Rare Leadership: 4 Uncommon Habits For Increasing Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People You Lead by Marcus Warner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received this book from Moody Publishers, in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
This is another book that I read with a pencil in hand for marking and taking notes.
Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder co wrote this book and both give excellent advice and insight on how our brain/emotions work and how how to be the best leader we can be.
It is written for a Christian audience, congregational leaders or councilors, but the principles can be used in any aspect of life. One thing that really struck me about this book was the emphasize on our emotional side of leadership and use it along with the educated smarts.
The First section of the book deals more with describing the 4 Habits of Rare Leadership and the brain science used in RARE leadership:
1 Remain Rational
2 Act Like Yourself
3 Return with Joy
4 Endure Hardships Well
The second section breaks these Four Habits down and describes what these habits look, and feel like.
Each chapter is filled with real life experience from the authors and people they have worked with through the years. At the end of each chapter, there are discussion questions and exercises that us as readers need to answer and work on. Basically putting into practice in our life what we have just read.
I love this book, and even though I have a long way to go it has helped me in my leadership skills in my family and other groups I am part of. Even though the Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder have PhDs and are very educated, they write so the common man/woman, like myself can understand and act on their expertise.
Side note: Try to read this when you don't have a bunch of screaming and yelling kids around you. It isn't a hard read but it isn't exactly a breeze through book either, you really do need a quite place to take it all in.