Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders - eBook
Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders - eBook  -     By: Reggie McNeal
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780470893913
ISBN-13: 9780470893913
Series: Leadership Network

Publisher's Description

Based on his extensive experience as coach and mentor to manythousands of Christian leaders across a broad spectrum of ministrysettings, Reggie McNeal helps spiritual leaders understand thatthey will self-select into or out of greatness. In this importantbook, McNeal shows how great spiritual leaders are committedconsciously and intentionally to seven spiritual disciplines,habits of heart and mind that shape both their character andcompetence:

 

The discipline of self-awareness—the single mostimportant body of information a leader possesses

 

The discipline of self-management—handlingdifficult emotions, expectations, temptations, mental vibrancy, andphysical well-being

 

The discipline of self-development—a life-longcommitment to learning and growing and building on one'sstrengths

 

The discipline of mission—enjoying the permissionsof maintaining the sense of God's purpose for your life andleadership

 

The discipline of decision-making—knowing theelements of good decisions and learning from failure

 

The discipline of belonging—the determination tonurture relationships and to live in community with others,including family, followers, mentors, and friends

 

The discipline of aloneness—the intentionalpractice of soul-making solitude and contemplation

 

Author Bio

Reggie McNeal is the director of leadership development for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Through his various leadership roles, from local congregational settings to denominational positions to seminary classrooms to coach and consultant for thousands of spiritual leaders, he has been devoted to helping leaders understand and practice true leadership greatness. McNeal is the author of Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow's Church (Abingdon Press), along with A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders and the best-selling The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church, both from Jossey-Bass.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a compelling and practical book that will help developgreat spiritual leaders to meet the challenges of leadership as thechurch seeks to bring the gospel to a changed world."
Insights magazine (Sept. 2008)

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