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These books have been recommended by various SEND leaders.
- Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. By Jim Collins. Recommended by Paul Suzuki
- Courageous Leadership. by Bill Hybels. Recommended by Paul Suzuki.
- Crucial Confrontations: Tools for talking about broken promises, violated expectations, and bad behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Ken's listof memorable quotes.
- Encouraging the Heart: A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others by Kouzes and Posner. Recommended and reviewed by Jon E.
- Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by Jim Collins. Recommended by Paul Suzuki. "Especially helpful in thinking through issues and applying ideas to not-for-profit organizations, particularly in regards to creating a "resource engine" when you don't have a profit motive."
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins. Recommended by Paul Suzuki
- How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins. Recommended by Paul Suzuki
- It Only Hurts on Monday - Why Pastors Quit and What you can do about it" by Gary McIntosh. It is a great book in understanding and helping pastors deal with the unique challenges they face - actually written to help elders better understand and support their pastors. VERY practical and easy to read. Recommended by Gardner Kerin.
- Leadership as an Identity: The Four Traits of Those Who Wield Lasting Influence by Crawford Loritts. This is one of the core books in the Team Leader Training Curriculum for SEND. Ken Guenther's list of memorable quotes. Steve Meeker's study questions.
- Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church by James Plueddemann. Summarized by David Mays on his web site. Recommended by Frank Severn, Scott Powell, Don Parsons, and many others. Craig Nordgren writes, "He does a great job showing the different approaches to teaming from different cultural perspectives. I learned a lot about other non-North American mission teammates and even ways to better relate to our Spanish teammates. I ordered it for everyone on my Area Council."
- Leading Cross-Culturally: Covenant Relationships for Effective Christian Leadership- by Sherwood G. Lingenfelter. Frank Severn's recommendation. Ken Guenther's summary. David May's review .
- Leading from the Sandbox: How to Develop, Empower, and Release High-Impact Ministry Teams by T. J. Addington, head of ReachGlobal, the mission arm of the EFCA. The Mission Exchange has named this book as the 2010 Book of the Year in the leadership category.
- Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes to Make Them Great (Center for Public Leadership)by Wageman, Nunes, Burruss and Hackman.
- Servant of the Servants: A Biblical Theology of Leadership by Don N Howell. Recommended by Dave Barkman. "I recommend this book because it challenged and encouraged me to pursue servanthood as modeled by Christ and many others in Scripture. Each chapter has an excellent summary on the model's leadership profile."
- Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer by J. Oswald Sanders. Recommended by Bruce Harris.
- Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda by Henry Blackaby and Richard Blackaby. Recommended by John Paetkau.
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip & Dan Heath. Recommended by John Wicker.
- The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni. Recommended by Dave Brubacher. Kindle highlights by Dave.
- The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership (J-B Warren Bennis Series) by Steven Sample and Warren Bennis. Recommended by Paul Suzuki
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series) by Patrick Lencioni. Kindle highlights from Dave Brubacher. See other resources by P. Lencioni on the team building page . Read as well a caution from a SEND Area Director about Lencioni's position on consensus.
- The Leadership Challenge, 4th Editionby Kouzes and Posner. The book on which the last 5 of the Super 7 Leadership Practices are based. A summary of the book(43 pages).
- The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M. R. Covey. Summarized by David Mays on his web site.
- We're in This Boat Together: Leadership Succession Between the Generations by Camille Bishop. Recommended by Patrick Cavenagh. "A business fiction book which illustrates the differences in thinking and philosophy of four generations. It is a fast-paced read as you discover "how" to help these four generations to work together as a team. Great read and came away with a lot of understanding and tools to use."
- What's Best Next by Matt Perman - time/ priority management.
- Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson - Conflict Management, Leadership, Communication Skills