Book Review – Lead Like It Matters by Craig Groeschel

by | Nov 28, 2023 | Book Review, Church Leadership | 0 comments

“Lead Like It Matters” by Craig Groeschel is a compelling read for anyone interested in leadership, whether you’re just starting out or have been in the game for years. Groeschel, with his extensive experience in leadership, particularly in the context of his work with Life.Church brings a fresh and authentic perspective to the table.


What Stands Out


What stands out in this book is how Groeschel blends personal anecdotes with practical advice. He doesn’t just tell you what to do; he shares stories from his own life, both successes and failures, which makes the advice relatable and real. It’s like getting leadership lessons from a friend who’s been through it all.

The book is structured in a way that’s easy to follow, breaking down complex leadership concepts into digestible chunks. Groeschel covers a range of topics, from building a strong team to making tough decisions and dealing with change. His approach is not about being a perfect leader but about being an authentic and effective one.


Key Takeaway


One of the key takeaways from the book is the importance of self-awareness in leadership. Groeschel emphasizes that understanding your strengths and weaknesses is crucial to leading effectively. He also delves into the significance of empathy and emotional intelligence, which are often overlooked in traditional leadership discourse.

“Lead Like It Matters” is also very practical. Groeschel offers actionable steps and strategies that you can implement right away. This isn’t just a book of theories; it’s a guide that provides real tools for real leadership challenges.

book review - lead like it matters by Craig Groeschel

 “Lead Like It Matters” is a refreshing, down-to-earth take on leadership.


It’s engaging, insightful, and, most importantly, genuinely helpful. Whether you’re leading a small team or a large organization, there’s something in this book for you. Groeschel’s conversational tone and real-world advice make this a must-read for aspiring and experienced leaders alike.


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