Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss:
- Finishing well is more difficult than starting well. Scott wrote his book in response to an 18 month period where five of his friends lost their ministries because of their character. Wherever you are in your journey as a leader, you must lead with the end in mind.
- What can you learn from your critics? Scott shares the examples of Tim Keller and Bob Goff, as well as wisdom from John Newton, to help you grow from criticism, even when you are mistreated.
- Every leadership assignment is intensely frustrating. As we pursue the world’s deep need and our deep gladness, we encounter moments and seasons when our work is not “successful.” We experience what Scott calls “anti-climax” and need to remember Jesus went there first.
- Other leaders have gone before you. Whether you step into an existing role or break new ground as an entrepreneur, consider the work that others have done before you arrived. Failure to do so feeds the gentrification that we experience in our communities and organizations.
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Check Out These Highlights:
- Why Scott believes this book is his most important book
- How leaders set themselves up for failure when they stop listening to others
- The unique culture that Scott is developing at the church he leads
- What it takes to receive criticism well and learn from it - even when the criticism is unfair
- How Scott chose the topics he covers in his book
- Why Frederick Buechner’s quote about vocation being the intersection of the world’s deep hunger and our deep gladness is wrong (maybe?)
- How writing this book has changed Scott’s leadership