Compass Leaders, Recommended Books


The following three books are recommended by Dave Toney (Executive Pastor)

Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne

Mission Drift by Peter Greer / Chris Horst

Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud

The following three books are recommended by Dr. Rob Maupin (Exec Pastor of Ministry Dev)

Developing the Leader Within You byJohn Maxwell

Primal Leadership by Boyatkis by McGee and Golman

Leadership on the Line by Heifetz and Linskey





*required course reading


Self Leadership



Andy Stanley, Next Generation Leadership*

Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership* 

Pete Scazerro, The Emotionally Healthy Leader*

Terry Linhart, The Self Aware Leader

Samuel Chand, Leadership Pain: The Classroom for Growth

Pastoral Leadership




Harold L. Senkbeil, The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart 

Derek Prime and Alistair Begg, On Being a Pastor

Mission Drift, Greer and Horst

Geiger and Pack, Designed to Lead

Kadi Cole, Developing Female Leaders

Eugene Peterson, Working with Angles

Peter Drucker, Managing the Non-Profit Organization

Reggie McNeal, Practicing Greatness

Gene Harker, Leadership Intelligence

Alan Nelson, Spirituality and Leadership

Larry Osborne, Sticky Teams

Henri Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus

Gene Edwards, Tale of Three Kings

Atkin and Pace, Pastoral Theology

Emmanuel Lartey, Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World

Tod Bolsinger, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory

Andy Stanley, Making the Vision Stick

Henry Cloud, Necessary Endings

Alan Nelson, Spirituality and Leadership

Leading Teams


Gordan Fee, How to read the Bible for all it’s worth

Ken Blanchard, Leading at a Higher Level

Warren Bennis, On Becoming a Leader

Wellins Byham, Empowered Teams

Peter Block, The Empowered Manager and Stewardship

Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last

Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

John Maxwell, Developing the Leaders Around you


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