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
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
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 actuallyenjoyed one before.
Mohler makes no effort to hide the fact that The Conviction to Leadis categorically different from the plethora of other ...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 to make sure they are called to leadership. Often he will say something like, ...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
Mohler sets out to revolutionize the way we think about leadership. I'm not sure he's really doing that though. I feel like there's probably a sec ...more
Al Mohler is brilliant! He is easily one of the best preachers that I have had the privilege to hear preach. The Conviction the Lead is ok is really the best I can say about it. It doesn't have a whole lot of scripture in it which ...more
While the book gave helpful things to consider in leadership (e.g. leaders ...more
Mohler seems to write out of his own experience as a leader and he titrates the experiences into 25 principles. They are mostly practical and they play together in concert but won't work well as a magic incantation for someone ...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
First - the audience. This book is quite clearly written for people in Dr. Mohler's situation: Leaders of ...more
“Awareness of our mortality changes everything…We are creatures made for a specific time and a specific opportunity and a unique stewardship of influence, life, and energy…for we live with the constant awareness that everything we have built can be undone when we are gone. W ...more
From the back cover: Change the Way You Think About Leadership
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 ...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