“Some are born great. Other have greatness thrust upon them. And others grow to become great.”

While that old saying about leaders may be partially true, we need to listening to the whole truth.

“Leaders, in whatever way they come upon their roles, must grow beyond their current capacity.”

Leaders need to get better if they want to be effective in their capacity and role as the one in charge. How can they lead if they don’t know how? How can they lead if they aren’t ahead of those they are responsible for? How can they lead if they have no idea where they are going, or where they want to take those that follow?

Too often leaders lead blindly, or they stop working on growing and maturing. If people are going to get ahead, if they are going to grow and mature, leaders need to start taking things seriously. A simple, but effective way of doing that is by reading John C. Maxwell’s latest book, Leadership Promises For Every Day.

Pulling nuggets of truth and wisdom from his many successful leadership books, Maxwell has created a daily devotional for leaders. Whether you are a brand new leader, starting a new business venture or starting up a bible study, or a seasoned leader, in charge of people for years, this book is for you.

The encouragement and guidance that John Maxwell offers, every day, will speak to and challenge you. Daily nuggets of wisdom will help shape and hold you into a more effective leader, enabling you to carry out the task God has set before you.

Set around the calendar year, Leadership Promises For Every Day should be on the Christmas Wish List of every pastor, leader, and would-be leader that you know.

“You can tell a lot about which direction your life is heading by looking at the people with whom you’ve chosen to spend your time and share your ideas.”

Leadership is not one-and-done activity. Leadership is not a class that you can take or an exam that you can ace. Leadership is a lifelong journey of growth and maturity. And it doesn’t matter if you are the CEO of a successful corporation or the head of a small bible study, there is always room to grow. There is always room for wisdom to bring guidance and encouragement to help you be better than you were the day before. That is what Leadership Promises For Every Day is about.

What I like about this book is that it is devotional. These are little nuggets of truth for you to munch on all day long, all year long. They aren’t long. They are not complicated to understand. Leadership Promises can be read in 5 minutes, whether on a coffee break, train ride home, or when waiting at the doctor’s office.

The versatility of this format is wonderful. And the physical size of this devotional makes it easy to slip into a purse, briefcase, notebook, or backpack. There is no reason that you can’t take it with you to the office, on vacation, or keep it on your nightstand.

Covering topics from success to stewardship, teamwork to mentoring, John Maxwell has covered all the bases so that you will grow as a well-rounded leader as you read through Leadership Promises For Every Day. With his experience and knowledge, you will never be the same as Maxwell shares Scripture and principles for your leadership role.

“Your thoughts determine your character…The first person you lead is you.”

A nugget of truth, a nugget to sit and chew on, this is what John Maxwell is offering readers in Leadership Promises For Every Day. Leadership is not achieved or made in a single day. It is made over years of learning and growing in maturity. This daily devotional is a great way to start, no matter where you are as a leader.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

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