Consequential Leadership: 15 Leaders Fighting for Our Cities, Our Poor, Our Youth and Our Culture, By Mac Pier

Consequential Leadership

15 Leaders Fighting for Our Cities, Our Poor, Our Youth and Our Culture

by Mac Pier
Foreword by Bob Buford
Afterword by Kevin Palau

Consequential Leadership
  • Length: 219 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: May 15, 2012
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3792
  • ISBN: 9780830837922

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Are we living in challenging times? Yes. But people can and do make a difference.

Here are the stories of fifteen entrepreneurial leaders doing just that. Drawn from church, business, government and non-profit sectors, these world-class visionaries and activists offer examples that motivate and principles to imitate.

Their stories show that mature networks of leaders and organizations can offer opportunities to a new generation of young people, change communities ravaged by HIV/AIDS, reach new groups of people with the message of hope--and more.

If you see a need and want to contribute your own consequential leadership, this book is for you.

"Consequential Leadership is an important read for leaders who want to make a world-changing difference for God. The leaders in the book and their stories have literally changed the trajectory of communities, cities and nations."

Dr. Floyd Flake, senior pastor, The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York

"I appreciate Mac and his diligent quest to understand New York City and help the church there communicate the gospel in a relevant way. He has a long history of promoting widespread prayer for N.Y.C. He is a key influence in advancing the kingdom in cities."

Steve Douglass, president, CRU

"Mac Pier clearly demonstrates in this book the importance and impact of God-inspired leadership, which is desperately needed in my part of the world--Sweden, Scandinavia and throughout Europe."

Tomas Brunegård, CEO, Stampen Group; chairman, Swedish Newspaper Publishers' Association; first vice president, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

"Great leaders are as interested in significance as they are in success. In Consequential Leadership, Mac Pier profiles fifteen leaders we all want to emulate--great names including W. Wilson Goode Sr., Frances Hesselbein, Luis Palau and Richard Stearns. All are servant leaders whose lives are committed to giving back, locally as well as globally. They are activists, preachers and CEOs. They have created foundations, planted churches, furthered the cause of peace and improved the lives of thousands of people. Read this book--it will inspire you to open your world and become a leader of consequence."

Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Great Leaders Grow

"The God-stories contained in these biographical sketches will encourage you to see and embrace the God-story of your life."

D. G. Elmore, Chairman, Board of Directors, The Navigators; Chairman, Elmore Companies, Inc.

"I sense that we are in urgent times where leaders must steward their God-given passion to impact the world. Mac Pier has articulated examples of stewards impacting their world."

Raymond H. Harris, RHA Architects, Dallas

"Consequential Leadership forces us to look inward to find the strength to lead courageously. It moves us to look outward on the plight of society and act with biblical compassion. And it inspires us to look upward in prayer for God's empowering presence. Mac Pier has done it again!"

David D. Ireland, author of The Skin You Live In

"Leadership matters. The leaders in this book have made an extraordinary difference in their churches, communities and cities. I applaud their impact and invite you to read this book and discover your own leadership assignment."

Rev. Bill Hybels, Chairman Founder, Willow Creek Association

"This book is a study of what has already taken place through several consequential leaders, but it is also a challenge to every Christ-follower to continue and multiply that work."

From the afterword by Kevin Palau, president, Luis Palau Association

"In Consequential Leadership, Mac Pier has done us a great service by bringing forth the stories of great entrepreneurs who have crossed over from politics, business and other fields to form a vanguard that may yet bring us back from what the ever-wise David Brooks calls 'a crisis of legitimacy.' These tales are a call to action for all of us."

From the foreword by Bob Buford, author of Halftime

"Lots of solid, in-depth information and inspiration for readers who want to be leaders or need some sharpening. Recommended."

Neil Bartlett, CBA Retailers + Resources, August 2012


Foreword by Bob Buford
1. Introduction: Consequential Times
2. Tim Keller: Grace
3. Luis Palau: Festival!
4. A. R. Bernard: Culture
5. Glenn Smith: Shalom
6. Richard Stearns: Rescue
7. Ajith Fernando: Suffering
8. Frances Hesselbein: Sacrifice
9. Wilson Goode: Equality
10. George Gallup Jr: Belonging
11. Brenda Salter McNeil: Reconciliation
12. Alan and Katherine Barnhart: Obedience
13. Bob Doll: Strategy
14. Jim Mellado and Steve Bell: Team
15. Conclusion: Consequential Leadership: The Difference One Person Can Make
Afterword by Kevin Palau
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Mac Pier

Mac Pier is president and founder of the New York City Leadership Center and has hosted a half dozen urban consultations for 10,000 leaders since 1995. He is the author of The Power of a City at Prayer.