Summer is a funny time. School ends for children and there’s something in the American psyche that says, “Vacation.” Summer may be a great time for vacation, but as a leader, it’s also a great time to grow.
Summer’s probably a great time to give the people you lead a little space. It’s not the time of year you’ll be pushing hard and casting vision. So, take some time over the next two months to develop yourself personally.
I thought I’d share a few tools you can use to grow.
There are all sorts of Podcasts out there ready to help you grow as a leader. Here’s a few of my favorites.
Ordering Your Private World by Gordan McDonald
I recently read this book and think it should be essential for any leader trying to survive and thrive in our fast-paced, results-oriented society.
Gifted to Lead by Nancy Beach
A gifted leader in our church named Vanessa shared how this book has greatly encouraged her as a leader and as a women in the church.
Developing the Leader within You by John Maxwell
This now-classic book will help you build your personal leadership foundation.
Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
This is one of those books I end up rereading at least once a year. It’s short and it’s amazing! You’ll read one paragraph and feel challenged for the rest of the day.
Do you have a book, blog, or podcast you love that helps you grow as a leader? Please comment and share.
Whatever helps you to grow, make sure to take some time this summer to become a better leader.