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  • What Was I Thinking

    $22.99

    How do you know when the rewards outweigh the risks?

    If you want to reach your full potential in life, you can’t play it safe. If you’re too risk averse, you’ll be resigned to a life of mediocrity. But if you risk foolishly, you may destroy your life’s work and legacy.

    But we can be overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions we face, and the challenge of weighing the risks and rewards of each. In all this confusion, how can you be sure you won’t end up asking yourself, what was I thinking?

    In this new book, David Ashcraft, pastor of a large and influential church, and Rob Skacel, licensed psychologist and business leader, encourage readers to embrace risk and to live their lives to the fullest potential, in order to both run and finish the race with no regrets.

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  • Non Anxious Presence

    $15.99

    For much of recent history individuals and institutions could plan, execute, and flourish with their visions of a better world. Volatile, complex forces could be addressed and confronted with planning and management. But crisis is a great revealer. It knocks us off our thrones. It uncovers the weaknesses in our strategies and brings to light our myths and idols. Our past strategies run aground, smashed by unpredictable and chaotic waves. Yet in the midst of the chaos of a crisis comes opportunity. The history of the church tells us that crisis always precedes renewal, and the framework of renewal offers us new ways forward. A Non-Anxious Presence shows how that renewal happens and offers churches and leaders strategic ways to awaken the Church and see our culture changed for Christ.

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  • How To Become A More Effective Leader

    $15.99

    The Future Depends on Leaders Like You

    Leadership is a gift, but it’s also a skill to be sharpened and refined. In this book, author and pastor Johnny Hunt will guide you on a journey of spiritual betterment, prompting you to recognize your talents, examine your faults, and learn from your successes as you become a more dynamic and missional leader.

    As you read How to Become a More Effective Leader, you’ll adopt the habits, tactics, and attitudes God deems praiseworthy in those whom He has appointed to lead. You’ll learn how to be the kind of leader most needed in today’s world by:

    *managing your time with wisdom and efficiency
    *guiding others with humility and grace
    *praying with hope and persistence
    *avoiding temptations and missteps common to leaders
    *empowering those around you to follow in your footsteps

    In each chapter, you’ll discover new ways to conquer your shortcomings and flourish in your strengths. How to Become a More Effective Leader will prepare you to step into the influential role God has destined for you, giving you confidence to become the leader you were made to be.

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  • Running With Purpose

    $28.99

    Discover how Brooks Running Company CEO Jim Weber transformed a failing business into a billion-dollar brand in the ultracompetitive global running market.

    This leadership memoir starts with Jim Weber’s seventh-grade dream to run a successful company that delivered something people passionately valued. Fast forward to 2001, Jim Weber became the CEO of Brooks. He was on his way to fulfilling his dream, but he faced strong headwinds. Jim was the struggling brand’s fourth CEO in two years, and the staff betting pool had him lasting four months.

    A lifelong competitor, Jim devised a one-page strategy that he believed would not only save the company but would also lay the foundation for Brooks to become a leading brand in the athletic, fitness, and outdoor categories. To succeed, Jim had to get his team to first believe it was possible and then employ the conviction, fortitude, and constancy of purpose to out-execute much larger brands. Brooks’ success was validated when Warren Buffett made it a standalone Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary in 2012.

    In the pages of Running with Purpose, you will find:

    *The untold David vs. Goliath challenger brand story in which Brooks’s bold strategy and unique brand positioning fueled its move from the back of the pack to lead.

    *The key to building a purpose-driven brand that is oriented around customer obsession, building trust, competing with heart, and having fun along the way.

    *The six clear leadership lessons Jim has learned along his path and applies at Brooks to help managers at all levels develop into authentic leaders.

    *How Berkshire Hathaway’s support and influence provided a tailwind for Brooks’ business and brand to surge.

    *A riveting inside look at the ups and downs of Jim’s personal journey, which led to his conviction that life is too short not to enjoy what you do and the people by your side.

