Chances are that you’ve never spent hours dreaming about how you want to be the person at the bottom of the totem pole, continually be guided and supervised by someone in leadership. If I had to guess, I would say the opposite is true–you dream about the day when you will be a leader and be able to determine how your team, your job, or career is guided. But becoming a great leader doesn’t just happen. It takes skill, dedication, and vision. In The Most Excellent Way to Lead, mega-church pastor Perry Noble makes the case that leadership should be founded upon love (in the manner of 1 Corinthians 13).
“I guarantee that the principles from 1 Corinthians 13 will help you become a better leader,” Noble claims (6). “…If we practice leadership by love, we will become leaders other people actually want to follow” (6).
Using 1 Corinthians 13 as a foundation, Noble deals with how leaders can respond in a 1 Corinthians manner, whether that be in a mode such as love’s patience, humility, or endurance.
Anecdotes from Noble’s own experience as a minister are sprinkled throughout the book and illustrate that even church leaders can struggle to be good leaders sometimes–illustrating the need for leaders to continually grow and develop as leaders. While Noble is a church leader, leaders outside of ministerial roles can still learn from the mistakes Noble has made and can use the book as way to open their eyes to areas of weakness in their leadership.
Chapters in The Most Excellent Way to Lead conclude with
questions that leaders can ask themselves and their staff in order to find insight into leadership or team-related issues that may encourage leadership or team growth.
If you’re looking for a book that deals with leadership from a leader’s perspective, then The Most Excellent Way to Lead might be the read for which you’re searching.
*Tyndale House Publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of The Most Excellent Way to Lead in exchange for my review.