Listen as pastor Taylor Field (Graffiti Church, New York City) talks about his ministry, his new book, and a provocative anecdote from missions history. Find out what he says is the unifying trait of upside-down leaders, or “unleaders.”
Taylor Field’s latest book is Upside-Down Leadership: Rethinking Influence and Success. In this fascinating study, Field creatively challenges readers to flip conventional thinking on leadership upside down. He offers 10 principles, or antiprinciples, of his own and provides diverse illustrations from the lives and writings of biblical persons, great missionaries, other historic servant leaders, and contemporary witnesses. Chapter titles include: “Forget Results,” “Associate with Losers,” “Get Off the Cutting Edge,” and “Become a Nobody.”
Taylor Field pastors a church that welcomes about 100 people on Sundays to the same storefront location, after 25 years (graffitichurch.org). Weekdays, Taylor frequently works with people some might label underachievers. He knows few influencers and has goals other than career advancement, a new church site, his books on the New York Times best-seller list, or a jam-packed speaking schedule. Taylor serves with Graffiti Community Ministries in the Lower East Side (Manhattan) in New York City.