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LYL #027 – Leadership Develops Daily Not In A Day: Paul Sohn On Reading To Live Your List

Do you have a list of books that leaders should lead? Well friend of the show Paul Sohn does! On this episode of The Live Your List Show your hosts Jerrod and Ryan talk to Paul about which books readers should start with on a journey to Live Your List.

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Paul Sohn

Paul Sohn

Paul Sohn’s mission in life is to glorify God through equipping, connecting, and transforming people and organizations into Christ-centered, world-changing influencers of our society.

Paul is a Korean-Canadian-American who has lived an itinerant life. As a Millennial Paul has a heart for equipping, connecting and transforming the next generation of leaders to discover God-given purpose and talent in life.

You can reach Paul on his website Salt & Light here and on Facebook here.

Leadership Books for Readers of All Levels

Paul dropped several titles during this interview. Check out the titles below:

1. The Call by Os Guiness. The Call continues to stand as a classic, reflective work on life’s purpose. Best-selling author Os Guinness goes beyond our surface understanding of God’s call and addresses the fact that God has a specific calling for our individual lives.

2. Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer. With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his own life and the lives of others who have made a difference, he shares insights gained from darkness and depression as well as fulfillment and joy, illuminating a pathway toward vocation for all who seek the true calling of their lives.

3. The On-Purpose Person by Kevin McCarthy. Is Your Life Filled, Yet Unfulfilled Do you feel pulled in a thousand different directions? Are your days so busy you hardly have time to think? Are you living up to other people’s expectations while your own plans and dreams go unmet?

In The On-Purpose Person you’ll learn how to discover who you are, where you are headed, what you should do, and what’s most important to you! That’s being on-purpose! Tap Into Your Highest Potential With The On-Purpose Person.

4. The Conviction to Lead by Albert Mohler. Cultures and organizations do not change without strong leadership. While many leadership books focus on management or
administration, the central focus of The Conviction to Lead is on changing minds.

Using his own experiences and examples from history, Dr. Mohler demonstrates that real leadership is a transferring of conviction to others, affecting their actions, motivations, intuition, and commitment. This practical guide walks the reader through what a leader needs to know, do, and be in order to affect change.

5. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell This celebrated New York Times bestseller — now poised to reach an even wider audience in paperback — is a book that is changing the way Americans think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

6. Callings by William Placher. What should I do with my life? How should I decide about an education, a career, and a family? Does God have a plan or purpose for me? 

This unprecedented anthology gathers select passages on work and vocation from the greatest writers of Christian history. William Placher has written insightful introductions to accompany the selections — an introduction to each of the four main historical sections and a brief introduction to each reading. 

7. The Leadership Journal The Leadership Journal offers smart, honest perspective on matters of ministry and the Christian leadership experience. In each quarterly issue, Leadership Journal offers fresh ideas and credible solutions for pastors and church leaders.

8. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies (JLOS), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, seeks to advance the theory, research and practice of all aspects of leadership and organizations.

This Episode’s Nick Collison Picks of the Day

1. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell – What would happen if a top expert with more than forty years of leadership experience was willing to distill everything he had learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It could change your life.

John C. Maxwell has done exactly that in the new 10th Anniversary Edition of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. He has combined the insights learned from his forty-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. The result is a revealing study of leadership delivered only as a communicator like Maxwell can.

This Episode’s Fired Up Quotes

“Leadership develops daily, not in a day.” John C. Maxwell (Tweet That)

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