Leaders are readers: Why you should read 50 books this year

Today’s guest post comes to us from Stephanie Vozza for FastCompany.com. Stephanie is an author and freelance writer who, for more than 20 years, has written about business and productivity.  If you want to get ahead in business, sit down and pick up a book. Warren Buffett spends 80% of his day reading. Bill Gates reads for an hour each … Read More

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Infographic: Benefits of Reading

Today’s guest post comes to us in the form of a beautifully illustrated infographic by Raphael Lysander. Raphael dedicates this art to all those who love to read.                                                                    … Read More

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Developing a Reading SYSTEM

I love systems. In fact, there’s an entire approach to church that we call the “healthy church, healthy systems” approach, where I teach you the eight systems of a church.  I’ve written books that tie in to each of those systems, to help you apply them in your life. I’ve developed resources for each of those systems, and on and on. … Read More

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How to Size Up a Book

I’m often asked by my coaching networks and alumni, “How many books do I read?”  I typically read 5-7 books per week. That means I need to give myself an estimate of how long it will take me to read each book.  So, when I get ready to read a book, I like it to size it up. Here are … Read More

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Decide Now To Be a Reader!

The call to ministry is the call to prepare. Whether you have 40 years of ministry in front of you, or perhaps only 40 months, or even 4 years, whatever that might be.  Make the decision to say, “I’m going to be a life long leader.” As long as you’re leading, as long as you have another hill to take, … Read More

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How Pastors Can Read More

One of the questions I get asked all the time is, “How do you read so many books?” or “How do you read a book in a day?”  Well, I think it’s worthwhile giving you a little history of how my passion to read developed. I was not much of a reader before I became a Christian. In fact, I had … Read More

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Pastors’ Reading Habits: How Much Do You Read?

I recently read an article from The Barna Group called “Reading Habits of Today’s Pastors”.  This article takes a look at one of the most reading professional groups– us pastors!  Here are some interesting statistics the article touches on:   Pastors buy 3.8 books per month per person—92% of whom buy at least one book per month—adding up to between 8 … Read More

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Can I Help You Read More This Year?

Well, now they’ve done it! For years one of the frequently asked questions in my coaching networks has been “How can I read more?”  And for years I’ve been able to quietly give a tip or two in passing and move on, but now… The team here at Church Leader Insights has twisted my arm and convinced me to share … Read More

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Q & A: How To Read More

Got this question from Church Planting Coaching Network Alumni Mike Sorcinelli (New Day Church – www.newdaychurch.cc ) in Longmeadow, MA: “I really want to be a reader but it literally took me 6 hours + to read your book “Fusion”, which is a short book. It’ll take me almost a month to read “Planting Missional Churches” (I’m about half way … Read More

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