The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make


Most people who find themselves in positions of leadership have little or no training for the role. They simply continue to make the same old mistakes. This leadership classic reveals the most common errors that leaders consistently make – regardless of training or age – and the way to stop these bad habits from undermining their positive talents and accomplishments.

Whether you are leading a company, a ministry, a Girl Scout troop, or your family, The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make is a must-read for anyone who wants to lead others effectively.

“If you’re like me, you’ve grown weary of the published cookie-cutter approaches on how to lead effectively. And so has Hans Finzel. He drills to the core of the current issues on effective leadership.”
-Charles R. Swindoll, author and president of Dallas Theological Seminary

“This is one of the most practical books on leadership I have in my own library. If you are serious about becoming a better leader, you will want to read this book.”
-John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and founder of the INJOY Group

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This Book is Good For...

This book is great for leaders and good for everyone. Correcting these ten mistakes will make you the best employee, boss, or other leader.

How I Use this Book to make disciples

A simple book with simple, clear content that will cut right to the chase of ten critical mistakes leaders make. I ask disciples to connect Biblical truths and verses to each of Finzel’s mistakes/corrections.

It can easily be read in one week but it might take two to connect all the truths with Finzel’s book. I review connections and thoughts after a complete read of the book.

I love the enduring nature of this seasoned book. I love its simplicity. I love its truth.

Real Life Story

I bought this book after a presentation by John Maxwell on leadership a long, long time ago. I have read it at least five times – not as a part of discipleship. It keeps me on track. It refines me. It reminds me. I am such a better leader for the content. Now, even better, every leader around me has consumed this book and we hold our vision and leadership accountable to its timeless truths. A super win for me.

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This book pairs well with Good to Great and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

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