I devour leadership books, and have made every effort possible to learn, observe, and master countless leadership lessons laid out in numerous leadership books. If you want to be the best, you should hang with the best. Since I am not close friends with any big-shot motivational speaker or celebrity preacher, the closest I can get to studying an area of expertise they possess is to read the books they have written. Many times, leadership books are just full of it, giving advice left and right, but lacking real world experience. Don’t tell me about it; show me the situation and how you dealt with it. That is why I can highly recommend and confidently promote EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey as Crossleadership’s official 2011 leadership book choice.
EntreLeadership is not new, and with the marketing power behind Dave Ramsey, he has basically pushed this book to every conceivable outlet. As you read this, perhaps you have a copy of EntreLeadership next to your bedside table.
I must confess that I knew very little about Dave Ramsey. As a native South African and only having lived in the U.S. for the last five years, I had very little knowledge about him other than that he helps people get out of debt. I did not buy the book simply on the premise of those facts, but in search for more great leadership knowledge from a Christian leader mover and shaker.
EntreLeadership is packed with real time scenarios, insightful leaderships lessons, transparent mistake-ridden-humility-rectified-choices, and many chapters dedicated to handling most facets of any business. The principles outlined in EntreLeadership hold their ground, and can be applied in the context of a church leadership or ministry with clear, proven results.
What I liked most about Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership is his style of writing. He gets right to the point and says it like it is. No sugar coating. I found myself laughing out loud at the many comical real life experiences he portrays in the book.
EntreLeadership is my 2011 leadership book recommendation because:
- It encouraged me to stand for truth, justice, and mercy. No matter what!
- It inspired me to seek God even more, and root my leadership decisions in his Word.
- It helped me to lead from the heart.
- It equipped me to seek excellence in everything I do.
- It guided me to stay humble, but to lead through faith with confidence.
If you have read Dave’s book, tell us how it has impacted your leadership vision.