While anyone can become a leader, the skills one learns and uses to lead are what truly make the difference in the end. Impact by Tim Irwin will help one become a good, or even great, leader. His book helps us to understand exactly what it means and requires to be a good leader. One aspect of the book that I really enjoyed was that he started at the base and built upon that base. Just like in any area, the foundation is very important! After all, even the Bible teaches us about foundations!
Growing up, my family prepped us all to be leaders. They wanted us to be strong and worthy of our leadership. Many taught purely by example others through their own ways. I suppose I will teach my own children about it one day, but until then I know I have tons of learning to do. There are a lot of good lessons from this book that I appreciate but the effect it has on my thinking and (eventually) my being a better parent is priceless. As his subtitle implies, the way we lead makes a huge difference!
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IMPACT: Great Leadership Changes Everything
For more than 25 years, organizational psychologist and management consultant Dr. Tim Irwin has worked with thousands of leaders in well-known global companies. He knows most leaders work for recognition and advancement and they want more challenge and responsibility. He’s also found this to be true: Most of us want to make a positive difference through our work and to have our lives count for something more than simply making a living. We want to make an impact.
About the author:
Dr. Tim Irwin, the author of the New York Times best-selling book Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything, has been a confidante to thousands of global leaders. He is a favorite guest of Hugh Hewitt and is being featured on a number of Christian radio programs. Irwin sees one central issue anytime a leader “derails”—he believes they have a defect in their “core”, which Irwin says goes beyond the overused term “character”. His new book, Impact, addresses this and gives actionable ways leaders can protect themselves, and better serve their organizations—especially crucial for those of us who serve in ministry and are walking a Christian walk.
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