This week I have the awesome privilege to have Dan Black on the podcast to share some things about his new book, The Leadership Mandate. This is for more than just people that have a traditional leadership role – it is for all of us. We’ll dive into specifics like communication and passion.

Dan Black is an author and blogger at He has been writing about leadership for over 4 years, is an avid reader and listener of everything related to leadership. You can also connect with him on Twitter.

Scripture Passage

(Daniel 1:8) But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. (KJV)

(Daniel 1:19-20) And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. (KJV)

Plug of the Week

This is a new segment in the podcast where I’ll be sharing some website resource, book, podcast, etc. that I feel can be very useful or helpful to you.

This week I would like to highlight Dan Miller and the 48 Days community:

  • Community
  • 48 Days Podcast
  • 48 Days Store (affiliate link)

Interview with Dan Black

In the interview, Dan shares several things about leadership, especially communication and passion. Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • What is the book about?
  • Who is the book for?
  • Why is this book needed?
  • I like that you include “reflection questions” and “action steps” for each chapter
  • What is leadership?
  • What are the 5 areas of influence?
  • What are some benefits of working with your passions?

Do you have any questions for Dan? How do you view yourself as a leader?

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