    Running with Purpose is a highly engaging read with insights, inspirational stories, and tangible takeaways for current and aspiring leaders, entrepreneurs, Berkshire Hathaway enthusiasts, and especially the 150+ million runners worldwide and those in the broader running community who continually invest in themselves and put positive energy into the world.

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  • Gift Of Disillusionment

    $22.99

    Around the world, discouragement erodes the vitality of transformational organizations. Visionary leaders succumb to cynicism. Zealous advocates give up. Seasoned ministers coast as their passion for the cause grows cold.

    Grounded in ?stories from the field, research, and biblical insight, this book is an invitation for followers of Jesus to sustain hope in long-term service. ItYs about moving past false idealism and cynicism into a realistic, resilient, and enduring expectancy that looks upward to God and outward to others.

    You will gain encouragement through the study in Jeremiah woven throughout and how the Lord prophetically met and sustained him during his lifetime of service in adverse circumstances. Glean further inspiration by reading the stories of Christian leaders from around the world–Zimbabwe, Haiti, Guatemala, Poland, Palestine, the Philippines, India, Zambia, Lebanon. This is a moment when we need the global Church’s perspective. Amid reports of leaders who have crashed and burned, this book highlights unsung heroes and will help to restore hope as you endure in service to God and others.

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  • Bulletproof Leader : Revealing, Realigning, And Restoring The Heart Of A Le

    $16.99

    Stop hiding and find healing.

    Leaders share a unique challenge in bridging the gap between their public and personal lives. Unrealistic pressures and demands encourage many to hide or minimize their weaknesses and mistakes. Those who refuse to address their issues privately are often later forced to confront their troubles publicly, leaving them in disgrace.

    In The Bulletproof Leader, Glenn Dorsey offers a fresh approach that centers on the development of a leader as a person complete with faults, failures, and feelings. Each chapter contains real-life applications, practical wisdom, and biblical principles, coaching readers on how to:

    *embrace authenticity,
    *conquer flaws,
    *establish boundaries,
    *develop personal accountability, and
    *cultivate a balanced life.

    Become the leader you are meant to be and leave a legacy of blessing.

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  • Decide And Conquer

    $27.99

    Success boils down to one thing: making good decisions. That’s easy to say, but what do we do when we are faced with terrible options, deep anxiety and fear of failure? Learning the right framework now can make all the difference later.

    Turn to Decide and Conquer to access the decision framework David Siegel used when he took over as CEO of Meetup, the world’s leading platform for making connections and finding your community. Let David’s success during one of the most tumultuous times in his company’s history help guide you on your own path.

    Decide and Conquer helps all leaders navigate the big decisions that will impact their future and make their organizations a success. David outlines the 44 challenges leaders face when starting a new position. He then shows you the decision framework he applied to overcome these challenges as CEO of Meetup. David takes you on an epic journey of corporate and personal survival that includes industry titans like Adam Neumann, Barry Diller, Jack Welch, Bill Ackman, and other leaders. Learn to:

    *Apply principles like open communication, transparency, and kindness to inform great decision making.

    *Set yourself up to succeed, even before you start, by removing potential roadblocks before they become a problem.

    *Be a bold and decisive leader and not succumb to fear.

    When David took over as CEO of Meetup, the road was fraught with obstacles that could have destroyed Meetup and his reputation. By applying the principles he had learned in previous leadership positions, David was able to make the many critical decisions that would mean life or death for Meetup when WeWork decided to sell the company. From deciding to accept the position and negotiating terms to the first 30, 60, and 90 days on the job and managing a seemingly endless series of crises during the sale and global pandemic, Decide and Conquer walks readers through the key decisions they will face with invaluable advice for each one.

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  • New Managers : Mastering The Big 3 Principles Of Effective Management–Lead

    $12.99

    An accessible and practical playbook by leading HR expert Paul Falcone to cultivate your most vital resource: having the right people working hard for you.

