Awakening Possibility


Next Generation Leader, The Book

I recently finished this book and I must say that Andy Stanley has won the trophy for one of the best writers on leadership in my book. I love his style of writing and his ability to deliver on important aspects of leadership. He touched on key aspects of leadership that any next generation leader would be insane to overlook. He opens the hatch on the importance of character, competence and clarity and gives precise direction for the next generation leader. This book inspired me and a group of friends to begin meeting and casting vision for our lives and our future as next generation leaders. Whether you’re in training to lead, a novice to leadership, or an expert on leadership, this book will be an asset to your development as a leader.

Here are a few snippets from the book…

“Leaders must channel their energies toward those areas of leadership in which they are the mostly likely to excel.”

“The moment a leader steps away from his core competencies, his effectiveness as a leader diminishes.”

“Don’t strive to be a well-rounded leader. Instead, discover your zone and stay there. Then delegate everything else.”

“Next generation leaders are those who would rather challenge what needs to change and pay the price than remain silent and die on the inside.”

“Leaders are not always the first to see an opportunity. They are simply the first to seize an opportunity. It is the person who seizes the opportunity who emerges as the leader.”

“A lack of focus eventually translates into a loss of vision. When the vision is fuzzy, people can’t follow.”

“As leaders we can afford to be uncertain, but we cannot afford to be unclear.”

“Character is what makes you a leader worth following.”

“As a next generation leader it is incumbent upon you to do all you can now to prepare yourself for your eventual success. Your gifts will open doors. Your character will determine what you do once those doors have opened.”

“As a next generation leader you have been given the ability to shape the future.”


1 Comment

  • December 21, 2008

    Ben komanapalli

    This is a great book that every young leader or for that matter any leader should read.

    I think i need to read it again!

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