MANAGING PEOPLE IS LIKE HERDING CATS – Warren Bennis (1999)

Managing People is Like Herding Cats is a book that explores the principles of effective leadership at all levels.  Renowned leadership scholar and USC professor Warren Bennis writes, “Be humble.  Stop trying to ‘herd cats’ and start building trust and mutual respect.  Your ‘cats’ will respond.  They will sense your purpose, keep your business purring,Continue reading “MANAGING PEOPLE IS LIKE HERDING CATS – Warren Bennis (1999)”

THE FIVE DISFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM – Patrick Lencioni (2002)

It has been rightly said that there is no “I” in team.  Patrick Lencioni reminds leaders that teamwork is indispensible to successful organizations.  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team provides readers with a practical model for building an effective team. Much of the book is a fictional account of a newly appointed CEO and chroniclesContinue reading “THE FIVE DISFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM – Patrick Lencioni (2002)”

THE SHEPHERD LEADER: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church – Timothy Z. Witmer (2010)

Timothy Witmer sets high standards for biblical leaders in his book, The Shepherd Leader.  Witmer’s work is a clarion call to all elders who strive to shepherd to flock of God to the glory of God.  Indeed, it is a breath of fresh air in culture that tends to ignore biblical qualifications for elders, notContinue reading “THE SHEPHERD LEADER: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church – Timothy Z. Witmer (2010)”

THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (2007 Revised)

The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner assists people in furthering their abilities to lead others in order to get extraordinary things done.  Every person has the capacity to develop the necessary skills and character qualities to reach a level of measurable leadership effectiveness.  Leadership is defined at the outset as “the artContinue reading “THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (2007 Revised)”

Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (1993)

Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It, Why People Demand It discusses how leaders earn the trust and confidence of their constituents.  The authors engaged in extensive research which included the surveying of over fifteen thousand people and more than four hundred written case studies.  The stunning results yield a treasure chest of information.  SomeContinue reading “Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (1993)”