David Ash
Book Review - Next Generation Leader

Next Generation Leader
Five Essentials For Those Who Will Shape The Future
By Andy Stanley

Drawing on two decades of experience mentoring a rising generation, seasoned visionary Andy Stanley shows how to: Discover and play to your strengths, leverage uncertainty, maintain moral authority, harness your fears and enlist a leadership coach. "Capable men and women will eventually catch, pass and replace the current generation of leaders," says Stanley. "Embracing these essentials, you will not only excel in your personal leadership, but also ensure a no-regrets experience for those who choose to follow you."

Dan T. Cathy - President and CEO, Chick-Fill-A Corporation - "Andy Stanley's Next Generation Leader will equip the messengers to stand a little taller with a vision of hope and promise as they engraft these timeless principles into their daily lives."

Bill Hybels - Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church - "It's obvious that what Andy Stanley has to say in Next Generation Leader comes straight from the gut of someone who is in the leadership game and is winning at it."

Patrick S. Flood - Chairman and CEO, HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation - "Andy Stanley offers fresh perspective on ageless truths that will be of enormous benefit to today's leaders and to future generations.

After spending a fair amount of my Masters reading books on leadership I can honestly say I wish I'd had this one to refer to! A warm, practical and spiritual guide to what makes a good leader tick and a good grounding for all of us called to any form of leadership in business or ministry.

One of the pleasant aspects of this book is how Stanley's advice, rooted firmly in Biblical narrative, is transferable between 'sacred' and 'secular' occupations. It's makes clear yet unforced connections between our own integrity as Christians and our ability to function as effective leaders. Many books of this type seem to try and shoehorn Biblical examples into contemporary living, whereas Andy Stanley uses the stories and characters of Scripture to both ground and exemplify the gifts and requirements of Leadership.

The narration is clear, easy to listen to, but also keeps one's attention. It made very good in-car listening, with lots of parts grabbing my attention.

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