Last year my dad died. Just recently I celebrated another birthday. My kids are growing faster than anyone else’s! Is it me or is this ride called “life” moving way too fast? One thing is for certain: the time I have to influence my family and those I work with is fleeting. The need for men to stand up and lead is greater than ever. That is why I bought this book
Andy Stanley addresses the need for strong leaders both in the church and in the workplace. In less than 160 pages, he reveals five essential ingredients to every leader who will shape the future. These five essentials are: competence, courage, clarity, coaching and character.
Andy uses refreshingly straight talk on how to correct areas of weakness and provides crystal clear instruction on how to implement and utilize your strengths. He speaks to the need to concentrate energies into strengths that you might have. He addresses the pitfall of not developing leadership qualities in those around you. In the area of courage, he writes about how you need the courage to say “no”; the courage to face current reality and the courage to dream. Using both biblical and secular examples, he demonstrates what these essentials look like. Most importantly he passionately closes the book discussing the absolute need for character in the leaderï¿½s life.
At the end of every chapter is a short summary and questions designed to make the reader challenge themselves to be one who will shape the future. Whether you are a CEO or a gas station attendant, all men who desire to be leaders in their homes, churches or workplaces should read this book. Itï¿½s concise, profound and quite possibly could motivate you to take life by the horns and be a Next Generation Leader.