Best Books is an annual tradition. Each year I read quite a few books and while I don’t recommend everything I read, I thought there were some that might interest you. I offer to you, in no particular order, a list of books that I found the most interesting, challenging, helpful, and/or inspiring.
One of the things I most enjoy doing is resourcing leaders. I love connecting leaders to someone who can help them or point leaders to a resource I believe will help them with a particular challenge they're facing. Because I love to read I find myself talking with others about what I'm currently reading and how my reading is impacting my thinking, which is why I ask every guest who appears on the podcast this question:
"What's one book you recommend every leader read and why?"
Much of life requires negotiation, but not the stereotypical strong-arming or bullying kind of negotiation where intimidation tactic are used to bend the will of the other person to agree with you. Not at all. Rather skillful negotiators practice active listening, empathy, and asking good questions repeatedly.
A quick search on Amazon reveals an astounding 7,000 books on discipleship, so is another discipleship book really necessary considering the sheer volume of resources available today?