Leaders Lead, Leaders Read with Dr. Shaunta Scroggins

Dr. Shaunta D. Scroggins

Leaders should be well read, and Dr. Shaunta Scroggins takes on the task of providing reviews and recommendations for good leadership reads on her new podcast. The podcast is called “Leaders Lead, Leaders Read” (LLLR) and emphasizes leadership on every level. As a result, the book reviews include theory and textbook type leadership reads, biographies, and fiction. Leaders should be well read, and that means reading beyond personal preference. Leaders should read for challenge, for growth, and for comfort.

S3E9: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
May 10 2022
S3E9: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
This book is a challenging read primarily because the reader must confront his/her/their feelings on faith, oppressed peoples, and several closely related topics. It is a heady and helpful read, like a guided tour through history and faith, on the theme of a connection between the cross of Jesus Christ and the lynching tree of Black Americans. In this review, we consider every chapter.  The Cross and the Lynching Tree in the Black ExperienceA Reflection on Reinhold NiebuhrMartin Luther King Jr.'s Struggle to Redeem the Soul of AmericaThe Recrucified Christ in Black Literary Imagination"Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep"Conclusion: Legacies of the Cross and the Lynching Tree I encourage every thinking reader to purchase and read -- no, savor -- this book. This is not a book to read for an escape. This is the best kind of self-help book, to help us search our hearts in safety and examine our stances on several topics. You can do it... we can do the work of introspection, reflection, and application for growth and positive change. Faith or no faith, racial tensions or not, there's reality in this book for us all and the levels of empathy that can be born from doing the internal work are amazing to consider. Let me know what you think! Follow the Center for Legacy Driven Leadership on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram @LegacyLeadershipCenter. Join our e-mail list at www.legacydrivenleaders.com.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Send in a voice message:
S3E2: Bounded Choice by Dr. Janja Lalich (Review)
Jan 15 2022
S3E2: Bounded Choice by Dr. Janja Lalich (Review)
Leaders! This episode is the REVIEW of Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults by Dr. Janja Lalich. There are wonderful leadership and organizational leadership lessons for us in this book. There are new terms and concepts to learn for understanding, and written as if in conversation with the author. I hope you will give this book a chance. Don't be afraid to learn more about toxic leadership and systems. Awareness helps us in our prevention and elimination efforts. See more information about Dr. Lalich below.  ________ Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is an international cult and coercion expert. After hearing her contribution to documentaries and podcasts, I thought her the best first guide into the study of cults. We talked about her bounded choice framework, beautifully laid out in her book Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults. Dr. Lalich is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups, with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology and social control, and issues of gender and sexuality. She has been a consultant to educational, mental health, business, media, and legal professionals, as well as having worked with current members, former members, and families of members of controversial groups. Learn more about her work at purchase Bounded Choice, you can go to Amazon or the University of California Press. For assistance on the journey of leaving the cult, controlling groups, and/or coercive relationships, learn more here. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Send in a voice message:
S2E6: The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Aug 2 2021
S2E6: The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. I am so in love with my PBS subscription and ordered this book when I saw the PBS series on The Black Church. It was wonderful! This episode is what I call my "peripheral review" of the book because this is not a leadership book. But as promised, I am sharing how I see a thread of leadership in the book, the history, and the institution of the Black Church. If you claim no loyalty to a faith expression, there is still some value in this episode for you. I want to look at why movements persist over time, from the big idea to varied expressions in society. The short answer is leadership. Men and women who feel a sense of duty and calling to own part of the big idea and move vision forward. People like James Cone, a brilliant voice from the academy and the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church who brought us Black Theology. People like the preachers, justice seekers, and freedom fighters who from the knitted community receive torches to lead us in their areas of influence: entertainment, the sciences, literature, education, and religion.  I hope you'll enjoy this episode, and a little peek into how I think about leadership ideas.  The Leaders Lead, Leaders Read Podcast is sponsored by the Center for Legacy Driven Leadership, where they train the future through leader development and curriculum design. Create a leadership legacy by building leaders now for when you will need them. Stay connected to the Center for Legacy Driven Leadership online at www.legacydrivenleaders.com. Follow on social media @LegacyLeadershipCenter on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Follow Dr. Shaunta Scroggins on Twitter and Instagram. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Send in a voice message: