Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Flyby Review: Impact

Impact:  Great Leadership Changes Everything, by Tim Irwin, PH.D., takes a thought-provoking look at what makes good leadership.  What makes people follow certain leaders?  How can they lead well?  Once they reach the top, how can they keep from being corrupted by power and plummeting from their pinnacle?  There are many things that affect leadership, but the most important thing is the strength of your inner core.  How can you make sure you have what it takes to pass the tests that will surely come?

Tim Irwin is an organizational psychologist and management consultant who has worked with many leaders and has studied what made them successful or unsuccessful.  His unique insight can help anyone who wants to know that he or she is making an impact in his or her sphere of influence.

Impact contains principles that are not specifically from any particular religious worldview, but which I certainly believe are consistent with my Christian worldview.

While this book was written with primarily business leaders in mind, I think it is very applicable to stay-at-home moms and homeschoolers as well, whether they are leaders in a co-op, a carpool, a church group, or just their own families.  Sometimes I wish I saw more of these principles of leadership in my non-business world.  In addition, I think it is a very valuable book to read as a mother.  The core character that Tim Irwin talks about being necessary for good leadership is one that can start very young.  We are responsible for giving our children the background and tools they need to be the great leaders of the future.

Would you like to win a free copy of Impact:  Great Leadership Changes Everything?  If so, leave a comment here or on my Facebook page.  I will draw for a random winner on May 1.

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IMPACT: Great Leadership Changes Everything
For more than 25 years, organizational psychologist and management consultant Dr. Tim Irwin has worked with thousands of leaders in well-known global companies. He knows most leaders work for recognition and advancement and they want more challenge and responsibility. He’s also found this to be true: Most of us want to make a positive difference through our work and to have our lives count for something more than simply making a living. We want to make an impact.

About the author:
Dr. Tim Irwin, the author of the New York Times best-selling book Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything, has been a confidante to thousands of global leaders. He is a favorite guest of Hugh Hewitt and is being featured on a number of Christian radio programs. Irwin sees one central issue anytime a leader “derails”—he believes they have a defect in their “core”, which Irwin says goes beyond the overused term “character”. His new book, Impact, addresses this and gives actionable ways leaders can protect themselves, and better serve their organizations—especially crucial for those of us who serve in ministry and are walking a Christian walk.

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