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Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders Hardcover – Illustrated, April 21 2006
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The discipline of self-awareness―the single most important body of information a leader possesses
The discipline of self-management―handling difficult emotions, expectations, temptations, mental vibrancy, and physical well-being
The discipline of self-development―a life-long commitment to learning and growing and building on one's strengths
The discipline of mission―enjoying the permissions of maintaining the sense of God's purpose for your life and leadership
The discipline of decision-making―knowing the elements of good decisions and learning from failure
The discipline of belonging―the determination to nurture relationships and to live in community with others, including family, followers, mentors, and friends
The discipline of aloneness―the intentional practice of soul-making solitude and contemplation
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–Insights magazine (Sept. 2008)
―from the Foreword by Ken Blanchard, author of The One-Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time
"The depth and breadth of wisdom in this book is just short of unbelievable. Good leaders aspiring to be great leaders will do well to read this book and allow it to probe and shape their lives."
―Bill Easum, Easum, Bandy & Associates
"I have always been challenged by Reggie McNeal’s ‘right on’ insights. And this book is packed with ‘right on’ insights for any leader wanting to move from good to great."
―Robert Lewis, pastor and men’s fraternity founder, Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock, Arkansas
"Someone once taught me a powerful lesson: ‘If you are without discipline, you are without power.’ In this revitalizing work, Reggie has tapped into a power source for all leaders―disciplines. Grab hold of this book and begin a newly charged life today!"
―Wayne Cordeiro, New Hope Christian Fellowship O’ahu, Honolulu, Hawaii; author of Culture Shift: Transforming Your Church from the Inside Out
"We owe Greatness to God. Reggie McNeal challenges us to this standard and gives us some practical ‘how-tos’ in this clear and compelling new book. I recommend this book for all who aspire to a meaningful Halftime and Life II."
―Bob Buford, author, Halftime and Finishing Well; founder and chairman, Leadership Network
- ASIN : 0787977535
- Publisher : Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (April 21 2006)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780787977535
- ISBN-13 : 978-0910296007
- Item weight : 386 g
- Dimensions : 15.49 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #251,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #17 in Psychology of Leadership
- #190 in Christian Leadership (Books)
- #1,906 in Christianity Textbooks
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Usually I run into two problems with other leadership books. First, some of them are just boring to me. Sometimes I have felt like I'm reading through some dry, academic work. This is not too fun--it seems counterintuitive to try to sharpen your skills with a dull book. Secondly, some leadership books are too repetitive and vague. The information kind of runs together, with one chapter looking suspiciously like the previous chapter.
McNeal's book is different. It was a joy to read, and each of the 7 disciplines made a lot of sense to me. Practicing Greatness is more about being a leader than "doing" leadership roles. This book further confirmed my decision to stay in my current ministry and continue to do something that I'm gifted for and passionate about.
I hope you'll take time to read it.