Development of Others

BOOK REVIEWS

The strength of our Book Reviews collection lies in the categorical breakdown that we have created for you below. We have divided the most common ministry design issues into categories so that you can more easily find the solution that you are looking for. Our eventual goal is to have an in-depth review for every book that will give you further assistance in discovering the reading pathway that can lead you to the solutions to the ministry issues you may be facing.


LEADERSHIP |

Development of Others

  • Amplified Leadership: 5 practices to establish influence, build people, and impact others for a lifetime

    by Dan Reiland. Publisher: Charisma House.
  • 48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal

    by Dan Miller. Publisher: B&H Books.

    Focuses on helping people find their place in God’s economy.

  • 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time

    By Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram

    Be present, connect more effectively, all while being as productive as possible

    5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There’s Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. This revolutionary text introduces you to the five different gears, or mindsets, that carry you through various facets of your day. These include:

    • First gear—when you fully rest and recharge
    • Second gear—when you connect with family or friends without the involvement of work
    • Third gear—when you are socializing
    • Fourth gear—when you are working and multi-tasking
    • Fifth gear—when you are fully focused and ‘in the zone,’ working without interruption

    Using these gears consistently allows you to bring a new level of relational intelligence to your life that offers a competitive advantage in our task-driven world.

    All too often people go through life without truly connecting—and can, as a result, miss out on experiences and relationships that have the power to bring them great joy. By understanding how the five gears presented in this engaging book work, you can improve your ability to connect with the world around you.

    • Explore why some people stay disconnected from the people and events around them, and why others always seem to have a deep connection to their friends, family, and surroundings
    • Learn how to set triggers and markers that help you shift into the right gears at the right time, which will increase your relational dynamics and make you more productive.
    • Create positive change in the dynamics of your relationships
    • Improve your respect and influence—and learn a sign language that, when used, can change your perspective and your world.

    5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There’s Never Enough Time is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to live and lead connected.

  • 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time

    By Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram

    Be present, connect more effectively, all while being as productive as possible
    5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. This revolutionary text introduces you to the five different gears, or mindsets, that carry you through various facets of your day. These include:

    • First gear—when you fully rest and recharge
    • Second gear—when you connect with family or friends without the involvement of work
    • Third gear—when you are socializing
    • Fourth gear—when you are working and multi-tasking
    • Fifth gear—when you are fully focused and ‘in the zone,’ working without interruption

    Using these gears consistently allows you to bring a new level of relational intelligence to your life that offers a competitive advantage in our task-driven world.

    All too often people go through life without truly connecting—and can, as a result, miss out on experiences and relationships that have the power to bring them great joy. By understanding how the five gears presented in this engaging book work, you can improve your ability to connect with the world around you.

    • Explore why some people stay disconnected from the people and events around them, and why others always seem to have a deep connection to their friends, family, and surroundings
    • Learn how to set triggers and markers that help you shift into the right gears at the right time, which will increase your relational dynamics and make you more productive
    • Create positive change in the dynamics of your relationships
    • Improve your respect and influence—and learn a sign language that, when used, can change your perspective and your world.

    5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to live and lead connected.

  • Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs

    By Bill Hybels

    “The best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate the philosophies that cause them to do so. Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, good leaders can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with the ease of reciting their home address. In Axiom: The Language of Leadership, author Bill Hybels divulges the God-given convictions that have dictated his leadership strategy for more than three decades as senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Oriented toward four key leadership categories … 1. Vision and strategy (“Promote Shameless Profitability,” “Take a Flyer”) 2. Teamwork and communication (“Obi-Wan Kenobi Isn’t for Hire,” “Disagree without Drawing Blood”) 3. Activity and assessment (“Develop a Mole System,” “Sweat the Small Stuff”) 4. Personal integrity (“Admit Mistakes, and Your Stock Goes Up,” “Fight for Your Family”) …Axiom brokers accessible wisdom from one leader’s journey, as well as emboldens you to nail down the reasons why you lead like you lead.”

  • Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously In Charge [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]

    by Henry Cloud

    Practical advice, from a seasoned veteran, on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture

  • Breaking the Discipleship Code: Becoming a Missional Follower of Jesus

    by David Putman. Publisher: B & H Publishing Group.

    Focuses on individual responsibility for making disciples

  • Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church

    by Aubrey Malphurs and Will Mancini. Publisher: Baker Books.

    Discusses pathways for identifying, equipping and maturing leaders in your church.

  • Change Your Questions Change Your Church: How to Lead with Powerful Questions

    by J. Val Hastings

    How to master the right questions to move your ministry forward to the next level

  • Church Leadership Essentials: What Every Pastor Needs to Know

    By Greg Atkinson (Author)

    This book is a tool box of 24 leadership ideas to help pastors and other ministry leaders.

  • Church Leadership Essentials: What Every Pastor Needs to Know

    By Greg Atkinson

    “Think of this book as a toolbox full of leadership tools for pastors and other church leaders. Greg Atkinson has the uncanny ability to get to the heart of issues, and offer solutions and resolutions in a practical and meaningful way. He packs 34 key leadership principles into concise but powerful chapters. This book is the vital leadership training that many seminaries fail to offer. It can revolutionize your ministry.”

  • Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness: Problems | Strategies | Solutions

    by Phillip G. Clampitt. Publisher: Sage Publications.
  • Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers

    by Nelson Searcy. Publisher: Baker Books.
  • Courageous Leadership

    By Bill Hybels

    “The book you hold resonates with this conviction: that leaders such as you have the potential to be the most influential forces on planet Earth. Yours is the staggering responsibility and the matchless privilege of rallying believers and mobilizing their spiritual gifts in order to help people who are far from God become fully devoted followers of Christ. Life transformation and the eternal destinies of real people depend on the redemptive message entrusted to the local church. Are you willing to do whatever it takes to lead your church effectively so God’s message of hope can change the world? Then this book is for you.
    Courageous Leadership is Bill Hybels’ magnum opus, a book far too important to be written before its time. Only now, after nearly thirty years leading his own church from a handful of people with a burning vision into a globe-spanning kingdom force—only after almost three decades of victories and setbacks, of praying hard and risking big—is Hybels ready at last to share the lessons he has learned, and continues to learn, about Christian leadership.
    Too much is at stake for you not to maximize your spiritual gift of leadership, insists Hybels. In this passionate, powerful book, he unpacks the tools, tasks, and challenges of your calling. You’ll discover the power of vision and how to turn it into action. You’ll gain frontline insights for developing a kingdom dream team, discovering your leadership style, developing other leaders, making decisions, walking with God, embracing change, staying your God-given course, and much, much more. Drawing on his own richly varied life experiences, Hybels fleshes out vital principles with riveting firsthand stories.
    This is far more than another book on leadership strategies and techniques. You’ll find those topics in here, to be sure. But beyond them, you’ll find the very essence of one of today’s foremost Christian leaders—his fervent commitment to evangelism and discipleship and his zeal to inspire fellow church leaders even as he seeks to keep growing as a leader himself.
    If unchurched people matter to you . . . if you love seeing believers serve passionately with their spiritual gifts . . . if God’s heartbeat for the church is your heartbeat as well . . . then this book is a must. Courageous Leadership will convince you to lead with all your might, all your skill, and all your faith. And it will give you the tools to do just that.”

  • Creating Your Church’s Culture: How to Uproot Mediocrity and Create a Healthy Organizational Culture

    By Stephen Blandino

    How do you create a thriving organizational culture in your church? Churches are committed to a spiritual mission, but it is often the organizational aspects of the church that hinder the mission from moving forward. Cultivating health in the organizational side of church culture requires a thorough understanding of the church’s vision, systems, staffing, relationships, and leadership. When the culture is healthy, it delivers consistently healthy outcomes that advance the mission of the church. But when cultures are unhealthy, or worse, toxic, they perpetuate constant dysfunction and derail the church’s purpose. In Creating Your Church’s Culture, Stephen Blandino gives you the tools and strategies to address the organizational side of your church’s culture. You’ll learn how to: 

    • Define your culture
    • Activate the Culture Equation
    • Hire staff who fit your culture
    • Infuse your values into your culture
    • Create a learning culture
    • Develop effective systems
    • Increase employee and volunteer engagement
    • Measure the health of your culture
    • Uproot bureaucracy 

    This practical book is loaded with wisdom and inspiration to help you improve the organizational aspects of your church’s culture. Plus, the book includes a culture assessment and implementation guide to help you apply what you are learning.