    Take the guesswork out of one of the most crucial elements for success–selecting the right people and managing and motivating them to success–using the wealth of knowledge contained within this ultimate desk reference.

    Chock full of wisdom and real-life scenarios on leadership, communication, and team building, this book covers topics ranging from basic to sophisticated, including:

    *Identifying the best and brightest talent.
    *Hiring for organizational compatibility.
    *Addressing uncomfortable workplace situations.
    *Creating an environment that motivates.
    *Retaining restless top performers.
    *Delegating in a way that develops your staff.
    *And much, much more.

    Ultimately, this practical playbook is for managers at all levels and is a single, indispensable resource that will help them hire more effectively, exercise healthy communication, and build great teams.

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  • Leadership Defense : Mastering Progressive Discipline And Structuring Termi

    $12.99

    Greatly reduce the stress of managing a team with this quick and reliable information on how to correctly master–both legally and ethically–progressive discipline and structured termination, from the leading voice in HR expertise.

    This resource takes the highly complicated subjects of progressive employee discipline and structured terminations–actions that can be rife with legal issues and paperwork–and breaks down the process for HR professionals and managers to easy-to-understand steps.

    Chock full of wisdom from Paul Falcone, a renowned expert on labor & employment law and business decision-making and problem-solving, this book answers questions ranging from basic to sophisticated, including:

    *Why should I conduct an exit interview?

    *How do I protect my company from negligent hiring claims?

    *How do I terminate a long-term employee with a history of positive performance evaluations?

    *And much, much more.

    Each question is followed by an easy-to-implement solution, making this book perfect both as a concise overview and as a practical reference.

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  • Leadership Offense : Mastering Appraisal, Performance, And Professional Dev

    $12.99

    Ready-to-use words, phrases, descriptions, and action items right at your fingertips to organize and streamline employee reviews, create clear and effective career development plans, and monitor performance year-round, from the leading voice in HR expertise.

    Whether you’re an HR professional or a manager, turn to this great tool for scripts and templates you can apply immediately to your employee reviews.

    Chock full of wisdom from Paul Falcone, a renowned expert on appraisal, motivation, and professional and career development, this book:

    *Provides sample phrasing for key performance areas to drastically reduce the time it takes to complete multiple employee reviews.

    *Offers language to use for both positive and negative evaluations that offer concrete and constructive feedback.

    *Includes many examples of behaviors, strengths, and opportunities to document when writing any type of evaluation or performance appraisal.

    Mid-year, end-of-year, and all appraisals in between, this handy, easy-reference resource helps turn a task many managers dislike and avoid–giving performance reviews–into a much more succinct, positive opportunity that puts your employees on the path to success.

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  • Workplace Ethics : Mastering Ethical Leadership And Sustaining A Moral Work

    $12.99

    Quickly understand complex HR concepts surrounding the modern workplace to ensure you–and those you supervise–are practicing leadership principles that sustain an ethical workplace while protecting your company from liability.

    This essential handbook, part of The Paul Falcone Resource Series, is both an operational field manual and guiding hand to walk you through some of the most critical people challenges you’ll face.

    Chock full of leadership wisdom from Paul Falcone, one of the preeminent voices in the HR space for more than two decades, this book is the go-to reference for:

    *Managers in various disciplines who often face ethical challenges in the workplace and need quick pointers to help them navigate those situations.

    *HR leaders who are responsible for ensuring that managers have the tools they need to ethically manage their people and protect the company while doing so.

    *Small business owners who often struggle to meet HR demands and are in need of simple tools to guide them through of workplace ethics.

    Whether you are a first-time manager and need an easy-to-understand resource that will teach you what you need to know in the moment, a senior leader looking to mentor your team members, or fall anywhere in between–this book will help you cement your reputation as a selfless and emotionally intelligent leader who sets high expectations and achieves exceptional results.

