Books for Spring 2021
Outcomes Conference 2021 - Book of the Year
Christian Leadership Alliance has selected the new book Lead Like it Matters to God by Rich Stearns, president emeritus of World Vision U.S., as its Outcomes Conference book of the year. The theme of The Outcomes Conference 2021 is "Thrive," and this new book captures the essence of thriving as Christian leaders. Stearns will speak at The Outcomes Conference regarding his new book.
InterVarsity Press, the book’s publisher, says: “In Lead Like It Matters to God, Stearns shares the leadership principles he has learned over the course of his remarkable career. As a leader who has navigated both secular and sacred spaces, Stearns claims that the values Christian leaders embrace in their workplaces are actually more important than the results they achieve—that God is more concerned about a leader's character than a leader's success.”
Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim said: "In Lead Like It Matters to God, Rich Stearns is extremely transparent as he shares his lifelong experiences. It is impossible not to be significantly influenced by his stories. The lessons he learned on his quest to be a values-driven leader in a success-driven world are highly relatable and inspiring. I appreciate how each chapter carries a refreshing dose of humility. His desire to know, love, and serve God reminds us that a life surrendered to Christ is missional in every way and in every assignment. This book is a gift to all leaders, wherever you are in your transformational journey."
Tom Lin, president/CEO of Alliance member Intervarsity said: "Grounded in Scripture and real-world experiences, Rich Stearns helps us reflect on who we're becoming and exhorts us toward values-driven leadership. A much-needed book in this season when we're longing for leaders with character, and a must-read for any Christian leader!"
In this book Stearns says: “I believe that integrity is the North Star of leadership.” Here at Christian Leadership Alliance we agree. Nothing matters more than a leader’s core character and integrity. It shapes everything else a leader does. That's why we are pleased to name Lead Like it Matters to God as the 2021 Outcomes Conference book of the year.
W. Scott Brown