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I wanted to update the list of books I recommend at Grace for leadership development these days. Here are my leadership 15:

  1. The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence 
  2. Words to Winners of Souls by Horatius Bonar
  3. Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
  4. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels
  5. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership by McIntosh & Rima
  6. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
  7. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John Maxwell
  8. Gaining by Losing by J.D. Greear
  9. Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, & Switzler
  10. Crucial Accountability by Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan, & Switzler 
  11. Influencer by Grenny, Patterson, Maxfield, McMillan, & Switzler
  12. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  13. Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni
  14. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  15. Good to Great and the Social Sectors by Jim Collins

These books are just the "on-ramp" to a lifetime of learning for leaders. Great leaders celebrate the wins, but are never satisfied with the status quo, personally or organizationally. Great leaders are insatiable learners. Great leaders are readers. Great leaders are like Jesus.

As a bonus, here a four more books:

  1. Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  2. The Christians' Secret to a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith
  3. On Prayer by E.M. Bounds
  4. The Complete Green Letters by Miles Stanford