The Conviction to Lead by Dr. Al Mohler


One of the books I’m reading right now is The Conviction to Lead by Dr. Al Mohler. I just finished chapter 20, “The Leader as Writer.” Here are a few things that caught my eye as I was reading:

  1. Leaders who want to make a difference, and to make that difference last, must write. You can write this down—leaders are writers.
  2. Leadership is about communication, and much of that communication is necessarily written, but far too many leaders undermine their leadership with poor writing.
  3. Leaders who want to be writers, and thus to deepen and extend their influence, should identify writers and example of writing that are particularly clear, effective, eloquent, and moving.
  4. If you want to write, write a lot.
  5. Effective leaders, those who aspire to lasting and extended influence, will learn to use words as arrows fired from a bow, carefully chosen and aimed in order to accomplish a purpose.
  6. The written word matters longer and reaches farther than the words we speak.

You can find The Conviction to Lead on Amazon, and can check out Dr. Mohler’s website by clicking here.