  • Desire and Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance

    by R Albert Mohler Jr. Publisher: Multnomah Books.

    Adresses the questions about how to act in a culture that has abandoned morality.

  • Developing a Theology of Leadership

    by Tony Morgan

    Addresses biblical leadership.

     

  • Developing Leadership Teams in the Bivocational Church

    by Dr. Terry W. Dorsett. Publisher: CrossBooks Publishing.
  • Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential

    by John C. Maxwell. Publisher: Baker Books.

    Focuses on principles and pearls of wisdom to give direction to the investment of our lives into others.

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    Purpose:
    The author seeks to show the reader “how to identify and train potential leaders and foster a productive team spirit” in order to grow ministries by growing the leaders.

    Content:
    The author’s basic instruction and guidelines are: Select the individuals who are willing and able to learn and grow so they duplicate the process of leadership development. There are 10 chapters each addressing an important aspect of developing leaders.

    Analysis:
    This is a companion to the author’s book Developing the Leader Within You. It is inspirational and instructional with sufficient details, data, examples and support material to help you develop others.

    Application:
    Who will it benefit?
    Pastors, ministry directors and leaders – Anyone who needs to develop leaders for their ministry.

    How does it benefit?
    Inspiration to invest yourself in others along with practical advice on how to develop others.

    Where does it fit?
    In the beginning stages of the research and development of your theology of ministry

    Aha Thought:
    “The bottom line – and the essential message of this book – is that you can’t do it alone.  If you really want to be a successful leader, you must develop other leaders around you.  You must establish a team.  You must find a way to get your vision seen, implemented, and contributed to by others.  The leader sees the big picture, but he needs other leaders to help make his mental picture a reality.”(p. 2)

  • Disciplines of a Godly Man

    by R. Kent Hughes. Publisher: Cross Way Books.

    Study of Scripture that challenges the reader to apply Biblical principles to life.

  • Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership

    by Phillip G. Clampitt. Publisher: M E Sharpe Inc.
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

    by Travis Bradberry. Publisher: TalentSmart.

    Focuses on discerning and developing our understanding of those we lead and live with.

  • Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

    By Daniel Goleman

    In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestsellerEmotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.

    Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset. In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to survive in a complex world.

    Goleman boils down attention research into a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. Drawing on rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business, he shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, and explains how those who rely on Smart Practices—mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental “prosthetics” that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain greatness—excel while others do not.

  • From The Garden To The City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology

    by John Dyer. Publisher: Kregel Publications.

    This book assists the reader to discern the power of technology to be used as either a blessing or a curse.

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    The author reveals the origin and history of technology from a biblical point of view. His work will help ground you in your theology of technology so that you can lead others through the same exercise to strengthen their lives so they will know why they are to use it. He clearly points out that technology is not neutral and that believers need to think through and understand the power of technology to bless or curse their lives. This book is John’s effort to help us “understand how we can fulfill our role as God’s image-bearers in a world very far removed from the garden”. He has sought to “dismantle the concept of technology, examine it carefully, and then put it back to together again” while retelling the story of technology in a way that honors the Lord and “the reason He put us here on earth”. He will help you understand how mankind has used technology to shape the world and how it can “in turn shape us”. I believe John has successfully fulfilled his purpose for the book. I have marked it pages with my highlighter and pen along with posted notes for quick reference in the future. I highly suggest you do the same to help prepare yourself and others to deal properly with the power of technology.

  • Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church

    by Nelson Searcy. Publisher: Regal.
  • God Built

    by Steve Farrar (Author)

    Author Steve Farrar will guide you through the story of Joseph, a humble shepherd who overcame tremendous odds to become an influential leader. It’s here you will discover the process that creates true men of God, where He works providentially, strangely, and slowly. Uncover the biblical pattern for growth, gain insights into common frustrations and difficulties, and become equipped for the journey ahead.

  • Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life

    by Ken Blanchard (Author), Mark Miller (Author)

    Leadership is not a title on a business card. Leadership is a living process—and life means growth.  The authors teach that “the path to increased influence, impact, and leadership effectiveness is paved with personal growth.… Our capacity to grow determines our capacity to lead. It’s really that simple.” Great Leaders Grow shows leaders and aspiring leaders precisely which areas to focus on so they can remain effective throughout their lives.

  • H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.

    By Brad Lomerick

    In his new book H3 LEADERSHIP: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle., Brad Lomenick shares his hard-earned insights from more than two decades of work alongside thought-leaders such as Jim Collins and Malcom Gladwell, Fortune 500 CEOs and start-up entrepreneurs. He categorizes 20 essential leadership habits organized into three distinct filters he calls “the 3 Hs”: Humble (Who am I?), Hungry (Where do I want to go?) and Hustle (How will I get there?). These powerful words describe the leader who is willing to work hard, get it done, and make sure it’s not about him or her; the leader who knows that influence is about developing the right habits for success. Lomenick provides a simple but effective guide on how to lead well in whatever capacity the reader may be in.

  • Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help

    By Edgar Schein

    “• A penetrating analysis of the psychological and social dynamics of helping relationships

    • Named one of the best leadership books of 2009 by strategy+business magazine

    Helping is a fundamental human activity, but it can also be a frustrating one. All too often, to our bewilderment, our sincere offers of help are resented, resisted, or refused—and we often react the same way when people try to help us. Why is it so difficult to provide or accept help? How can we make the whole process easier?

    Many different words are used for helping: assisting, aiding, advising, caregiving, coaching, consulting, counseling, guiding, mentoring, supporting, teaching, and many more. In this seminal book on the topic, corporate culture and organizational development guru Ed Schein analyzes the social and psychological dynamics common to all types of helping relationships, explains why help is often not helpful, and shows what any would-be helpers must do to ensure that their assistance is both welcomed and genuinely useful.

    The moment of asking for and offering help is a delicate and complex one, fraught with inequities and ambiguities. Schein helps us navigate that moment so we avoid potential pitfalls, mitigate power imbalances, and establish a solid foundation of trust. He identifies three roles a helper can play, explaining which one is nearly always the best starting point if we are to provide truly effective help. So that readers can determine exactly what kind of help is needed, he describes an inquiry process that puts the helper and the client on an equal footing, encouraging the client to open up and engage and giving the helper much better information to work with. And he shows how these techniques can be applied to teamwork and to organizational leadership.

    Illustrated with examples from many types of relationships—husbands and wives, doctors and patients, consultants and clients—Helping is a concise, definitive analysis of what it takes to establish successful, mutually satisfying helping relationships.”

  • How to Grow Leaders: The Seven Key Principles of Effective Leadership Development

    by John Adair (Author)

    The author identifies the seven key principles of leadership development, and answers vital questions on how to select, train and educate leaders at team, operational and strategic leadership levels.

  • How to Lead Unwilling Followers: Strategies to Overcome Resistance

    By Frank McKinley

    What is always present in any good story?

    Conflict, right?

    Sure, it would be great to live a life free from conflict. But when you’re reading or watching a story, it can get boring quickly if there’s no challenge for the hero to overcome.

    Besides, life is full of conflicts, whether you like it or not.

    There is conflict at home. You and your spouse or roommate will not always agree on everything. There will be times that he or she might not even be willing to compromise one inch.

    There will be conflict at work. Coworkers won’t cooperate. Customers will complain. Your boss will find fault with your best efforts.

    And even when you’re by yourself, you can’t always avoid conflict. The car can break down. You might get a migraine. Or your appointment might stand you up.

    The key to properly handling conflict is not to run and hide. It’s not to become combative. Rather, it is best dealt with by using a good set of tools.

    This book will help provide those tools.

