Best Books I’ve read for Leaders / Pastors

Essentialism – Greg McKeown
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni
Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else

Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick Lencioni
A Leadership Fable

Life is Mostly Edges – Calvin Miller
A Memoir of Pastoral Ministry 

Mea Culpa –  Kyle McClellan
Learning from Ministry Mistakes

Zeal without Burnout –  Christopher Ash
Seven Keys to a Lifelong Ministry

The Imperfect Pastor–  Zack Eswine
Discovering Joy in Our Limitations

The Heart of a Servant –  C. John Miller
Letters from Jack Miller

In the Name of Jesus –  Henri J. M. Nouwen
Reflections on Christian Leadership

Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret –  Larry Osborne
Why Serial Innovators Succeed Where Others Fail

Spiritual Leadership –  J. Oswald Sanders
Principles of Excellence for Every Believer

The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham – Myra / Shelley

The Contemplative Pastor – Eugene Peterson
Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction

Axiom – Bill Hybels
Powerful Leadership Proverbs

Making Vision Stick – Andy Stanley

Leadership Prayers – Richard Kriegbaum

Sticky Teams – Larry Osborne
Keeping Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page

The Unity Factor – Larry Osborne
Developing a Healthy Church Leadership Team

Confessions of a Reformission Rev. – Mark Driscoll
Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church

Humility – C.J. Mahaney
True Greatness

Practicing Affirmation – Sam Crabtree
God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God

Leading with a Limp – Dan Allender
Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness

Leading On Empty – Wayne Cordeiro
Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion

The Five Temptations of a CEO – Patrick Lencioni
A Leadership Fable

Passing the Baton – Colin Marshall
A Handbook for Ministry Apprenticeship

Transition Plan – Bob Russell
7 Secrets Every Leader Needs to Know

Blink – Malcomb Gladwell
The Power of Thinking without Thinking