaders who want to help those they oversee prevent personal failures. The book includes a study guide and a Self-Leadership Workshop at the end of each chapter.
Encourages and equips those in authority to master self-leadership principles and realize their full leadership potential.
Samuel D. Rima serves as a senior pastor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is the founder and president of Leadership Formation Services, Inc., and is coauthor with Gary L. McIntosh of Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership.
A vital book for our time! It is a must read for every person who seeks to influence others. I know I was strengthened personally by reading it!
-- Pam Farrel, author; president, Masterful Living
Anyone who is concerned about personal leadership will be challenged and richly blessed by this wise, insightful book. Sam Rima shares deeply out of his rich experiencesincluding his strugglesas a pastor. And he has obviously read widely and been mentored by leaders whom he trusts. The specific personal exercises at the end of each section are very helpful. All kinds of church leadersactual and potentialneed to read this book and take it to heart.
-- Dr. Roger L. Fredrikson, former president, American Baptist Churches
Dr. Sam Rima is right on the mark. Practical and compelling, Leading from the Inside Out is a great read for anyone who wants to get serious about all aspects of personal leadership.
-- Congressman John Thune, RSouth Dakota, U.S. House of Representatives
Each day were a day closer to becoming the persons and leaders well ultimately be. That can be a frightening prospectunless were intentionally mastering the art of self-leadership now. The decisions and actions Sam Rima advocates in his newest book provide a fundamental structure for leaders to build personal integrity for the long haul as they serve God and his people.
-- Pamela Heim, director, Baptist General Conference Womens Ministries
In his previous book, Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership, Sam Rima puts us in his debt by showing us obstacles that hinder our leadership and by giving us reliable guidance in how to overcome those challenges. In this new book, Leading from the Inside Out, Rima takes us to the inner foundations essential for eduring leadership that is able both to withstand attacks from without and to maintain the integrity and equilibrium of the person within.
-- Dr. George K. Brushaber, president, Bethel College & Seminary
Sam Rima has stepped into the gap and addressed the most important leadership issue of our daythe discipline of self-leadership. Many have written on the need for character and integrity in leadership, but few have provided a clear path for personal development that is genuinely helpful. Dr. Rima's book, Leading from the Inside Out, provides that path in a way that is insightful, practical, and wise.
-- Dr. Jerry Sheveland, vice president, Global Church Enrichment, Baptist General Conference
This is not a book to merely read but a book to do. Grab your journal and your creative thinking to gain some true self insights as you work your way through Leading from the Inside Out. Sam Rimas self revelation and discipline sets a strong model for other leaders in this book.
-- Dr. Chuck Hiatt, president, North American Baptist Seminary