Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Rare Leadership: 4 Uncommon Habits For Increasing Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People You Lead
author: Marcus Warner
average rating: 5.00
read at: 2016/04/13
date added: 2016/04/13
'Rare Leadership: 4 Uncommon Habits For Increasing Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People You Lead' by Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder is primarily written for religious leaders, but there is enough solid information in it for the layperson.
A lot can be learned from bad leaders, but healthy leaders is what we really need. Using brain science and some leadership models, the authors show how leaders can lead with joy and act like themselves. They encourage remaining relational and modeling what it's like to endure hardship. They also talk about a sliding maturity scale that all leaders can measure themselves against.
Many good and bad examples of leaders are given. Both as leaders the authors have served under and some of their own mistakes. If we are going to have healthy churches, we need to have the kind of healthy leadership that grows and doesn't rely on using emotions to browbeat others into obedience. This holds true in the business world.
The authors use a curious quirk of using parentheses to denote who is writing. I understand why they chose to do this, but I found it a bit odd. Other than that, the book reads well, the science seems solid, and the guidelines seem positive and encouraging to follow. I appreciated the advice given and I will definitely take some things away from reading this book.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Moody Publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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