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You have the capacity to become an extraordinary leader--if you are willing to embrace a deeper definition of leadership and take action to apply it. In The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni Catron, executive church leader and author of Clout, reveals the secrets to standout leadership found in the Great Commandment: "Love the Lord your God with all your hear You have the capacity to become an extraordinary leader--if you are willing to embrace a deeper definition of leadership and take action to apply it. In The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni Catron, executive church leader and author of Clout, reveals the secrets to standout leadership found in the Great Commandment: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Weaving a winsome narrative filled with inspiring real-life stories, hard-won wisdom, and practical applications, Catron unpacks four essential aspects of growing more influential: your heart for relational leadership, your soul for spiritual leadership, your mind for managerial leadership, and your strength for visionary leadership. Leadership isn't easy, but it is possible to move from ordinary to extraordinary. Jenni Catron shows the way.


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You have the capacity to become an extraordinary leader--if you are willing to embrace a deeper definition of leadership and take action to apply it. In The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni Catron, executive church leader and author of Clout, reveals the secrets to standout leadership found in the Great Commandment: "Love the Lord your God with all your hear You have the capacity to become an extraordinary leader--if you are willing to embrace a deeper definition of leadership and take action to apply it. In The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni Catron, executive church leader and author of Clout, reveals the secrets to standout leadership found in the Great Commandment: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Weaving a winsome narrative filled with inspiring real-life stories, hard-won wisdom, and practical applications, Catron unpacks four essential aspects of growing more influential: your heart for relational leadership, your soul for spiritual leadership, your mind for managerial leadership, and your strength for visionary leadership. Leadership isn't easy, but it is possible to move from ordinary to extraordinary. Jenni Catron shows the way.

30 review for The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership: The Power of Leading from Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength

  1. 5 out of 5

    Todd Mckeever

    This was a decent book. I enjoyed the take from somewhat of a biblical take for leadership. I did find myself running into a good thought and feeling like, this can be something. Then as I continued to read that great thought or nugget was never fully developed or basic leadership thoughts started shouting louder, which made the potential good thought feel disappointing. Great book if starting out in leadership, if you have been there for a while, then it may make you go up and down in emotions This was a decent book. I enjoyed the take from somewhat of a biblical take for leadership. I did find myself running into a good thought and feeling like, this can be something. Then as I continued to read that great thought or nugget was never fully developed or basic leadership thoughts started shouting louder, which made the potential good thought feel disappointing. Great book if starting out in leadership, if you have been there for a while, then it may make you go up and down in emotions as there really is some good thoughts here, just not developed as much as I was hoping for. Overall though a good book which is why I gave 3 stars out of 5.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Katie Axelson

    I loved this book! It brought so much clarity to my own leadership style--revealing shortcomings and providing ways to strengthen those weaknesses. It also helped me identify the leadership styles of those around me to better understand where they're coming from, why we often disagree, and how to complement them. If you're in leadership or ever desire to be, this book is a great resource. I loved this book! It brought so much clarity to my own leadership style--revealing shortcomings and providing ways to strengthen those weaknesses. It also helped me identify the leadership styles of those around me to better understand where they're coming from, why we often disagree, and how to complement them. If you're in leadership or ever desire to be, this book is a great resource.

  3. 5 out of 5

    J. Scott Samarco

    Loved it. Great perspective on heart, mind, soul and strength as it relates to leadership. Gave me great insights to continue in this journey of leading others by living an Upward, Inward, Outward life!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    One quiz has reframed my understanding of the leadership differences in my husband and myself and I cannot thank Jenni Catron enough!  The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership presents 4 aspects of leadership heart, mind, strength and soul which ultimately work together to bring any leader from ordinary to extraordinary. Catron's combination of secular and church leadership experiences along with her extensive network of leaders brings together clear explanations of not only why leaders shoul One quiz has reframed my understanding of the leadership differences in my husband and myself and I cannot thank Jenni Catron enough!  The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership presents 4 aspects of leadership heart, mind, strength and soul which ultimately work together to bring any leader from ordinary to extraordinary. Catron's combination of secular and church leadership experiences along with her extensive network of leaders brings together clear explanations of not only why leaders should consider striving for extraordinary leadership, but how to begin the process of growing towards becoming a 4-dimensional leader. Begin with the Extraordinary Leadership Assessment and I think you will find yourself as surprised as I was at how a few questions could pinpoint a leadership style.  If you are looking for more Propel Book Club is discussing this book! Each section of leadership is explained thoroughly.  There are then steps to take towards further developing this aspect of leadership.  What I appreciated most though is that there are warnings surrounding each aspect as well.  Anyone can find it hard to self-assess.  Catron's inclusion of responses from people or thoughts one might have had to be on the lookout for are key to developing each dimension in a healthy way. As a college ministry leader, I found this book to echo many of the leadership resources I've come across with developing millennial generation leaders.  I don't think that it's exclusive to that generation, but if you are at a loss as to how to effectively lead millennials, this is a great starting place!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tim Brady

