Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The Encore Effect by Mark Sanborn
I'm reading The Encore Effect by Mark Sanborn. The author has an easy style, conversational. I made a mistake when I didn't sit down with a highlighter in hand. There are so many passages I should be marking for easy reference because this is a book I'll return to over and over again. In fact, I'll put this book up there with Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life.
Mark Sanborn makes valid points we should already know about how to glorify God in all we do, and uses scripture to back up his words.
Don't be put off with Sanborn's use of the word performance. After all, this is pretty much a book on leadership for people who are judged by their performance. But think about it: we should all be leaders into the Kingdom of God. Performance. Yep...a lot of people are watching us: Our lives should shine like a light, attracting the right kind of attention. This is another way that our good works--our remarkable performances--can glorify God. See Matthew 5:16.
Here's a summary of The Encore Effect:
Everyone wants to make a difference in the world, but most have no idea how to maximize their impact. In The Encore Effect, best-selling author and leadership expert Mark Sanborn provides the answer. He leads readers in six practices that will move them beyond excellence to distinction and from mundane to memorable. These principles guide readers to draw on their passion and devote themselves to preparation, practice, presentation, polishing, and finally, avoiding pitfalls. When readers follow these principles they will find that people are attracted to them. More importantly, they’ll find that they now have an influence over others that can impact lives for eternity. By following the six principles of The Encore Effect, readers can:
Deliver a remarkable performance in everything they do (for the Glory of God)
Elevate the performance of the people they lead and influence (for the Glory of God)
Extend and deepen the impact they have on others—even for eternity. (And the Glory of God)
About the Author:
Mark Sanborn is the best-selling author of The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader. An internationally acclaimed
motivational speaker, Sanborn is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio for leadership development. Having served as president of two national organizations, he regularly keynotes meetings in the United States and abroad—speaking on leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change. He and his family live near Denver, Colorado.
Visit his website here and follow the links to his blog. This book is way too good to pass up. I promise...when you read it, you'll feel motivated and ready to perform... for the Glory of God!