Earlier I posted my review of The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership that Matters by Albert Mohler. To provide a little more flavor about the book, below are 20 quotes from the book.
1. My goal is to change the way you think about leadership (p. 15).
2. The problem is a lack of attention to what leaders believe (p. 19).
3. The beliefs that anchor our faith are those to which we are most passionately and personally committed, and these are our convictions (p. 22).
4. We know these things to be so true that we are willing to live for them, lead for them, and, if necessary, die for them (p. 24).
5. The leader develops the capacity to think in convictional terms and leads followers to do the same (p. 29).
6. We cannot rethink our basic understanding of reality every morning. Basic moral judgments are embedded within our worldview (p. 45).
7. We form a worldview, and then the worldview forms us (p. 45).
8. Passion is not a temporary state of mind. It is the constant source of energy for the leader, and the greatest cause of attraction for followers (p. 53).
9. Passion arises out of beliefs (p. 54).
10. The leader’s disciplined posture is to lean into the truth (p. 62).
11. The effective leader is the master teacher within a learning organization (p. 67).
12. The best teachers are those who simply can’t wait to teach something they truly love (p. 71).
13. Character must be seen as something that can be lost far easier than gained, much less restored (p. 80).
14. Leadership happens when character and competence are combined (p. 83).
15. The most effective leaders are collectors and connoisseurs of words (p. 92)
16. Leaders get things done. Faithful leaders get the right thing done in the right way (p. 108).
17. Leaders absolutely must manage. If not, there will be a disconnect between conviction and operation (p. 117).
18. Leaders give voice to conviction and mobilize hearts and minds with a message (p. 123).
19. The effective leader combines ethos, pathos, and logos in every speech, every talk, every presentation, and every message—every time (p. 127).
20. Leadership is conviction transformed into united action (p.201).