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10 Most Influential Christian Leaders Pick 5 Most Influential Books

As an avid reader, I'm always looking out for "great" books to read. I came across this fascinating personal reading survey of world-renowned Christian leaders conducted by R. Kent Hughes, author of "Disciplines of a Goldy Man." Specific questions asked on the survey were: What are the five books, secular or sacred, which have influenced you most? Of the spiritual books which have influenced you, which is your favorite? What is your favorite novel? What is your favorite biography? I pray you'll find these books immensely helpful in your spiritual journey. Read on! (Remember, these were asked 20-30 years ago!)  Eugene H. ...

Top 10 YouTube Channels Every Leader Should Be Following

One of my favorite things to do when I find free time is find interesting YouTube channels. With over 6 billion hours of video and thousands of channels, YouTube offers great content for anyone who wants to become a leader worth following. Over the last several years, I came across numerous YouTube channels that I've consistently visited which as become an incredible source of my own leadership development. Stanford Graduate School of Business The Stanford Graduate School of Business' mission is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and with those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful ...

20 Ways to Know If You Are a Leader

Whenever I have the pleasure of introducing myself as a leadership coach, people often conjure up images of me coaching C-suite leaders or those higher up in the food chain. Rarely, do I find people think of themselves as leaders. "Surely, I'm not a leader they say. I'm an individual contributor and don't have a senior position at work." However, if John Maxwell is true - that is, if leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less - than many of them are deceiving themselves. Stanley Huffty is spot on: "It's not the position that makes the leader; it's the leader that makes the position." The question isn't "Are we leaders?" We all are. We ...

14 Questions Christian Leaders Should Ask Themselves

The story of William Wilberforce fascinates me.  Born in 1759, Wilberforce became the youngest member of the House of Commons at just 21. Thanks to the influence of his mentor John Newton, the former slave ship captain and hymn writer of Amazing Grace, Wilberforce's life changed radically. He became a born-again, devout Christian. Inspired by the Scripture's teaching on the foundational equality of human beings, he spent his entire life leading the anti-slavery movement in the British Empire. Behind the remarkable legacy of this leader, I discovered the greatest secret to his personal life: His commitment to weekly withdrawals form the wild ...

The 11 Most Thought-Provoking Books on Leadership

In a previous post, I provided a list of the year's best business books every young professional should read.  In this post, I curated the most thought-provoking and innovative books published in 2014 that will help leaders turn their game around.  [Tweet "The 11 Most Thought-Provoking Books on Leadership"] 1. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn to do less, but better, in every area of their lives. Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do ...

Interview with Jeff Wolf: Seven Disciplines of a Leader

About Jeff: Jeff Wolf is recognized as one of the top executive coaches in the country, dynamic speaker and a highly sought-after business consultant. Leadership Excellence magazine named him one of America's Top 100 Thought Leaders for his accomplishments in leadership development, managerial effectiveness, and organizational productivity. He is currently president of Wolf Management Consultants, LLC, one of the most comprehensive consulting, coaching and training firms in the world. You can reach him at www.wolfmotivation.com. Paul:  What inspired you to write this book on leadership? Jeff: Today, there’s an unprecedented demand for highly ...

Why the Best Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Use the Provocative “C-Word”

"Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." No other quote has influenced me greater in shaping my approach to leadership than this uttered by Teddy Roosevelt. If I' had to define leadership in a single word, it's influence. Influence is about making a difference - a meaningful impact - in people's live. We are not talking about things but people - individuals who are utterly emotional and social at its core. Leadership is not all about knowing all the answers. Sure, Francis Bacon said, "Knowledge is power." Most people believe those who have knowledge and intelligence are natural leaders. But that isn't ...

6 Megatrends Every Leader Can’t Afford to Ignore

Nobody knows what the future will look like. It’s tempting to focus on one single trend then extrapolate and jump to the wrong conclusion. Hay Group and Z_punkt, leaders in the science of foresight analysis, produced some ground-breaking insights on the six megatrends that will help leaders to address these seismic changes on the horizon by 2030. 1. Globalization 2.0 Globalization 2.0 is fundamentally different from version 1.0. Asia will no longer be the sweatshop of the West. Asian economies will reply less and less on West for goods and traditional trade patterns will be disrupted. Beware of “glocalization.” A new global middle ...

Why Every Leader should Self-Publish a Book [Book Giveaway]

This is a guest post by my friend Tim Chan who wrote about why its important as a leader to self-publish a book.  Tim will be giving away two e-books of his new book Then Came the Baby: The Wonder, Mayhem, and Hilarity of Our First Year as Parents. To enter to the book giveaway contest, follow the three steps: 1. Subscribe to my blog (Salt+Light) by entering your email on top right side of my blog. 2. Share this blog post on your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn account. 3. Leave a comment on this post on what books you'd like to write as a leader I will randomly announce two winners by Friday, March 29 and contact them individually. Enjoy the ...