I get asked a lot by young pastors what leadership books I recommend. It seems they didn’t learn leadership in seminary. Pastors get into the administration of a church and quickly discover they need help learning to lead.
It should be noted that I don’t do “favorites” normally. I learn from everything, so I seldom have a list like this compiled. I do, however, recognize the importance of learning and these books have helped me, so when I was asked recently I decided to compile a list.
Here are my top 10 leadership book suggestions for pastors:
The Secret, by Mark Miller
Built to Last, by Jim Collins
Made to Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath
Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath
Axiom, by Bill Hybels
Leadership is an Art, by Max Dupree
Next Generation Leader, by Andy Stanley
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John Maxwell
Good to Great, by Jim Collins
How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
This is the kind of post that only gets better with the comments, so be sure to read them and add your own. We’ll learn from each other.
What did I miss?
What would you add to my list?
Which of these are on your list?