19 Dec Loneliness is the Penalty of Leadership
Michael teaches from Nehemiah 13 and discusses the exquisite loneliness of leadership and the importance of rest with Stephen Mansfield. // Season 3, Episode 12.
Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times best-selling author and a popular speaker who also leads a media training firm based in Washington, DC.
He first rose to global attention with his groundbreaking book The Faith of George W. Bush, a bestseller that Time magazine credited with helping to shape the 2004 US presidential election. The book was also a source for Oliver Stone’s award-winning film “W.” Mansfield’s The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller. He has written celebrated biographies of Booker T. Washington, George Whitefield, Winston Churchill, Pope Benedict XVI, and Abraham Lincoln, among others. Publishers Weekly described his book, Killing Jesus, as “masterful.”
Stephen’s humorous but fiery Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men has inspired men’s events in the US and abroad. His more recent The Miracle of the Kurds has been selected as “Book of the Year” by Rudaw, the leading Kurdish news service. As a result of this book, Mansfield has become a respected voice in support of the Kurds against the evils of ISIS in the Middle East.
Stephen speaks widely about men, leadership, faith, the lessons of history, and the forces that shape modern culture. He also leads a media training firm, The Mansfield Group, that has worked with top politicians, CEOs, rock stars, major publishing firms, and educational institutions around the world.