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

      • How to say what you mean so you can get what you want
      • How to provide consistency in an ever-changing world
      • How to decide what’s worth fighting about – and what isn’t
      • How to disagree without hating or attacking the other person
      • How to create an environment that prevents most conflicts
      • How to effectively deal with conflict when it comes
    • How to see every conflict as an opportunity

    If you’re new to leadership, this will keep you from quitting after the first month.

    If you’ve been a leader for a while, these tools might sharpen your ability to handle conflict more constructively.

    And if you’re already good at dealing with conflict, this is something you can give someone who isn’t.

    Now let’s get started, shall we? Scroll up and grab a copy now!

  • How to Recruit, Retain and Motivate Volunteers

    by John Finkelde

    Improve your volunteer management skills while increasing your church volunteers base with this proven step-by-step guide.Imagine … a large group of volunteers who love serving.

    Now … imagine those volunteers recruiting their friends to serve too.

    Even more … imagine turning those volunteers into high performing leaders.

    Impossible?

    Not impossible at all if you use the solid, actionable steps in this practical guide to recruiting and motivating church volunteers.

    Each chapter presents powerful concepts and practical steps you can take to:

    Lead a recruitment drive that delivers fast, dramatic results.

    Train volunteers utilizing current best practices that enable them to love serving.

    Build a leadership pipeline that gives you a constant flow of fresh talent.

    Discover and actually apply contemporary motivational methods in real life situations.

    Turn church volunteers into high performing leaders of volunteers.

    Draw upon John Finkelde’s 30 years of experience as a pastor and start increasing your volunteer base today.”

     

  • Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling

    By Edgar H. Schein

    “The Key to Effective Communication

    Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry.

    Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.”

  • In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership: Tapping the Wisdom of the World for the Kingdom of God (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series)

    by Mike Bonem. Publisher: Jossey-Bass

  • Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

    By Adam S. McHugh

    “Introverts are called and gifted by God. But many churches tend to be extroverted places where introverts are marginalized. Some Christians end up feeling like it’s not as faithful to be an introvert.

    Adam McHugh shows how introverts can live and minister in ways consistent with their personalities. He explains how introverts and extroverts process information and approach relationships differently and how introverts can practice Christian spirituality in ways that fit who they are. With practical illustrations from church and parachurch contexts, McHugh offers ways for introverts to serve, lead, worship and even evangelize effectively.

    Introverts in the Church is essential reading for any introvert who has ever felt out of place, as well as for church leaders who want to make their churches more welcoming to introverts. Discover God’s call and empowering to thrive as an introvert, for the sake of the church and kingdom.”

  • Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow through Challenge and Adversit

    by Steven Snyder (Author)

     

  • Leadership and the One Minute Manager Updated Ed: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership II

    By Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi & Drea Zigarmi

    “This updated edition of management guru Ken Blanchard’s classic work Leadership and the One Minute Manager® teaches leaders the world renowned method of developing self-reliance in those they manage: Situational Leadership® II.

    From Leadership and the One Minute Manager® you’ll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical; and how to identify the leadership style suited to a particular person.

    By consistently using Situational Leadership® II’s proven model and powerful techniques, leaders can develop and retain competent, committed employees. This remarkable, easy-to-follow book is a priceless guide to personalized leadership that elicits the best performance from your staff—and the best bottom line for any business.”

  • Leadership Essentials: Shaping Vision, Multiplying Influence, Defining Character

    By Greg Ogden & Daniel Meyer

    “Leadership is essential.

    Maybe you’ve shied away from leadership because you don’t know what it will involve, or you feel too unsure of your own abilities. But your leadership is needed! In every sector of society, from families to businesses to churches, leadership roles remain empty, waiting for people willing and able to step up and make wise decisions that bring positive change. And, in a world with priorities vastly different from Christ’s, Christian leaders are especially needed to point people to him.

    Preparation is essential.

    As essential as the leadership itself is the preparation beforehand, which is why Greg Ogden, a seasoned leader himself, has created this interactive guide that will give you the tools you need to lead well, using your unique gifts and experience.”

  • Leadership Reconsidered: Becoming a Person of Influence

    by Ruth A. Tucker. Publisher: BakerBooks.

