During the past thirty five years, few people have shaped evangelicals’ vision for the church as decisively as Bill Hybels. And, after thirty five. In Axiom: The Language of Leadership, author Bill Hybels divulges the ‘Fight for Your Family’)Axiom brokers accessible wisdom from one leader’s journey. Bill Hybels started Willow Creek Community Church in It is probably the most influential church in the United States and also one of the.

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I had been told by far bkll many friends to count that I should read this book. Hybels founded the church after surveying the community and designing Sunday morning services for non-believers, with services for believers held on another day.

Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs

I do realize that there has been some controversy with Bill Hybels and his leadership recently. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

No, we’d just be getting started. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book: I actually jotted down some notes on my iPod while I was listening. Leaders traffic in idea creation.

Six weeks is enough time to gather the right team and push hybrls ball down the field a ways. You may find the need to pause and ponder and pray and this book really allowed me to take it at my own pace, to absorb the rich lessons that Bill Hybels wanted to share out of his numerous years in ministry and in following God.

Axiom by Bill Hybels | Tomorrows Reflection

The difference between great communication and not-so-great communication often comes down to where you place the bad news. It’s a boo I love the structure of the book. I also like this genre because it allows one to read in bites. I’ve borrowed many of these lines and use them on a weekly basis.

Having read it once, I really need to go back through it, pencil in hand. I would guess, though, that some which I felt were common sense were gold for others and vice ver I had been told by far too many friends to count that I should read this book. This is a book worth many times its retail price; the many many gems gleamed from years of experience and the related tears and pain are now available through an extremely engaging presentation.

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Not only does Bill have a passion for the local church but also a passion for business and mentorship. I’m sure a pastor or some other person actually in leadership at the church might have a comp This book was passed out a year ago to teachers after an appreciation service for teachers.

Apr 30, Craig rated it it was amazing. I jive with Hybels here, if you’ve made a mistake in a business then investors don’t necessarily want your head on a platter, they want to know that you’ve now learned from those mistakes and won’t make them again.

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.

Or even if you’re not looking for leadership tips. It’s also a great book to give your team. This is the personal blog of Jeremy Jernigan. Oriented toward four key leadership categories 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.

So, it’s obviously not a book that must be read from cover to cover, and having done that, I will probably only dip into it for relevant chapters from this time forward. This is a must read for all leaders!

Nevertheless, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to grow in his or her leadership abilities. I’m definitely more equipped to lead well after reading this book.

Book Review: Axiom By Bill Hybels – MicroCapClub

InHybels launched Willow Creek Association, a not-for-profit organization that equips, inspires, and empowers leaders around the world. The best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate what philosophies cause them to do so. Apr 03, Mike rated it liked it Shelves: Thank you for all you guys invested into our church this year! This book is a treasure trove of easily digestible leadership wisdom from one of the greatest leaders of the evangelical world today!


I’m sure a pastor or some other person actually in leadership at the church might have a completely different view. Since my first encounter with Hybels aroundI’ve been a student and fan.

Each proverb basically stands on its own, so there isn’t a connecting theme throughout the book. He gives his philosophies about proper communication, how to run meetings, etc.

I highly recommend this book. I would recommend it for anyone in leadership.

Honestly, I’m a Hybels fan To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That’s one thing I wish I did more as a young leader, was read more, particularly books like this! The focus is certainly on church leadership, but there is a lot of good advice in here for anyone.

If you can’t answer “Yes” to all three things, then don’t do it.

Book Review: Axiom By Bill Hybels

Enjoyed each proverbs and the revelation that came. I’ve been an eager student of Bill Hybels leadership tenets for over a decade when I first attended Global Leadership Summit, as a volunteer at a Northern California satellite location which just happened to be at the church I attended.

This review is not the place to discuss the pros and cons of WillowCreek-style churches, but my guess is that most pastors will feel like Hybels relates better to a Fortune company than to a local church of average size. Also, Hybels really demonstrates his commitment to a model of church heavily infuenced by business models.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. He presents his “axioms” in 76 tersely-written, amply-illustrated chapters that average 2 pages in length. Goodreads helps you keep track of books hybeels want to read. If you’re looking for some leadership principles that are solid, relevant, deep, and easy to apply, this book is for you!