    I really enjoyed the premise of this book and the beginning section. It was a fresh look at leadership using the greatest commandment to love the Lord with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and how we can use those four areas as a guide in our leadership. I know this is meant to be a Christian leadership book, but I thought the spiritual aspect of it ramped up significantly towards the end which I think makes it less approachable for many leaders. Overall a good read I would recommend I really enjoyed the premise of this book and the beginning section. It was a fresh look at leadership using the greatest commandment to love the Lord with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and how we can use those four areas as a guide in our leadership. I know this is meant to be a Christian leadership book, but I thought the spiritual aspect of it ramped up significantly towards the end which I think makes it less approachable for many leaders. Overall a good read I would recommend.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    Well rounded leadership This book is so great. I feel like I know Jenni from the way she writes and how similarly we seem to be wired. This book is so insightful and challenging in the greatest way! I’d highly recommend anyone who leads in any fashion to read this book and do the soul searching it encourages!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne

    Excellent ...easy to read, very practical and inspiring!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carey

    Good look at balancing leadership from God's perspective. Makes me appreciative for what I have learned from the extraordinary leaders in my life, how I can be praying for them. Good look at balancing leadership from God's perspective. Makes me appreciative for what I have learned from the extraordinary leaders in my life, how I can be praying for them.

  9. 4 out of 5

    George P.

    Jenni Catron, The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership: The Power of Leading from Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength (Nashville: Nelson Books, 2015). Hardcover | Kindle Jesus was once asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” (Mark 12:28). His answer, known as the Great Commandment, was twofold: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” and “Love your neighbor as yourself” (12:30, 31). Je Jenni Catron, The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership: The Power of Leading from Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength (Nashville: Nelson Books, 2015). Hardcover | Kindle Jesus was once asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” (Mark 12:28). His answer, known as the Great Commandment, was twofold: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” and “Love your neighbor as yourself” (12:30, 31). Jenni Catron uses the four dimensions of the Great Commandment to illuminate the nature of leadership and show how ordinary leaders can become extraordinary ones. “[W]hen I consider my life as a leader,” she writes, “it means leading with all of who I am for the benefit of God and others. Leadership requires all of me—my heart, my soul, my mind, and my strength. To not give all of me would be to shortchange God and others of what God has given me.” She uses the four dimensions to define extraordinary leadership: Extraordinary leadership is found in a leader who has searched to discover his or her authentic self and from that place influences others to accomplish great dreams through intentional relationships (heart), spiritual awareness (soul), wise counsel (mind), and relentless vision (strength). Catron recognizes that most leaders operate naturally and best in one dimension more than the others. For example, relationships come more naturally to them than spirituality, counsel, or vision. What comes best to them lends authenticity to their leadership. There is a dark side to this, however. Pushed to an extreme, relationally oriented leaders ignore problems or delay taking action when they must operate out of the other three dimensions, which do not come to them naturally. (The same might be said of leaders for whom spirituality, counsel, and vision come naturally and best.) Extraordinary leaders strive to grow in all four dimensions of leadership. Leadership, Catron reminds us, is a matter of both nature and nurture, both inherent gift and developed talent. Her book outlines how leaders can grow in each of the four dimensions and thus exercise a more holistic form of leadership. Jenni Catron is part of the central leadership team at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. Given her professional expertise and the relative shortness of the book, The 4 Dimensions of Leadership is a good resource for leadership development in the local church, whether at the level of pastoral staff or lay leadership. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions, and the book includes a personal leadership assessment to help readers identify their most natural leadership dimension. This article originally appeared at InfluenceMagazine.com. ----- P.S. If you found my review helpful, please vote “Yes” on my Amazon.com review page.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Joanne Viola