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  • Leading With Cultural Intelligence

    $19.99

    Succeeding in today’s global market requires a new set of skills than it did when the pioneers of the twentieth century were making their mark. But don’t let that intimidate you from expanding your business beyond our borders. In order to negotiate with vendors in Japan, it is not necessary to immerse yourself in the Asian culture. To explore potential markets in Africa, you don’t need to take a month-long safari across the jungle to learn what their people are like. The key to taking your business global, and doing so effectively, is all about your CQ–or cultural intelligence. Having done training and consulting for leaders in more than 100 countries, David Livermore, president and partner at the Cultural Intelligence Center, has detailed in Leading with Cultural Intelligence a four-step model for improving your CQ and maximizing your impact in managing across cultures: – Drive–boost your motivation for and confidence in interacting with other cultures – Knowledge–understand the relevance of differences in religion, values, norms, and languages – Strategy–plan ahead for unfamiliar cultural settings, but remain flexible if actual experience differs from expectations – Action–successfully adapt your behavior to each situation Featuring fresh research, case studies, and statistics on the ROI of improving your CQ, this new edition of Leading with Cultural Intelligence with help you thrive in any business environment–whether it’s across the world or in your own backyard.

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  • Cultures Of Belonging

    $19.99

    Clear, actionable steps for you to build new values, experiences, and perspectives into your organizational culture, infusing it with the diversity, inclusion, and belonging employees need to feel accepted, be their best selves, and do their best work.

    Bypass the faulty processes and communication styles that make change impossible in so many other organizations; access these practical tools and ideas for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your company.

    Filled with actionable advice Alida Miranda-Wolff learned through her own struggles being an outsider in a work culture that did not value inclusion, and having since worked with over 60 organizations to prioritize DEI initiatives and all the value and richness it adds to the workplace, this roadmap helps leaders:

    *Learn why creating an environment where everyone feels belonging is the new barometer for employee engagement.

    *Develop an understanding of the key terms around DEI and why they matter.

    *Assess where your organization is today.

    *Define and take the small steps that build new muscle memory into an organizational culture.

    *Increase employee engagement, collaboration, innovation, communication, and sense of belonging.

    *Build confidence in how to solve future DEI-related challenges.

    *Get buy-in from colleagues (and even resisters) who can clearly see how to move forward and why.

    Overcome any limiting work environment and build all new processes and communication priorities that allow your employees to be a part of something greater than themselves while your organization learns to value and embrace the unique experiences and perspective that each employee brings to the company.

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  • Black Faces In High Places

    $22.99

    A timely resource for Black professionals on how to rise to the top of their organizations or industries and, just as importantly, to stay there.

    Black Faces in High Places is the essential guide for Black professionals who are moving up through their organizations or industries but need a roadmap for how to get to the top and stay there. It highlights the experiences of other Black faces in high places who were able to navigate various crossroads, reach the top, and stay there, including insights from President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Cathy Hughes, Bob Johnson, Ursula Burns, David Steward, Angela Glover Blackwell, Ken Chenault, Senator Cory Booker, Geoffrey Canada, and others. This groundbreaking book:

    *Provides a lens into the careers of other prominent figures, across several industries and sectors.

    *Identifies the 10 strategic actions successful Black leaders and executives must take.

    *Empowers readers with models and steps to follow these 10 strategic actions on their own journeys to becoming a prominent leader.

    *Outlines the unique challenges that come with a leadership role and how to overcome them.

    *Walks readers through the changes in mindset, skillset, and toolset required to travel along the success path while helping others at every step along the way.

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  • Homeboy Way : A Radical Approach To Business And Life

    $26.99

    Leading with heart, authenticity and purpose, Thomas Vozzo provides a clear path to a new bottom line–including 55 rules to break–bringing the Homeboy Way to life as the perfect anecdote to the massive tidal currents of social injustice and inequities.

    By every traditional measurement of success, Vozzo was a clear winner. In his world of billion-dollar revenues and million-dollar profits, he knew exactly what shareholders wanted and how to get it for them.

    Then, through a series of fateful events, Vozzo landed as CEO of Homeboy Industries, the most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the country, founded by Jesuit priest Greg Boyle. “I arrived at Homeboy at a time when I needed to learn more about myself and my life’s journey,” Vozzo writes. “And after 8 years of working with the poor, forgotten, and demonized people of our society, I’ve come to learn that I didn’t really know as much about life as I thought.”

    Vozzo’s enlightening journey leads to his recognition that a radical approach is needed in business and in life: “What Homeboy has taught me is that we need to do business differently . . . . We need to bust up the system, swim upstream, avoid herd mentality.”

    Blending personal stories of his day-to-day with Fr. Greg and the Homies along with counterintuitive business ideas that are changing lives for the better, Vozzo shows you how you can live, lead, and shake things up with toughness, determination, compassion, and grit.

    That’s the Homeboy Way.

    100% of author royalties go to support the mission of Homeboy Industries.

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  • Opportunity Leadership : Stop Planning And Start Getting Results

    $16.99

    Don’t create change. Capture it.

    Get ready to forget everything you know about “working your plan.” In this counterintuitive book, innovative university president Roger Parrott turns leadership on its head and shows you how unexpected opportunities–the ones you may be missing–are the key to your success.

    With an Opportunity Leadership mindset, you’ll see God-directed results like never before. In plain language, Dr. Parrott guides you in developing six traits to focus your leadership outlook on untapped opportunities. Not only that, he provides a step-by-step plan for you to create six organization-wide tendencies that enable your team to respond to opportunities with expediency, adeptness, and energy.

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  • Aspiring Leaders Guide To The Future

    $24.99

    Leadership is not what it used to be and not what it once was. Too many leaders today are calibrated for a world that no longer exists. And people are demanding something so much different in leaders of today. Like a new house outfitted with the greatest VHS system on the planet, too many leaders are addressing today’s problems with the style and substance of yesterday’s leadership.

    In The Aspiring Leader’s Guide to the Future, author Clay Scroggins uncovers nine counterintuitive axioms of leadership that will help leaders adapt to the rate of change while becoming today’s version of a leader worth following. For every principle of leadership, there is a counter principle that only those knee-deep in the mess of everyday life can understand. With the rapid nature of change happening today, these counter principles provide a new way forward for today’s leaders.

    With disarming candor and simplicity, Clay dispels several age-old myths of what makes a great leader, showing why the old way needs updating. Today’s leaders rarely feel ready to lead, don’t always have the right people on the bus, and are more willing to be vulnerable even when they don’t have the answers. The way forward requires an understanding of the past, a conviction of what’s at stake today, and a vision for how different tomorrow will be.

    There is a moment coming in your life that will require great leadership. Whether or not you’re able to rise to the occasion will be determined by how much you understand the substance and style of leadership required for today. Good news, though. You don’t have to wait for tomorrow’s leadership challenge to begin. As soon as you’re ready to see it and accept it, leading like this and not like that can start today!

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  • Flourishing Pastor : Recovering The Lost Art Of Shepherd Leadership

    $18.00

    Pastoral leadership is in crisis.

    It’s not just that many pastors feel overwhelmed and stressed out; many have lost their way. With the risk of burnout at an all-time high, what pastors need is not just a new leadership strategy, but a new framework for ministry–one that will help them move from survival to flourishing. In these pages, Tom Nelson looks to the biblical image of the shepherd leader in response to the contemporary context. If pastors are to lead congregations, then they must first learn what it means to be led by the Good Shepherd. Pulling from his years of experience as a lead pastor and president of a nonprofit, Nelson offers pastors and ministry leaders a timely vision for leadership that incorporates in-depth biblical teaching and whole-life discipleship. His wisdom and insight provide a roadmap for ministry resilience and longevity.

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  • 10 Leadership Virtues For Disruptive Times

    $26.99

    Tom Ziglar, CEO of Zig Ziglar Corp, shares ten leadership virtues that are essential for coaching employees through immense change and creating an environment of maximum potential and productivity.

