Each week I like to share with you four resources that have challenged, sharpened or encouraged me. These recommendations aren’t necessarily church related or even spiritually focused. They aren’t doctrinal statements. They are just a few recommended reads, listens, learnings, or restaurants.
This week’s 4forFRIDAY is a 2 x 4
First: Four Leadership Books that Reshaped How I Live (other than the Bible, duh)
- Lincoln On Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times:
LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP was the first book to examine the diverse leadership abilities that have made Abraham Lincoln an inspiration to everyone from businessmen to Barack Obama. And in today’s complex world, these lessons are more relevant than ever. You’ll discover why you should:
* Seize the initiative and never relinquish it
* Wage only one war at a time
* Encourage risk-taking while providing job security
* Avoid issuing orders — instead request, imply, or make suggestions
The Heart of an Executive: Lessons on leadership from the life of King David
David’s story is that of a career executive, and in it Richard D. Phillips sees reflected the trials and triumphs that mark our own lives in today’s business world. Like any other executive, David’s career came in recognizable stages: preparation, rise, achievement, and finally, the passing of the torch.
Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda
Next to their Experiencing God classic, Spiritual Leadership is one of Henry and Richard Blackaby’s most highly regarded and best-selling books to date, encouraging business and church leaders alike to follow God’s biblical design for success. In fact, the Barna Group reports that pastors list it among today’s most influential writings on the topic of how God develops, guides, and empowers spiritual leaders.
A Tale of Three Kings: This best-selling tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join the thousands who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story.
Second: Four of My Favorite TED Talks
And a quote I’m pondering from the Ronald Reagan: “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
Thanks for Joining Me Today,