The Life Giving Leader by Tyler Reagin

The Synopsis:

The president of Catalyst Leader believes that the most impactful and most influential leaders are the ones who lead from who they truly are, not who they pretend or wish to be.

 

With clear biblical teaching and personal accounts, Tyler Reagin not only demonstrates the necessity of life-giving leadership, but also provides the steps you’ll need to begin knowing and leading from your truest self. From his experiences in high-impact leadership roles at some of our nation’s largest churches and ministries, Reagin has learned firsthand the importance of identity-based leadership. His desire is to help each reader become an empowered, confident leader that brings life and vibrancy to every room they enter. Whether you’ve got the corner office or you’re just getting started, Reagin gives you the tools you need to become an impactful and unique influencer right where you are!

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

Review:

The Life Giving LeaderBeing a Christian myself and always wanting to improve my leadership skills, I jumped at the opportunity to review this book. And though it has many insightful and inspirational messages, it didn’t quite click with me.

I love the author’s heart for Jesus and leadership. It’s quite evident that this is what he is passionate about. But the book itself seemed very repetitive to me, like he kept feeling the need to reiterate that Jesus and leadership go hand in hand. I do agree with this certainly, but the need to say it every few pages was just a little much.

I also found some of his illustrations to be very “scatter-brained”. He would be telling a story, then go off on a tangent about something else for a few paragraphs, and then go back to the story after I had already forgotten what he was talking about.

So though I do like some of his points and his messages, I think that some of the writing could have been improved to keep me engaged with the book better. There were also some cases in which I disagreed with what he said about leaders, such as on page 19 when he gave an illustration and commentary giving the illusion that leaders should not be permitted to make mistakes. If this is not what he intended to say, then the writing should have been tweaked to reflect his intent. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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Rated:

3 stars


Rayleigh is a Sophomore in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.