Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership [Paperback]

By Samuel D. Rima (Author)
Our Price $ 23.50  
Retail Value $ 25.00  
You Save $ 1.50  
Item Number 144813  
Buy New $23.50
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership by Samuel D. Rima...

Too many stories have been told of successful leaders who fail in their private lives and consequently neutralize their vocational achievements. Leadership expert Sam Rima believes the time has come for leaders to exercise the same skill and degree of leadership in their personal lives as they do in their organizations. Despite strong advances in organizational leadership, a key growth area is still lacking for many: self-leadership. Addressing this evident need, Rima offers practical implementation of essential leadership principles and discusses the emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual aspects of self-leadership. Pastors, church leaders, and all Christians who serve in positions of leadership or authority will benefit from Rima's insights. Leading from the Inside Out is also a useful tool for leadership classes, as well as church boards and denominational leaders who want to help those they oversee prevent personal failures. The book includes a study guide and a Self-Leadership Workshop at the end of each chapter.

Publishers Description
Encourages and equips those in authority to master self-leadership principles and realize their full leadership potential.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Baker Books
Pages   255
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2000
Publisher   Baker Books
ISBN  0801091047  
ISBN13  9780801091049  

Availability  2 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 21, 2016 11:56.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Samuel D. Rima

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Samuel D. Rima serves as a senior pastor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is the founder and president of Leadership Formation Services, Inc., and is coauthor with Gary L. McIntosh of Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Leadership
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Church Institutions & Organizations

Christian Product Categories
Books > Church & Ministry > Church Life > General

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership?

Tolerable but unremarkable...  Feb 14, 2008
I like leadership books, and I was fully expecting to enjoy this one. Though I didn't find it to be particularly problematic or irritating, it was decidedly unremarkable. I don't think that Rima offered many, if any, new ideas that haven't already been addressed more thoroughly or more compellingly in other leadership books.

The main idea of the book is that leaders (and this book is really written to pastors, though the author pretends that its audience is more diverse) need to take care of their own character and personal junk before trying to lead an organization like the church. He offers a handful of examples of fallen leaders to point out that those who are not conscientious to get their own lives in order are prone to very public and destructive falls from leadership prominence, no matter how strong their leadership capacity might otherwise be. This primary premise is solid and hard to refute.

After making the case for self-leadership and describing a rather contrived, if potentially helpful, process for defining some personal values and goals into what he calls a personal constitution, Rima spends the second half of the book explaining the specific areas where leaders need to proactively pursue self-leadership: spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual venues. Again, there is nothing controversial or particularly groundbreaking about any of these categories. Rima is right to suggest that leaders need to attend to these areas of their lives. The problem is that he offers nothing new or particularly challenging.

Where Rima is most helpful is when he gets more specific. For instance, in his call to life-long learning, he describes the value that he gains from reading biographies of all sorts of people. Though I have often heard leadership gurus lay out the challenge that leaders need to be readers, I've not heard someone so specifically explicate the potential value of the genre of biography, which I rarely, if ever, read. I am intrigued to consider which biographies I might like to investigate over the next year or so.

I also appreciated his willingness to do a little soap-box sermonizing, especially regarding the stupor that television has beset upon the modern evangelical community. Church leaders would do well to consider the challenge that Rima offers to seriously curtail the amount of television that we invest as an all-too-normal part of American life.

Less helpful was his near-obsession with physical appearance, which bordered on some form of vanity. Though he promotes physical well-being in a way that causes overweight folks like myself to ponder, I think he goes a bit overboard. He slams the church for using food as an instrument of celebration, but any understanding of sociology and even biblical accounts suggests that food is and always has been a completely natural and even holy part of Christian celebration. Heaven is described as a feast with its obvious analogy of consuming good food, so to suggest that the church would be better off to celebrate God's work while avoiding food seems to point us away from one of the best gifts that God has given us. Though food, like all good things, can become an idol or an addiction, it is no healthy corrective measure to suggest its complete avoidance within church practices.

Overall, this book is fine, if largely benign. There is little that is particularly helpful and nothing that seems especially detrimental. For a better leadership book for church leaders, read Bill Hybels' "Courageous Leadership."

Write your own review about Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Self-Leadership

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy