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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Axiom by Bill Hybels. PMThe best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate the philosophies that cause them to do so.
Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, good leaders can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions w PMThe best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate the philosophies that cause them to do so. Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, good leaders can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with the ease of reciting their home address.
In Axiom: author Bill Hybels divulges the God-given convictions that have dictated his leadership strategy for more than three decades as senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Oriented toward four key leadership categories Axiom brokers accessible wisdom from one leader's journey, as well as emboldens you to nail down the reasons why you lead like you lea Get A Copy.
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To ask other readers questions about Axiom , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs. Aug 31, Molly rated it it was amazing Shelves: wow-these-are-amazing-books.
I would highly recommend this book! If you're looking for some leadership principles that are solid, relevant, deep, and easy to apply, this book is for you! Or even if you're not looking for leadership tips. Read this book anyway. View all 4 comments. I've read a few of Bill Hybels' books now, and a few things are blindingly obvious. The man is fired up about, I think just three things the local church, evangelism and leadership well possibly sailing as well but he's not written a book on that yet.
Axiom is one on leadership. It reads quick as it is essentially his leadership proverbs, truths discovered over his years as senior pastor at Willow Creek and digested into bite size chunks. You can either read this book start to finish as I did I've read a few of Bill Hybels' books now, and a few things are blindingly obvious. You can either read this book start to finish as I did or dip in and out and follow different leadership paths as the book connects up different leadership lessons.
Both would work, but I'm a front to back kind of reader. It seems to me that Bill is the ultimate CEO style church leader, no question this guy could lead a major corporation and although this is not the only leadership style there is still so much to learn that would help me become a better leader.
Having read it once, I really need to go back through it, pencil in hand. If you're a leader or aspire to leadership then this is a great book to read, it will sharpen your thinking no end, give you great insights into many leadership challenges and battles and set you thinking with renewed energy about how to advance in your area of leadership.
Jan 11, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: again-and-again , , , Since my first encounter with Hybels around , I've been a student and fan. I've listened to hundreds of hours of his material and count him among those who've influenced my thinking. While few of the axioms listed in this book were new to me, I still appreciate the fact that he collected them in one place.
I've borrowed many of these lines and use them on a weekly basis. For example, "umbrella of mercy" or "vision leaks" are phrases I use almost daily. One that was new for me?
Six by six exe Since my first encounter with Hybels around , I've been a student and fan. Six by six execution. The idea of pushing on one project for six weeks makes a great deal of sense to me. Six months? No way. Too long. Six days? No, we'd just be getting started. Six weeks is enough time to gather the right team and push the ball down the field a ways. I also like this genre because it allows one to read in bites.
I found that I read this book in pieces and, yes, I was one who bopped around by using the links from each chapter; I did not read it beginning to end. Apr 03, Mike rated it liked it Shelves: reading-list. I thought Axiom was ok, but honestly, I felt like it was getting long towards the end. Some of his "leadership proverbs" I had heard before, although there were a few stand out ones for me I've listed a few below.
I suspect that this is the kind of book you probably revisit every so often to pull out a good nugget of truth for whatever leadership stage you find yourself in. Some highlights of newer info for me : Six-By-Six Execu I thought Axiom was ok, but honestly, I felt like it was getting long towards the end. Are We Still Having Fun? Read All You Can There are a lot of great thoughts in this book, and I the ones I have heard, at least now I'm hearing from the source as opposed to second hand.
I would recommend it for anyone in leadership. It just didn't blow me away. Jan 08, Wayne rated it it was ok. Hybels writing style is not enjoyable.
Though readable, it's often boring. Also, Hybels really demonstrates his commitment to a model of church heavily infuenced by business models. In some respects, this book was not overly helpful for those who are not in multi-staff, massive ministries. Some chapters were better than others more helpful and could perhaps be extracted for teaching purposes, but on the whole I would not recommend this book.
Dec 30, Jeff rated it it was amazing Shelves: book-list. This is in my Top 5 of all-time favorite leadership books. It's a great resource of leadership insights from a great leader. It's also a great book to give your team. Highly recommend it. Nov 14, Emil Bredahl rated it it was amazing. An exellent book that I truly enjoyed. Brief, high-level snippets of wisdom I like mottos and word pictures to communicate concepts and experiences.
This is exactly what is provided here, from the author's extensive leadership experience. Each chapter is brief enough to read one or two daily over time, or to read through over a long weekend to clarify new vision and key actions. I left the weekend with a "Six by Six. I tried to read it a year or two ago and it could not hold my attention. This weekend, it was exactly what I needed Brief, high-level snippets of wisdom I like mottos and word pictures to communicate concepts and experiences.
This weekend, it was exactly what I needed. Four stars for the perfect timing, clarity of communication and giving me a few actionable takeaways. This wonderful read contains 76 leadership axioms with page explanations and descriptions for each.
Book Review: Axiom By Bill Hybels
Drawing on thirty years of leadership experience, Hybels unpacks the leadership mantras that have guided his course. Over 75 proverbs are divided into four categories: vision and strategy, teamwork I walked right past this on the book table, thinking Hybels had run out of things to say and settled on rehashing little tidbits. Books of trite little sayings annoy me.
Book Review: Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs, by Bill Hybels
I just fished reading Axiom by Bill Hybels with a handful of the leadership team at Central. In it, Bill compiles thirty plus years of ministry and leadership insights into short little phrases. Each chapter captures an idea and gives some perspective on why Bill lives by it. Taken collectively it is a very practical look at leadership in the trenches.
Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs
I am part of a book club that meets at a local church Tuesday mornings at 6am with a dozen local executives and small business owners. Most of the books we read are business books with a Christian theme. His church has grown to be one of the largest churches in the country. My local church had the pleasure of having Bill Hybels speak a few months back. Not only does Bill have a passion for the local church but also a passion for business and mentorship. Hybels has lead Willow Creek Church for over three decades grow from just a few to over 25, in weekly attendance. In this book, Bill Hybels talks about 76 Axioms leadership proverbs that helped him to grow the church and also mentor hundreds of pastors and business leaders.