Monday, February 2, 2009

Book #2 - Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands

Last month I read Nancy Ortberg's newest book Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands: Lessons in Non-Linear Leadership. Dang! This is one of those books that just drew me in as Nancy told story after story of her struggles as a leader and with leaders.

I think I should read the last chapter "Understatement of the Year" every morning after my prayer and Bible study time. She writes - stop being surprised that leadership is hard. I love that. It is hard, so let's lean in to the power of the Holy Spirit to get on board with what God wants to accomplish today. "A leader without courage, resilience, optimism, curiosity, and perseverance will simply not last."

This is a really, really good book.