Book Review: The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership By Jenni Catron

I am a keen student of leadership books and I read all leadership books no matter how badly written they are.

I had never heard of Jenni Catron and I chose to read this book simply because I was interested in reading about leadership from someone new to me.

I was particularly interested in understanding what these four dimensions of leadership were and how she came about discovering/ defining them.

The appealing thing to me was that the book was about 240 pages (hardcover) and it should not take longer than 3 days for me to read it. However, there were exercises in the book to help readers assess their leadership skills and assess their leadership styles.

As you may have guessed, these four dimensions are:

  • Heart – Relational Leadership
  • Soul – Spiritual Leadership
  • Mind – Managerial Leadership
  • Strength – Visionary Leadership

I would not go into a full regurgitation of the book but I recommend this book to anyone who is new in reading anything about leadership.

It is not as overwhelming as more established leadership books and it presents a practical approach to developing and enhancing your approach to leadership.

Below are the book description and Author information for those interested.

Book Description

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.

About the Author

Jenni Catron is part of the central leadership team at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. She served for nine years as the executive director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, where she led the staff and oversaw the ministry of its five campuses. Prior to joining Cross Point, she worked as an Artist Development Director in the Christian music industry for nine years. She lives in Menlo Park, California.

You can purchase the book here and here.


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