Archive for what I’m reading

Well, Spring has officially arrived here in the United States. Although from what I hear, that’s not always apparent in some areas of the country. I love the feeling of new beginnings that comes with the arrival of this season, and I hope you do, too.

Reading is something I make time for every day of my life, because it’s so valuable to my personal growth. Today I want to share some of what I’ve been reading lately. As usual, I’ve captured great quotes and passages with my system described here.

I hope this list gives you something to read that will inspire and encourage you in your personal growth.

The Leadership GPS, by Denis McLaughlin

The Trouble With Jesus, by Joseph M. Stowell

Altar Ego, by Craig Groeschel

The Catalyst Leader, by Brad Lomenick

Start, by Jon Acuff

Can you believe that it’s already November? It’s fall here in the United States, and it seems that everyone is busy. Right now I’m busy preparing for some international speaking engagements, and I’ve recently started work on my book to come out in 2014. And I just spoke this past weekend at Saddleback Church in California. (You can view the message online at their internet campus at a variety of times throughout this week.)

No matter how busy I am, I always make time to read. It’s one of the best means to personal growth, and I love learning from great communicators. Here are some of the books I’ve been reading in the past few months. As usual, I’ve captured great ideas and quotes and filed them with my system described here. I hope that through them you’ll learn something new and make strides in your own personal growth this fall and winter.

Grace by Max Lucado

Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter by Frank Deford

Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley

Pure Grace by Clark Whitten

Fresh Air by Chris Hodges

Who Is This Man? by John Ortberg

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What I’m Reading, Winter 2011

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As winter arrives here in the US, I find that it’s the perfect time of year to stay indoors and read a good book. And since I’m always reading books to continue to grow personally, this seemed like the perfect time of year to share with you WHAT I’m reading. The following are books I’ve read recently and recommend:

The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham, by Harold Myra

The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World, by Harvey Mackay

How to Run Your Business by The Book:
A Biblical Blueprint to Bless Your Business,
By Dave Anderson

The Leadership Ellipse: Shaping How We Lead by Who We Are
By Robert Fryling & Eugene H. Peterson


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Have you had a busy first quarter of 2011? I know I have. It seems that time has flown between January 1 and today. But regardless of how busy I am, I make time for personal growth. And one of the best ways to spark new growth in myself is reading.

Here are some of the books that I’ve read in the past few months. As usual, I found and filed quotes and stories according to my system. I hope that in one or more of them you will find fuel for your own personal growth this spring and summer.

(If you can’t see the bookshelf below, click here to view my list.)

Well, it’s autumn here in the United States. And as usual, it arrives after a busy summer — spent speaking, traveling, and writing my book for 2011.

But no matter how busy I am, I’m always reading. I thought it might be nice to share what I’ve read in the past few months. As usual, I found and filed quotes and stories according to my system (described in this post). I hope one or more of these books offers you insights that fuel your personal and professional growth.

A Game Plan for Life:  The Power of Mentoring, by Don Yeager & John Wooden. My copy of this book was covered with notes on nearly every page! And I filed away loads of leadership insights. I’ve already made clear how much I’ve learned from John Wooden. Well, this book with Don Yeager took it to a new level.

Aspire, by Kevin Hall. Some interesting insights into ordinary words, and the power they can have to inspire, heal, hurt, and change someone’s life. I found a few great nuggets of wisdom within this short, easy read.

Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stainer. How much of your time is spent on busy work and bureaucracy? Or doing good work: occupying your mind, but hardly moving you forward? Stainer challenges you to do GREAT work that’s innovative, creative and satisfying, and will help you leap forward in achieving your goals.

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. First published in 1995, this book started the conversation about the importance of emotional intelligence in people’s success. It’s packed with information and research, and — in its 10th anniversary edition — still relevant to today’s communicators and leaders.

Leaders Who Last by Dave Kraft. Kraft, the leadership development pastor at Mars Hill Church, has been a leader in ministry for over 40 years, and he’s truly a leader who lasts. This is a book that I marked up and mined for quotes from beginning to end.

Mandela’s Way by Richard Stengel. Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time and collaborator on Mandela’s autobiography (Long Walk to Freedom), spent two years with Mandela, discussing his life and the lessons learned from it. The result is 15 chapters of fascinating leadership wisdom.

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