You have the capacity to become an extraordinary leader—if you are willing to embrace a deeper definition of leadership and take action to apply it.
In The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni Catron, executive church leader and author of Clout, reveals the secrets to standout leadership found in the Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
Weaving a winsome narrative filled with inspiring real-life stories, hard-won wisdom, and practical applications, Catron unpacks four essential aspects of growing more influential: your heart for relational leadership, your soul for spiritual leadership, your mind for managerial leadership, and your strength for visionary leadership.
Leadership isn’t easy, but it is possible to move from ordinary to extraordinary. Jenni Catron shows the way.
|About the Contributor(s)||Jenni Catron
Jenni Catron is part of the central leadership team at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. She served for nine years as the executive director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, where she led the staff and oversaw the ministry of its five campuses. Prior to joining Cross Point, she worked as an Artist Development Director in the Christian music industry for nine years. She lives in Menlo Park, California.
|Publish Date||Dec 1, 2015|
- Review by Marla
"and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Jenni uses these 4 aspects: heart, soul, mind, and strength, to define a framework for extraordinary leadership development. She shares her own experience and encourages you to grow your own influence through your heart (relational leadership), your soul (spiritual leadership), your mind (managerial leadership), and your strength (visionary leadership).
Initially I thought this book wouldn't apply much to the motherhood trenches I'm crawling through. However, Jenni's approach to leadership is such that you can apply the principles and lessons to your life whether you are a CEO of a company, a solo-preneur, a pastor or ministry leader, or a Mom trying to get through each day. I was challenged to lead better as a Mom, and was inspired as I made connections from my strengths and the passions I have to help and lead women in truth to ways I'm leading our girls in our home every day.
Jenni Catron presented a very Biblical basis for leadership strategy and development. Her communication was clear and engaging, and I will be recommending this to others on my team of leaders. I strongly encourage any who consider themselves to be believers to grab this book. It's a relatively easy read that will help you take your leadership from ordinary to extraordinary.
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