The Hospitable Leader (Hardcover)

Create Environments Where People and Dreams Flourish

By Terry A. Smith

Bethany House Publishers, 9780764232145, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

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Successful leaders today don't dictate; they invite. They don't dismiss; they welcome. They don't neglect; they care. Now more than ever we must pay attention to the soft side of leadership if we want hard results. As leaders--from parents to CEOs--we must learn gracious leadership to truly, positively, change our spheres of influence.

In this passionate, powerful book, pastor and leadership mentor Terry Smith fleshes out five vital principles you need to become a hospitable leader. He shows that this type of leadership is not superficial niceness or allowing people to do whatever they want. Hospitable leadership is result-oriented because it's motivated by genuine love. It's how you create environments where people and dreams can thrive, where vision turns to action, and where great things happen regularly. Here is everything you need to become the type of leader people want to follow.

About the Author

Terry A. Smith has served as lead pastor of The Life Christian Church in the New York City metropolitan area for twenty-seven years. TLCC is a nondenominational faith community known for its vibrant diversity and robust leadership culture, with people from more than 132 distinct communities in the New York City metro area participating in the life of the church. Terry is a cofounder of The New York City Leadership Center. A gifted communicator, Terry speaks in a variety of venues nationally and internationally and is the author of Live Ten: Jump-Start the Best Version of Your Life. He holds a bachelor of science in organizational management (church studies) and a master of arts in organizational leadership. Terry has been married to Sharon for thirty-five years, and they have three adult children: Sumerr, Caleb, and Christian.