Friday, November 9, 2012

Essential Leadership Principles from a Renowned Agent of Change

"The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership that Matters" by Albert Mohler
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 7, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- 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 the Southern Baptist Theological 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 become 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 effect change. 

Dr. Mohler covers important aspects of leadership, including:
  • The role of passion

  • The role of character and credibility

  • The stewardship of power

  • Bringing a simple structure to decision-making

  • How to effectively deliver messages to the media

  • Keys to leading in the rapidly changing digital world These valuable insights will benefit church, business, and institutional leaders, as well as aspiring leaders.
"You can be part of a generation that is simultaneously leading with conviction and driven by the conviction to lead. The generation that accomplishes this will set the world on fire." -- Albert Mohler 

"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 

"A solid resource for the Christian leader looking to hone the skills required to motivate and inspire others or for those questioning their ability to get the job done." -- Publishers Weekly 

"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 

About the Author:
Albert Mohler is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Southern Baptist Convention's flagship school. Dr. Mohler is a radio personality, blogger, and sought-after commentator. He has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today and has been hailed by Time as "the reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S." He has also appeared on such national news programs as Larry King Live, NBC's Today Show, Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and The O'Reilly Factor. Dr. Mohler lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Mary. Learn more at 

The Conviction to Lead by Albert Mohler
Available NOVEMBER 2012
ISBN 978-0-7642-1004-4 ● Hardcover ● $22.99
ISBN 978-1-4412-6056-7 ● Ebook ● $22.99
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