Mike Bonem

About Mike Bonem

Mike Bonem is an author, consultant, speaker, church leader, businessman, husband and father. He loves to help ministries and their leaders grow in effectiveness to reach their God-given potential. He is the author or co-author of three Leadership Network books: In Pursuit of Great and Godly Leadership, Leading from the Second Chair, and Leading Congregational Change. In his consulting, Mike works with congregations, denominational bodies, and other ministries to discern God’s vision, initiate healthy change, translate vision into results, and build high-performing teams. He has spoken across the country and internationally on topics related to ministry leadership and congregational effectiveness.

Mike has a breadth of experience in ministry and business. He served for 11 years on a church staff as executive pastor.  His business endeavors have included consulting as a senior manager with McKinsey & Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, and senior leadership roles in two environmental service companies. Mike obtained his M.B.A. degree, with distinction, from Harvard Business School, after having obtained a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Rice University. Mike and his wife Bonnie have been married for almost 30 years and have four children.

We Can Do Better Than “Win or Go Home”



This is the third of several blogs inspired by NCAA basketball’s “March Madness” championship tournament. As described in my previous blog, a few basketball players will become instant heroes when they hit a winning shot during March madness. But for every one person who makes the highlight reel, there will be several who walk off the […]

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard



One of the books that has been on my reading list for two years is Chip and Dan Heath’s Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. I read it over the Christmas break, and wish I hadn’t waited so long. It’s one of the best books on change that I have ever read. The […]

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