In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Dave Schroeder, marketing leader for B&H Books and cohost of the Table of (Mal)Contents Podcast. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- Why are leadership biographies important for church leaders?
- Which leadership biographies are your favorites?
- Which biographies should leaders stay away from?
- What do you say to those who don’t read biographies?
- What can we learn from history books in general?
“Most church leaders seem to be reading one category of book.”
“Pick someone you are interested in. Get recommendations. Do your research.”
“If the author can’t tell a good enough story to keep you captivated to read on, then what’s the point?”
“There is so much value from leaders of the past because they have life lessons that are a gift to the reader.”
“Even if it’s not a history book, you need to be studying people.”
“Start in a place that brings you joy and entertainment and you will get life lessons out of it.”
“Wouldn’t you rather learn from the mistakes of others than make them all yourself?”
“There is so much to be learned from reading history books and through the people and the stories that they go through.”
“The leaders of the past have done the hard work for us, let’s learn from that.”
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