    With the world changing so rapidly, many leaders are struggling to find new ways to make a significant and positive impact on their team. The key, says Tom Ziglar, is to consistently bring out the best in everyone by focusing on ten core virtues: kindness, humility, respect, persistence, selflessness, encouragement, positive expectations, self-control, firmness, and hope.

    Delivering cutting-edge new research, wisdom gleaned from experience, and poignant insights from his work at Zig Ziglar Corp, Tom Ziglar identifies the communication styles that will keep everyone on the same page, regardless of their working environment. He also emphasizes the importance of closing the “empathy gap” between management and staff in order to create a more connected team that operates to its fullest potential–and how developing each team member’s unique dreams, goals, and abilities sets up the company for success.

    In 10 Leadership Virtues for Disruptive Times, Ziglar shows why “coach leadership,” instead of management leadership, is the best way to lead through immense change and challenge. It is essential guidance for leaders who want to coach their teams through inevitable periods of disruption with the goal of helping them thrive at home and at work.

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  • Unleashing Your Hero

    $24.99

    Develop, expand, and share your gifts as a leader to inspire others to use their own individual talents in extraordinary ways-from one of the county’s most sought-after motivational speakers with a 30+ year career in franchise development.

    In Unleashing Your Hero, renowned speaker Kevin Brown shares how the heroes who transformed his life are people just like you. People who stepped up and used their talents to make a positive difference within the hectic moments of everyday life. The same person your employees are looking to and trusting in for guidance and support.

    Through his real-life examples and stories, Kevin will:

    *Provide you with a new definition of what it means to be a hero who inspires others to rise above and beyond in extraordinary ways.

    *Unpack the four characteristics of a hero, based on the entertaining and enlightening true stories of heroes who entered and forever enriched his life.

    *Help you recognize the extraordinary gifts within you and learn how to share those gifts to make life better for yourself and those you influence.

    The unconventional yet probable path to business and personal success outlined in Unleashing Your Hero will help you and those you lead build extraordinary, fulfilling, impactful lives-at a time when your employees and your organization need the hero within you more than ever.

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  • unReceptive : A Better Way To Sell, Lead, And Influence

    $27.99

    In sharp contrast to the traditional approach to selling, learn how shifting the focus from crafting the perfect message to creating receptivity to your message will not only help you convert the formerly unwinnable customer but also transform the relationships that matter most.

    Any time we are trying to influence another person, there are two dimensions at play. The first is a person’s willingness to listen; the second is what we say. Unfortunately, most of us have been taught to focus on the second. Which is why sales is an industry with a 98% failure rate. The ability to convert the 80%+ of people who are unreceptive, requires a new mindset and skillset.

    In unReceptive, Tom Stanfill shares his proven methodology that has been road-tested for decades by hundreds of thousands of sales professionals, workshop participants, and industry experts who have used the tools in this book to convert even the most disinterested of prospects and customers.

    Unpacking the same mindset and skillset that has made Tom’s sales training company a successful and sought-after secret weapon in sales conversions, in unReceptive you will learn: ?

    *The one decision you can make before every meeting or call that will drastically improve your ability to convert the unreceptive.

    *How to eliminate resistance and make selling easy and enjoyable, while experiencing a deeper sense of purpose.

    *To master a new approach to navigating the most challenging barriers in sales–opening a “closed” door, uncovering the unfiltered truth, and converting the most jaded customers and prospects.

    *To adopt the tested and true operating system the top 1% of the most persuasive and influential people have that the other 99% do not.

    These are not new gimmicks or sales tricks. unreceptive unleashes the power of a sales method that has worked for hundreds of thousands of salespeople all over the world, shifting the focus from crafting the perfect message to creating receptivity, and flipping the entire art of selling on its head.

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  • Leaders Mind : How Great Leaders Prepare, Perform, And Prevail

    $19.99

    Clear and concise steps to develop the confidence and mental edge that sets you apart as a trailblazing leader-the same approach thousands of professional athletes have used to become champions.

