I decided a while back to list out some of the various books I recommend for different things. Youth ministry, small groups, and now leadership. Here’s my list of the leadership books that have had the biggest impact on me.
Tribes is hands down one of my favorite books about leading people. Godin writes with such simplicity, and such depth that even though the book is a few years old it still is crammed full of great insights about gathering a group of people and leading them. Also, come back on Friday for a chance to win this book if you don’t own it yet.
During my first few months of ministry I picked up this book and worked through it. Stanley’s book should be required reading for anyone going into ministry, and is an excellent book for any young leader out there.
After spending a great deal of time and thought about trying to balance my work, family, and hobbies I stumbled upon this book through a book group I was in. Paradigm shifting. Miller talks about how life is more about the seasons, the rhythm instead of balance.
Courageous Leadership is an excellent book for laying the groundwork for any Christian leader. Hybels’ book has been the go to for me several times, when wanting to know how to lead better.
Five Disfunctions of a Team is one of those books you just fly through. With the first two thirds crafted like a story, and the remainder teaching you leadership principles based on the story. Excellent tool for anyone who leads a team of volunteers or employees.