Recent Reads: H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick

H3 Leadership

What the book's about: H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick is about the characteristics of a leader, which include being humble, staying hungry, and always hustling. 

Why I read this book: I try to always be reading a leadership book. This practice enables me to consistently grow as a leader, especially as I'm in the midst of leading teams of both adult and student leaders as well as writing a book about student leadership. Since I enjoyed Lomenick's earlier book, The Catalyst Leader, I thought I'd read this one as well. 

My favorite quotes from the book:

- "Your realness will attract the next generation way more than your relevancy. People would rather follow a leader who is always real versus a leader who is always right." 

- "We impress people through our strengths, but we truly connect with people through our weaknesses and areas of struggle." 

- "True creativity is discerning and it balances the need for 'new' with patience and perseverance." 

- "In a culture where quitting is normal, be crazy enough to stay committed, foolish enough to be faithful, and stupid enough to stick with it!" 

- "Leadership is a choice, not a position. Be the leader you wish you had. A title or position doesn't automatically make you a leader. Influence makes you a leader. Forced followership doesn't count." 

- "Lack of unity usually comes from insecurity." 

- "Once you become the expert, your responsibility is to give away what you know." 

- "The best way to shore up your legacy is to effectively hand it off to your successors. Part of our responsibility is to pass on the torch - success requires succession." 

Who I'd recommend this book for: Anyone who wants to grow as a leader. 

Jen Bradbury on Youth Ministry

Jen serves as the Minister of Youth and Family at Atonement Lutheran Church in Barrington, Illinois. A veteran youth worker, Jen holds an MA in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus (The Youth Cartel), The Real Jesus (The Youth Cartel), Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders (Abingdon), and A Mission That Matters (Abingdon). Her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. Jen is also the Assistant Director of Arbor Research Group where she has led many national studies. When not doing ministry or research, she and her husband, Doug, and daughter, Hope, can be found traveling and enjoying life together.

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