I was recently listening to Michael Hyatt’s podcast, “How to Read a Non-Fiction Book.” I was really intrigued by the topic as I try to read daily a non-fiction book that will help me in my leadership.
He shared two tips that were really helpful to me.
The first was that he doesn’t feel the need to retain all the information he learned from reading a book. He said that the process of reading itself allows the mind to think and change in different ways. It’s good to retain the big nuggets that are helpful, but he freed me from the idea that I need to spit out verbatim the key points or messages in the book.
The second tip he shared that helped me was about how he selects books to read. The best way to find a good non-fiction book is to listen to the recommendations of his friends and family. The most quality books I’ve read have come in the form of recommendations.
With that said, I’d like to hear from you what books you are reading or have read that have transformed your leadership and ministry.
The other books that I have read lately are these:
- The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
- 10 Building Blocks for a Solid Family by Jim Burns
- Start by Jon Acuff
- Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
- The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
You’ll notice that not all of the books are necessarily ministry oriented, yet, they have all helped me in my ministry in some way, shape, or form. I recommend each of them as they have served interesting purposes in my life right now.
Question: What books have you read that have helped transform your leadership and ministry?