Intentional character development for leadership that lasts.
Most leaders fail at the pinnacle of their influence, not because of a lack of leadership skills but rather due to character flaws. It's character - not years of experience - that counts for lasting leadership impact.
Drawing from more than thirty years of discipling and mentoring emerging leaders, author Tom Yeakley has written this hands-on tool to equip current leaders, especially young leaders, to intentionally develop positive character traits for sustainable leadership influence.
Teaching, application exercises, and Bible study on ten essential character qualities make this practical handbook a must-have for those involved in discipleship and mentoring. The fruit will be a new generation of Kingdom leaders who lead with integrity, maturity, and wisdom.
Love: The Cornerstone of Kingdom Character
Integrity: Who You Are When You Think You Are Alone
Humility: Discovering the Doorway to Greatness
Servanthood: Are You a Servant Who Leads or a Leader Who Serves?
Purity: It's More Than Just Saying No
Faith: Trusting the Promises of God
Patience: When God's Timing Doesn't Fit Your Schedule
Self-Control: Life Is More Than Self-Gratification
Teachability: Becoming a Lifelong Learner
Courage: Finding Your Confidence and Security in God
There are many books that focus on leadership skills but few that teach the important character qualities of successful leadership. Growing Kingdom Character is rooted in the Bible and is written by a man who practices what he has written. This book will be valuable for those currently in leadership and for those aspiring to a leadership role. - Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness, Respectable Sins and Trusting God
This book emphasizes that leadership is not a matter of ability but rather character. My prediction is that this book will be mightily used by all of us who want to leave a legacy of godly families and ministries. - Dr. Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor, Moody Church, Chicago
Drawing from more than thirty years of discipling and mentoring emerging leaders with The Navigators, author Tom Yeakley has written this hands-on tool to equip current leaders, especially young leaders, to intentionally develop positive character traits for sustainable leadership influence.
Yeakley's discipleship philosophy is based upon a leadership "triangle". At the base of that triangle are foundational character qualities (love, integrity, humility, and servanthood). Then the supporting qualities of faith, patience, purity, self-control, teachability, and courage build upon those foundational character qualities. After establishing these clear character qualities, one can work on developing skills and abilities that allow leaders to lead with godliness and integrity.
Each section has scripture references, stories and examples to define each quality. Once the quality is defined, there are sections for Bible study, scripture memory, guided prayer and practical development exercises.
This is a great resource for an individual to grow as well as a mentoring tool to use with others