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The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters

ISBN: 9781441263681

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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.

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  • Explores what it means to be a leader
  • Discusses qualities necessary for effective leadership
  • Focuses on the idea of spreading conviction to others
  • The Conviction to Lead
  • Leading Is Believing
  • Convictional Intelligence
  • Leadership Is Narrative
  • Leaders Understand Worldviews
  • The Passion to Lead
  • Leaders Are Thinkers
  • Leaders Are Teachers
  • Leadership Is All About Character
  • Leadership and Credibility
  • Leaders Are Communicators
  • Leaders Are Readers
  • The Leader and Power
  • Leaders Are Managers
  • Leaders Are Speakers
  • Leadership as Stewardship
  • The Leader as Decision Maker
  • The Moral Virtues of Leadership
  • The Leader and the Media
  • The Leader as Writer
  • The Digital Leader
  • The Leader and Time
  • Leadership That Endures
  • The Leader and Death
  • The Leader’s Legacy

Top Highlights

“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

Richard Albert Mohler Jr. is an American evangelical theologian and the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been recognized by Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. Dr. Mohler hosts The Albert Mohler Program, a daily nationwide radio show, and writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural, and theological issues.

Mohler’s aim is to address contemporary issues from a consistent and explicit Christian worldview. Widely sought as a columnist and commentator, Dr. Mohler has been quoted in the nation’s leading newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The Washington Post, and has appeared on national news programs.

A native of Lakeland, Florida, Dr. Mohler was a faculty scholar at Florida Atlantic University before receiving his BA from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds an MDiv and PhD (in systematic and historical theology) from Southern Seminary. He has pursued additional study at the St. Meinrad School of Theology and has done research at Oxford University. Dr. Mohler also serves as the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary.

His writings have been published throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to contributing to a number of collected volumes, he is the author of several books, including Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth, Desire & Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance, Atheism Remix: A Christian Confronts the New Atheists, He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World, and the forthcoming The Disappearance of God: Dangerous Beliefs in the New Spiritual Openness. Dr. Mohler has served on several influential committees and has lectured across the country.


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  1. Lucas Martin

    Lucas Martin


    buen dia, hay posibilidad que suban este libro en español?
  2. Allen Haynie

    Allen Haynie