Cultures and organizations do not change without strong leadership. While many leadership books focus on management or administration, the central focus of The Conviction to Lead is on changing minds.
Dr. Mohler was the driving force behind the transformation of Southern Seminary from a liberal institution of waning influence to a thriving evangelical seminary at the heart of the Southern Baptist Convention. Since then, he has been one of the most prominent voices in evangelicalism, fighting for Christian principles and challenging secular culture.
Using his own experiences and examples from history, Dr. Mohler demonstrates that real leadership is a transferring of conviction to others, affecting their actions, motivations, intuition, and commitment. This practical guide walks the reader through what a leader needs to know, do, and be in order to affect change.
Perfect for students, pastors, church leaders, and laypeople alike, the Logos edition of this volume is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your favorite Bible translation, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of resources in your digital library.
“The problem is a lack of attention to what leaders believe and why this is central.” (Page 19)
“A good leader stands out when character is matched by competence and the central virtue of knowing what to do.” (Page 83)
“Convictions are not merely beliefs we hold; they are those beliefs that hold us in their grip.” (Page 21)
“The leadership that matters most is convictional—deeply convictional.” (Page 21)
“Leaders need to possess and develop many qualities, but the one element that drives them to the front is passion. Without it, nothing important happens.” (Page 51)
Dr. Al Mohler has written a book that shakes us up and challenges our thinking. The Conviction to Lead is poised to become one of the all-time classic works on Christian leadership.
—Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family
Having rarely thought about leadership, I was hooked from the first chapter—to my complete surprise. This is a powerful book and gracefully written.
—Fred Barnes, executive editor, The Weekly Standard
This is Mohler in his most natural habitat, doing what he does best. If you are a pastor or elder, if you are an owner or CEO, if you are in any form of leadership, I am convinced that this book will transform the way you lead. I highly recommend that you read it.
—Tim Challies, pastor, Grace Fellowship Church, Toronto, Canada
For any one currently in a position of leadership, or anyone who aspires to a position of leadership, this book is a necessity.
—Douglas Wilson, pastor, Christ Church, Moscow, ID