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
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
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
Mohler’s central theme is that leadership should be driven by conviction (right beliefs that lead to action). Without such conviction, we might be able to manage well, but not truly lead. At the heart of such leadership, is what M ...more
As a daily Bible reading Christian involved deeply in leading others , I wanted to like this book. But it was empty. Empty of spiritual or business value. The stated goal of the book: "...to fundamentally change the way leadership is understood and practiced." Mission Unaccomplished.
I agree with the author's belief that "the last thing the church needs is warmed over business theo ...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
I especially appreciated his insistence on "conviction" as the foundation of leadership (given a chapter of its own, but also repeated throughout the book). And the sev ...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