Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.

Brad Lomenick

This book is a game changer for leadership…After hearing so much press and hype about it, I decided to dive into it myself and I assure you it does not disappoint. Author Brad Lomenick captures 20 key habits that all great leaders have in common, based on his 20 plus years of leadership experience and 10 plus years as president and lead visionary of Catalyst. The best thing about this book is that it’s practical! You get into the trenches and the dirt of what real leadership looks like and he invites us to change our habits so that we can change our lives to impact others.

Humble, Hungry, and Hustle is a triple threat position for the ready leader: Humble is internal leadership from the Heart. Hungry is external leadership from the Head. Hustle is expression and extension leadership from the Hands. This book really challenged me to start doing things differently, better, and most importantly to finish STRONG and WELL as a leader. When you get an opportunity I encourage you to get immersed in it for yourself. Until then here are some highlights you can marinate on:

  • The patterns we cultivate shape the person we each become.
  • Be the VARSITY version of you, not the Junior Varsity version of someone else.
  • Pride refuses to be taught. Humility refuses not to be.
  • Your private life determines your public legacy. Public service requires private submission. The depth of your character will determine the vertical depth and horizontal reach of your influence.
  • A habit of faith is essential to your journey as a leader.
  • If you’re not learning, you’re not leading to your full potential. A leader who is through learning is through. If you’re not growing, you’re not going.
  • Do one thing everyday that scares you. What we need is everyday bravery.
  • Fear can be a speed bump, but it should never be a stop sign.
  • Excellence is not perfection; it’s simply giving God your very best. It’s about stewardship.
  • Do you want to be a mushroom or an oak tree? A mushroom takes six days to mature, while an oak tree takes sixty years. God can give you favor instantly, but true influence is gained over time.
  • Faithfulness in the ordinary often leads to the extraordinary.
  • Great leaders are great finishers.
  • If you want to be an expert on something – study it for an hour a day, a few hours per week, over five years.
  • I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. Abraham Lincoln
  • The value of a life is always measured by how much of it was given away.
  • Run toward conflict. Love eating hard conversations “for breakfast.”
  • Leadership is never done in isolation.
  • Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings; he will not serve before obscure men. Proverbs 22:29

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