    We may as well say it straight out – Leadership is messy. And we all interact with leadership in some way. Whether it is at work, church, with family, or relationships, our lives are impacted by leadership. If our desire is to lead well, we must continually develop for leadership will require everything of us. In her book, The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership: The Power of Leading from Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength, Jenni Catron explores what it takes to become an extraordinary l We may as well say it straight out – Leadership is messy. And we all interact with leadership in some way. Whether it is at work, church, with family, or relationships, our lives are impacted by leadership. If our desire is to lead well, we must continually develop for leadership will require everything of us. In her book, The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership: The Power of Leading from Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength, Jenni Catron explores what it takes to become an extraordinary leader, one who will call others to also become leaders who accomplish extraordinary things as well. She explains: “Great leadership is rare because it takes work. It takes intentionality. It requires sacrifice. It takes resolve. It involves heartaches, disappointments, and mistakes. It requires apologies. It entails a daily dose of humility. It means relentless growth and frequent failure. Extraordinary leadership isn’t easy, but it is possible. “ She reveals that the secret to extraordinary leadership lies in this verse, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all you strength. The second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31, NLT) If we are going to become extraordinary leaders, then we need to develop in these four areas: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Jenni explains each area with a warmth and understanding which makes application of the principles shared seem effortless. She shares her experiences and quotes from others producing an invaluable resource for any leader. Her words ring true as she writes transparently of her own growth and desire to be all that God has called her to be. The 4 Dimensions is not only a book for leaders to read, but for all of us who long to reach our full potential in and through Christ. I encourage you to take the leadership assessment which she offers. “As a leader, you must commit to constant learning and be a fanatic about it.” May we be committed to our growth because our God is committed to us. All quotes taken from: Catron, J. (2015). The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership: The Power of Leading from Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson. *I was given an advanced reader’s copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Hodgkins

    This book arrived magically, in the post, with no note…it was AWESOME! Book present, YAY! A little digging revealed it was a gift from my ministry to the leadership. I tucked into my new book with no expectations, not knowing the author or the title and discovered a gem. I started walking about reading pieces of it out to team members at work and some of it, I believe, we’ll incorporate into our ethos. The command to love God and others isn’t often translated into liveable practical habits but t This book arrived magically, in the post, with no note…it was AWESOME! Book present, YAY! A little digging revealed it was a gift from my ministry to the leadership. I tucked into my new book with no expectations, not knowing the author or the title and discovered a gem. I started walking about reading pieces of it out to team members at work and some of it, I believe, we’ll incorporate into our ethos. The command to love God and others isn’t often translated into liveable practical habits but this book outlines that in 4 dimensions. Key quotes for me were: "When I consider my life as a leader, it means leading with all of who I am for the benefit of God and others" "Extraordinary leadership is found in a leader who has searched to discover his or her authentic self and from that place influences others to accomplish great dreams through intentional relationships (heart), spiritual awareness (soul), wise counsel (mind), and relentless vision (strength)" "The influence we earn as leaders is not for the purpose of wielding power. It’s for the purpose of loving others enough to help them develop and use their gifts." That last one struck a real cord for me, that’s my dream for everyone. Every one of us has a leadership role at home, work, church and with friends, what a fantastic legacy to leave: loving others and helping others develop! "Leaders must be encouragers. Remember that we as leaders must be dealers in hope." "When compassion drives us, it makes way for humility to lead us." Jenni’s insight into spiritual leadership was wonderful and I’ll be drawing on that chapter going forward! "Our actions should unite us with God when we are involved in our daily activity, just as prayer unites us with Him in our quiet time." Her practical application in the management section is eloquent and I look forward to living it out. All in all a great book!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jalynn Patterson

    About the Book: You have the capacity to become an extraordinary leader—if you are willing to embrace a deeper definition of leadership and take action to apply it. In The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni Catron, executive church leader and author of Clout, reveals the secrets to standout leadership found in the Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Weaving a winsome narrative filled w About the Book: You have the capacity to become an extraordinary leader—if you are willing to embrace a deeper definition of leadership and take action to apply it. In The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni Catron, executive church leader and author of Clout, reveals the secrets to standout leadership found in the Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Weaving a winsome narrative filled with inspiring real-life stories, hard-won wisdom, and practical applications, Catron unpacks four essential aspects of growing more influential: your heart for relational leadership, your soul for spiritual leadership, your mind for managerial leadership, and your strength for visionary leadership. Leadership isn’t easy, but it is possible to move from ordinary to extraordinary. Jenni Catron shows the way. My Review: Authenticity is a HUGE factor in what others will see in you and around you. I know when my husband and I started on this journey in ministering to others one thing that we both agreed on was transparency. We wanted to be completely transparent with others. Sometimes we are probably overabundant in this area and I think that can make those around us very uncomfortable. But we still feel it is very important. The author stresses 4 very important things hat are the foundation of any great or her words "extraordinary" leader. The main thing that I see throughout the book is to ALWAYS give God the glory because after all, that is why we are in the position(s) that we are in in the first place. A great read to help you polish some of your skills. **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the first leadership book I have ever read, and I am so glad I did. As a relatively new leader at work, I am truly struggling. Not with the day to day stuff, but with the people. I am not good with people, I never have been, which is why I am in the area I am in, no patient interaction, don't have to deal with a lot of people, just me and the tubes of blood. As a co-worker, I made very superficial relationships with my cowor I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the first leadership book I have ever read, and I am so glad I did. As a relatively new leader at work, I am truly struggling. Not with the day to day stuff, but with the people. I am not good with people, I never have been, which is why I am in the area I am in, no patient interaction, don't have to deal with a lot of people, just me and the tubes of blood. As a co-worker, I made very superficial relationships with my coworkers. I was in there to do a job and go home. But now as a leader, I need to foster a sense of dependability and trust that the superficial relationships aren't doing. And I have learned that no matter how hard I work at the day to day stuff, that isn't fostering the trust and respect I need from my team. Reading this book showed me where I am lacking and how to work on those areas. There are four parts to leadership the author speaks about: heart, soul, strength and mind. In every one, she explains what it consists of, how to strengthen it, how it looks if you are lacking in the specific area, and how it looks if you are too strong in it. Yes, too much can be a bad thing in this case.  I have been able to read this book and start putting the advice into action. That in itself is what makes it such a great book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Matt B.

