What makes a good leader? Is it education? Must a leader spend years on a field of discipline? Is a leader determined by the titles that they hold?
Author and seasoned leader, Rob Manning connects life experiences and God's leadership manual, the Bible, to develop a top-tier leadership pathway. He created a 30-day study guide for God-centered servant leadership in his book, Top Tier Leadership: A Thirty Day Leadership Journey.
Manning follows three imperatives to leadership: Do the right thing. Know the right thing to do. Find joy in all you do. These imperatives are all anchored in the truths laid out for us in the scriptures. Each imperative is followed with attributes that create a clear and easy guide for leaders to conduct themselves in the corporate setting, at church, their family, or wherever they are tasked with the responsibility of leadership.
In Top Tier Leadership, Manning leverages his own life experiences and leadership successes to drive in essential lessons in leadership to his readers. In this book, he talks about his early exposure to the workforce at a summer job in a tobacco field and his many roles in the private and public energy sectors. All of these job and life experiences, along with the scripture, has shaped how Manning has approached his own leadership style.
This book is for those who are called to lead whether in the corporate world, in the church, in the communities, or at home. It is a guide that provides foundational skills that will serve you as you lead.
Top Tier Leadership is also for followers. Whether you are aspiring to be a leader someday or if you are called to support leaders. This book provides helpful insights to understand leadership and function in your vital role as a follower.
Top Tier Leadership is a book that links your Christian walk with your leadership as Manning puts it, "The world knows how to build good leaders. The body of Christ knows how to shape men and women into servant leaders who seek God's will. A select few leaders find a way to balance both."
“If you are a leader, you need this book. It lays out a clear path of success and integrity as you lead YOUR employees, or group, or even friends at school. If you aspire to be a leader, you need this book.”
—Katrina Palmer White, Amazon Reader's Review
Rob Manning led thousands of men and women at Duke Energy, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Electric Power Research Institute. He retired after nearly forty years in the electric power industry, though he still serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Manning is the President of One Heart Global Ministries, an Ecuadorian-focused mission organization. Rob and his wife, Susan, remain active at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Rob serves as a deacon, teaches Sunday school, and sings in the church choir.