SportPastor’s Top 10 Books on Leadership

I was at Barnes and Noble the other day and I picked up two different books on Christian leadership. Each book was about a successful mega-church. Each book was written by a visionary leader that followed God’s prompting to do church in a way that was attractive to the lost and relevant to the unchurched. The difference between the two books was I owned one and I did not own the other one. So I added it to my stack of 10 magazines and headed to the check out counter.

Yes. Yesterday I listed the top 10 magazines that I am currently reading. Well, wouldn’t you know it that the top 10 leadership books on my desk were extremely jealous that they did not get to make an appearance on the SportsPastor blog. So here are the top 10 books on leadership that I am currently reading or rereading. Some are written by and for pastors and others are written by and for leaders in a variety of fields. Enjoy!

10. Hand Me Another Brick
Timeless Lessons on Leadership
How Effective Leaders Motivate Themselves and Others
Charles R. Swindoll

09. Practicing Greatness
7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders
Reggie McNeal

08. Being Leaders
The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership
Aubrey Malphurs

07. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
Becoming the Person that People Want to Follow
John Maxwell

06. Good to Great
Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Other Don’t
Jim Collins

05. Leadership by the Book
Tools to Transform Your Workplace
Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels, and Phil Hodges

04. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make
Hans Finzel

03. The Creative Leader
Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
Ed Young

02. Next Generation Leader
5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
Andy Stanley

01. Spiritual Leadership
Principles of Excellence for Every Believer
J. Oswald Sanders