    I enjoyed the premise of Jenni Catron's book, that being the importance of a "wholistic" approach to leadership that includes all four parts our person, the heart, soul, mind and strength. While it is certainly a leadership styled book, it is not written in a prescriptive way. Jenni offers something more akin to a diagnostic tool to help you determine what areas you need to work on as a leader, so that you can lead more effectively in whatever you do. It's a great book, a good read, and well wor I enjoyed the premise of Jenni Catron's book, that being the importance of a "wholistic" approach to leadership that includes all four parts our person, the heart, soul, mind and strength. While it is certainly a leadership styled book, it is not written in a prescriptive way. Jenni offers something more akin to a diagnostic tool to help you determine what areas you need to work on as a leader, so that you can lead more effectively in whatever you do. It's a great book, a good read, and well worth your time and energy. Go check it out! This book was provided by http://www.booklookbloggers.com in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Drake Johnston

    Not only does the content contain great philosophies and ideas, there are exercises/questions at the end of each chapter to guide you to think about practical ways to apply the ideas right away. She also references other tools and books which I look forward to reviewing to continue my growth. This was a really good leadership book.. very timely for me and I am grateful!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Haynes

    Jenni Catron's latest book on leadership is excellent. I appreciate how she breaks down the actions of leadership to focus on the four different dimensions of Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind. I enjoyed her authentic and transparent voice and use of personal stories of not only her success but her leadership challenges as well. A good read for anyone looking to develop their leadership skills. Jenni Catron's latest book on leadership is excellent. I appreciate how she breaks down the actions of leadership to focus on the four different dimensions of Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind. I enjoyed her authentic and transparent voice and use of personal stories of not only her success but her leadership challenges as well. A good read for anyone looking to develop their leadership skills.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kelli

    Jenni Catron shares practical insight regarding styles of leadership . I was so encouraged, inspired and I was also able to identify my weak spots and come up with practical ways to grow stronger in those areas. Absolutely a must read!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra

    I received a complimentary copy. This is a great book not only to help you be an excellent leader but to also remind you of who is leading above all. If you have a spiritual side and want to get closer with this topic, this is sure to help.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tod Huston

    Some great leadership insight and some challenging and encouraging words for all kinds of leaders. Catron provides handles for helping understand the type of leader you are and helps you understand the leaders you serve along side

  20. 4 out of 5

    Katie Casey

    An Excellent Take on Leadership Jenni Catron breaks leadership down into 4 elements: heart, soul, mind, and strength; and helps you to discover which area is your strongest and how to lead well using all 4.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jan Brooks

    Loved using Biblical scripture to explore HOW to lead. Jenni's short video sessions available through the Propel Book Club really helped me get the most of out of this book. Loved using Biblical scripture to explore HOW to lead. Jenni's short video sessions available through the Propel Book Club really helped me get the most of out of this book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Bastek

    Great Personal a Development I loved how this book was set up! Finding out how leadership relates to Gods calling in our lives was a fantastic way to end the year 2015!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Erica Mueller

    I love the way Jenni breaks down the aspects of leadership and aligns those with scripture.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Love this book!! It is packed full of practical application based on sound biblical principles. Can't wait to read it again!! Love this book!! It is packed full of practical application based on sound biblical principles. Can't wait to read it again!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Chip

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anna

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  28. 5 out of 5

    Eva Lorenz

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ike Unger

  30. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

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