As I have gone into ministry and work environments, I have always thought, that you need to respect leadership, give solutions to problems you find, and give 100% for the time you are at work. Many times, this led to me getting done with my job and not having anything to do. This did not mean time to stop working, but with my need to give solutions to problems, I usually found myself trying to further the vision of leadership through opportunities I may be able to take lead under the leadership in place.
Clay’s book very much falls in line with this concept with the well thought out idea of leading from where you are. The book reads very much like Jon Acuff, but with a strong Biblical foundation that focuses more on leadership than quips. Further, the content presented has great sound bites as well as thoroughly supports the main troupes presented in the book with logic and purpose. Here are some of those tweetable parts:
“Influence always outpaces authority.” – Clay Scroggins
“Remember, leadership is the ability to motivate people to work harder, longer, and smarter, because the vision of the end goal has been painted so clearly.” – Clay Scroggins
“Each of us has a unique opportunity to create something right where we are. It doesn’t require special authority or a fancy title or having the corner office.” – Clay Scroggins
Overall, I’d give this book a 4 out of 5. This book is definitely worth a read for someone new to leadership or a veteran that wants to train up new leaders.
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