The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters
At the age of thirty-three, Dr. Albert Mohler became the youngest president in the 153-year history of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the driving force behind the school's transformation into a thriving institution with an international reputation characterized by a passionate conviction for truth. In the process he b...more
Don't get me wrong. I read books on leadership frequently, and I understand the value that good books on leadership add to my own ability to lead. In many ways, leadership is a very pragmatic subject, and I've greatly benefited from many of the ones I've read. I've just never actually enjoyed one before.
Mohler makes no effort to hide the fact that The Conviction to Lead is categorically different from the plethora of oth ...more
So how is this book any different?
First off, it is written by Albert Mohler, who is one of the clearest and most insightful voices in all of Christendom. If you aren't currently subscribed to his blog, you should be. He is also the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is responsible for leading the institution back to its founding ...more
First, it is comprehensive, covering internal things, such as honesty, as well as external things such as managing and dealing with the media. There is no topic associated with leadership that he doesn't touch on. But it is important to note that while much applies to pastors, it was not written for pastors.
Second, he frequently encourages men ...more
The 25 brief chapters throb with the passion and conviction that Mohler embodies and believes is required of all true leaders. Here is wisdom gleaned from Mohler's extensive leadership experience as well as leadership experts and great leaders from history. Rea ...more
About the Book:
Leadership Principles from a Renowned Agent of Change
“Cultures and organizations do not change without strong leadership. While many leadership books focus on management or administration, the central focus of The Conviction to Lead is on changing minds.
Dr. Mohler was the driving force behind the transformation of Southern Seminary from a liberal institution of waning influence to a thriving evangelical seminary at the heart of the Sout ...more
Author: Albert Mohler
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publishing Year: 2012
My Rating: 5 out of 5 (1 meaning I hated the book, 5 meaning I loved the book)
There are certainly no shortage of books about leadership. Yet, in my few short years on earth, I’ve learned that whenever Al Mohler decides to address an issue, I need to pay attention. So, what does Dr. Mohler add to our public discourse on leadership? In a wor ...more
When Mohler was appointed as president at SBTS, he was done so as the result of a larger movement in Southern Baptist Life to move its seminaries, institutions, and churches back to their conservative theological roots ...more
Dr. Mohler has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. In fact, Time.com called him the “reigning intellectual of the evangel ...more