A Book I’m Reading – Leading Things You Didn’t Start
Tyler Reagin is a great guy with incredible insights. Most leaders will inherit the church or organization they’ll lead. It is inspiriting to hear about start-ups, but I think it’s equally inspiring to learn of leaders who build on the past and envision a brighter future.
Sure, it’s inspirational when we hear stories about those who founded companies from their garages with one hundred dollars cash while in high school. But such success is super rare and not always how it plays out for great leaders.
The reality is that most leaders are responsible for corporations, teams, and products they didn’t launch from the ground up. Tyler Reagin saw the immense need to address this mission-critical but often overlooked aspect of leadership: healthy transition for leaders who inherit teams, places, or platforms others created.
His groundbreaking book Leading Things You Didn’t Start provides a faith-based four-step plan that answers practical questions such as:
• Do I really want to take over something loved by so many?
• Is there a secret sauce to doing what the leaders before me did?
• How do I get the current team on board with my leadership?
• How do I honor the past without being trapped by it?
• How do I steward the legacy of the leaders who started the movement?
Through the use of tried-and-true coaching principles and practical case studies with leaders like Buzz Williams, head coach at Texas A&M, and Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes, Reagin helps you maximize your newfound influx of influence and master the intentions of an inheriting leader.
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An App worth Mentioning Again (& Again) – Goodnotes
I mention this app almost every year … it is so good! Goodnotes is the app that helps me leave paper behind, stay organized, and keep my important documents at hand. I use this app every day for reading and notetaking.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
As a leader, you have to fight to master the basic in order to create the great.” – Tyler Reagin