The Shaping of an Effective Leader: Eight Formative Principles of Leadership (IVP)—written by college president Gayle D. Beebe—builds a pyramid of leadership principles covering eight major topics: Character; Competence ; Chemistry; Culture and Context; Compatability and Coherence; Convictions; Connections; and Contribution (or purpose). The book draws from Beebe’s own leadership experience, as well as his study with management guru Peter Drucker.

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Another excellent book for leaders is Gayle Beebe’s new volume The Shaping of an Effective Leader (InterVarsity Press). Subtitled Eight Formative Principles of Leadership, the book draws on the author’s experience as a Christian college president to suggest a pyramid of leadership principles.

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