The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future

9 Surprising Ways Leadership is Changing

by Clay Scroggins

On Sale: 2022-01-11

Price: $24.99

Book Summary

In The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future, Clay Scroggins provides nine axioms that help you grow and develop into the leader people need today. Clay dispels several of the myths of what makes a great leader, showing why the process of becoming is always less fulfilling than being because it takes time--and is often learned through failure.

About the Book

Leadership is not what it used to be and not what it once was. Too many leaders today are calibrated for a world that no longer exists. And people are demanding something so much different in leaders of today. Like a new house outfitted with the greatest VHS system on the planet, too many leaders are addressing today's problems with the style and substance of yesterday's leadership.

In The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future, author Clay Scroggins uncovers nine counterintuitive axioms of leadership that will help leaders adapt to the rate of change while becoming today's version of a leader worth following. For every principle of leadership, there is a counter principle that only those knee-deep in the mess of everyday life can understand. With the rapid nature of change happening today, these counter principles provide a new way forward for today's leaders.

With disarming candor and simplicity, Clay dispels several age-old myths of what makes a great leader, showing why the old way needs updating. Today's leaders rarely feel ready to lead, don't always have the right people on the bus, and are more willing to be vulnerable even when they don't have the answers. The way forward requires an understanding of the past, a conviction of what's at stake today, and a vision for how different tomorrow will be.

There is a moment coming in your life that will require great leadership. Whether or not you're able to rise to the occasion will be determined by how much you understand the substance and style of leadership required for today. Good news, though. You don't have to wait for tomorrow's leadership challenge to begin. As soon as you're ready to see it and accept it, leading like this and not like that can start today!


'Everyone knows leadership is changing. But being able to paint a dependable picture of the future of leadership isn't easy. And Clay Scroggins does just that. This is a book you'll want to keep close to you for a long time to come!'

'A lively and refreshing take on what leaders must do in the days ahead. You will be challenged. You will laugh out loud. You will find yourself wanting to be a better version of yourself. Grab a copy and find a new bounce in your step.'

'You can gain wisdom as a young leader in two ways. It can come to you as a gift, or you can gain it as some expensive lesson from a series of unfortunate mistakes. This book delivers wisdom as a gift. The insights in it will save you years of trial and error and countless costly mistakes.'

'Leadership is changing. Clay does a tremendous job of describing the future of leadership in a practical, biblical, and entertaining way. As a leader who wants to help intentionally guide the future, I know I will put these principles into practice.'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780310124450
  • ISBN 10: 031012445X
  • Imprint: Zondervan
  • On Sale: 2022-01-11
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price: $24.99
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2022-01-11
  • Trim Size: 145.000mm x 221.000mm x 18.000mm
  • Weight: 344.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Leadership
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Professional Growth
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Church / Leadership
  • Category 4 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / General