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Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders



Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders

Reggie McNeal, Ken Blanchard (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-470-89391-3 May 2010 Jossey-Bass 192 Pages


Based on his extensive experience as coach and mentor to many thousands of Christian leaders across a broad spectrum of ministry settings, Reggie McNeal helps spiritual leaders understand that they will self-select into or out of greatness. In this important book, McNeal shows how great spiritual leaders are committed consciously and intentionally to seven spiritual disciplines, habits of heart and mind that shape both their character and competence:


The discipline of self-awareness—the single most important body of information a leader possesses


The discipline of self-management—handling difficult emotions, expectations, temptations, mental vibrancy, and physical well-being


The discipline of self-development—a life-long commitment to learning and growing and building on one's strengths


The discipline of mission—enjoying the permissions of maintaining the sense of God's purpose for your life and leadership


The discipline of decision-making—knowing the elements of good decisions and learning from failure


The discipline of belonging—the determination to nurture relationships and to live in community with others, including family, followers, mentors, and friends


The discipline of aloneness—the intentional practice of soul-making solitude and contemplation


About Leadership Network.

Foreword by Ken Blanchard.


Introduction Needed: Great Spiritual Leaders.

1. The Discipline of Self-Awareness.

2. The Discipline of Self-Management.

3. The Discipline of Self-Development.

4. The Discipline of Mission.

5. The Discipline of Decision Making.

6. The Discipline of Belonging.

7. The Discipline of Aloneness.

Conclusion Choosing Greatness.


About the Author.


"This is a compelling and practical book that will help develop great spiritual leaders to meet the challenges of leadership as the church seeks to bring the gospel to a changed world."
Insights magazine (Sept. 2008)