I was very interested to read this book by O.S. Hawkins, entitled, VIP: How to Influence with Vision, Integrity, and Purpose.
This book really intrigued me because I believe the 3 areas Hawkins talks about are vital to effective leadership. If a leader, or anyone wishes to influence others they must exhibit vision, integrity and show purpose.
Hawkins has been a pastor and is presently the leader / President of GuideStone Financial Resources.
Mr. Hawkins is guided by his faith as a follower of Christ, and he uses his faith as a guide and shares that with the reader. He also refers to scripture to help prove and demonstrate his points about influencing others.
In order to help the reader understand his points, Mr. Hawkins uses stories from the Bible, along with personal stories and illustrations to help the reader better move forward in the challenge of leading and influencing others.
While the book is only 116 pages, it is not necessarily a quick read. It is meant for the reader to consider and muse on the various points Mr. Hawkins has made.
Overall, I found this to be a helpful book as I move forward in leadership. It would also make a nice Father's Day present, since that holiday is fast approaching.
I received this book from Booklookbloggers.com in exchange for an honest review.