    Compares two paradigms of leadership by asking penetrating questions.

  • Leadership: 33 Lessons on How to Become A Proactive Leader and Successfully Build A Phenomenal Team

    By Jeffrey Morales

    There are all kinds of leaders in the world: dictators and kings, chiefs and elected officials, military commanders and company directors, and employee managers. Even on a smaller scale, team leaders in the workplace, teachers and principals, and clerics are all leaders of other people – and will best succeed in their roles if they are proactive. This book will explain what proactive leadership is, and offers suggestions for improving your own leadership skills to the point where you will be able to build and manage an effective and successful team – no matter if your team is a group of executive financial advisors in a multi-million dollar banking company, or the lady’s auxiliary of your neighborhood volunteer fire department.

    Included in the book are:

    • An explanation of the difference between reactive and proactive leadership
    • The benefits of proactive leadership in various settings
    • 33 lessons for improving your proactive leadership abilities and building a phenomenal team
    • Troubleshooting for proactive leaders
    • Links to websites that offer courses, workshops, and self-assessments in proactive leadership
  • Leadership: How to Lead Effectively, Efficiently, and Vocally in a Way People Will Follow!

    By Derek Stanzma

    “You will get an in-depth look at how to lead effectively and efficiently. This book clearly illustrates to you how to start with a vision, and end up leaving a legacy. In the following chapters you’ll learn whether leaders are born or made, how to lead with your heart, and most importantly how to manage change in your life with poise, and discernment. So sit back and relax and finally learn how to lead the way you want too!

    Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

     

    • Whether leaders are born or made!
    • How to take a vision and turn it into something more!
    • How to lead with your heart!
    • How to manage change!
    • How to leave a lasting legacy for future generations!
    • How being a leader can change your life!
    • Plus much, much more!”
  • Leading Change

    by John P. Kotter

    “Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotter’s ideas on change management and leadership.
    From the ill-fated dot-com bubble to unprecedented M&A activity to scandal, greed, and ultimately, recession—we’ve learned that widespread and difficult change is no longer the exception. It’s the rule. Now with a new preface, this refreshed edition of the global bestseller Leading Change is more relevant than ever.

    John Kotter’s now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals, and by identifying where and how even top performers derail during the change process, Kotter provides a practical resource for leaders and managers charged with making change initiatives work. Leading Change is widely recognized as his seminal work and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration published in Harvard Business Review.

    Needed more today than at any time in the past, this bestselling business book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization. Reading this highly personal book is like spending a day with the world’s foremost expert on business leadership. You’re sure to walk away inspired—and armed with the tools you need to inspire others.”

  • Leading Leaders: Empowering Church Boards for Ministry Excellence

    by Aubrey Malphurs. Publisher: Baker Books.

    Focuses on developing the leaders on the governing boards of churches.

  • Leading Turnaround Teams

    by Gene Wood & Daniel Harkavy. Publisher: ChurchSmart Resources.

    A model for reversing the decline of any church.

  • Living Your Strengths: Discover you God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community

    by Albert L. Winseman, Donald O. Clifton, and Curt Liesveld. Publisher: Gallup Press.

    Teaches a process for identifying the God-given talents within your congregation.

  • Next Generation Leader

    By Andy Stanley

    A growing number of next generation Christians are eager to learn, grow, and lead in ministry or in the marketplace. Mentoring young leaders, as they face the unique issues of a changing world, has been pastor and Visioneering author Andy Stanley’s passion for more than a decade. Here, he shares material from his leadership training sessions, developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character, clarity, courage, and competency. This is the perfect guide for any new leader — or for the mentor of a future leader! Clear, stylish typeset, with user-friendly links to referenced Scripture.

  • No More Mondays

    by Dan Miller. Publisher: Waterbrook Press.

    Focus is on matching your passion and interest with your career.

  • On Church Leadership (A Book You’ll Actually Read)

    By Mark Driscoll (Author)

     

  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators

    by Patrick M. Lencioni (Author)
  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators

    By Patrick M. Lencioni (Author)