Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Book Review: Flock by Tom Roy


If you are interesting in learning to lead like the Chief Shepherd, then Flock is for you. 

In Tom Roy's latest book, he details wisdom and insight learned from over 45 years of ministry and coaching. In what he has termed "Shepherd Leadership," Roy shows you how to use Kingdom principals to help you lead your flock like a shepherd. Filled with inspirational quotes, Scripture passages, and an abundance of helpful guidance and direction, Flock might change how you view your role as a leader. 

Transformational leadership is not a new term, but Roy takes it to a different level as he talks about "Shepherd Leadership." It becomes more than inspiring your team to strive beyond expectations to work toward a shared vision. It becomes about leading, feeding, caring for, and protecting your flock, building that trusting relationship that transcends mere manager and employee relationships. Because leaders are more than just managers. 

As a fellow Christian, I was interested in what Roy had to say on this topic and how it might help me become a better leader. While I understand this is a short book, I have to admit his authentic, conversational style and how he approached leadership development captured me right away, and I continued flipping page after page until the very end. I can't say that usually happens for me with leadership books. 

I've never really thought about personal mission statements, but I am going to work on mine. I feel it will help me discover what I need to work on and focus on what I really am about as a leader. I love how Roy talked about being responsive, engaged, authentic, and loyal. I thought his surprise mid-book was a great idea as well. 

Flock is a book you need to keep handy so that it can continue to inspire and motivate you on your leadership journey. Highly recommended!

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B089M61PDJ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (June 6, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 120 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8645083878

I received a free copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

You can visit Tom Roy's website at or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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