    The Leader’s Mind taps into the same tips and techniques honed by top-tier athletes, such as how to get in a “zone,” thrive on a team, and stay humble, to become a champion at work and the ultimate team player at home.

    Based on high-performance psychology research and Dr. Jim Afremow’s two decades of experience providing mental training services across the globe to athletes and business leaders, The Leader’s Mind will help you master:

    *Valuable leadership lessons through powerful parables and stories from well-known leaders.

    *The actionable steps leaders must take to change their thinking and become the leader they want to be.

    *The necessary mindset to push through the challenges you face and take control of the direction your career and home life are taking.

    *Tips and techniques to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and challenges in order to excel.

    Stop struggling with the expectations you face at work and at home by fundamentally changing the way you process what’s happening in your life. The mental edge that sets elite athletes apart outlined in this book will help you become the champion leader you want to be.

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  • Crisis Leadership

    $8.95

    Recent crises have revealed the desperate need for wise, grounded leadership.

    Too often, leaders have little experience and even less training in how to address crises in a way that strengthens their communities and guides them into the future. Drawing on examples from government, business, health care, non-profits, and the church, this book helps leaders in those sectors in the present crises and beyond. When a pandemic closes down churches, schools, and offices; when protests rage over racist police brutality; when everything you’ve always done as a leader becomes irrelevant, where can you turn? This book examines leaders who creatively navigated crises, drawing out principles of crisis leadership from them.

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  • Of Kings And Prophets

    $24.99

    Power is only as strong as the authority that sustains it.

    This book will help you be a better leader. It will help you receive a healthy dose of accountability through applied spiritual authority.

    The biblical prophets did not live or prophesy in a contextual vacuum. They spoke into real-life circumstances to real-life leaders such as kings, queens, governors, and generals. Drawing largely on the biblical accounts, Dr. Mark Rutland shows how these interactions, sometimes in the form of advice but more often as dramatic confrontations, demonstrate the tension between heaven’s authority and the princes of this world. Readers will discover that:

    *God positions His messengers to confront and advise those who lead in the natural realm. Likewise, Satan is also working to position his own servants near the world’s leaders hoping to steer them away from the things and plans of God. To whom those leaders listen will determine, to a large extent, the fate of nations.

    *God often positions His servants at the right elbow of leaders in a wide range of disciplines, from business to education to entertainment to politics. Every believer should be open to being “God’s prophetic voice” in someone else’s life, whether that person is a child, a boss, or a town councilman. Likewise, every believer should be in constant prayer for and humbly sensitive to wise counsel sent from God as a gift of grace.

    God makes and unmakes kings. When they can discern and listen to His voice, He sustains their well-wielded authority with His supernatural power.

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  • Black In Blue

    $27.99

    Whatever your positions on Black Lives Matter, defunding the police, and equity in law enforcement, former police chief Carmen Best shares the leadership lessons she learned as the first Black woman to lead the Seattle Police Department–a personal insider story that will challenge your assumptions on how to move the country forward.

    Chief Carmen Best has spent the last 28 years as a member of a major big-city police force, an institution where minorities and women have historically found it especially difficult to succeed. She defied the odds and became the first Black woman to lead the Seattle Police Department.

    In her tenure, she was successful in bringing significantly more diversity to the force. However, when the city council cut her budget in the midst of months of protests against police violence across the nation, she had no choice but to step aside. Without the city’s support, she felt she wouldn’t be able to continue changing the status quo of the police force from within.

    Throughout her career, Chief Best has learned lessons that those coming up behind her can benefit from. In this book, she will use her story to share those urgent lessons. Readers will read about:

    *How Chief Best grew up to believe in the change she set out to create.

    *Her early days in the police force, including lessons from the academy and her time on patrol.

    *How she progressed in her career within a primarily white law enforcement culture and the events that led to her becoming Chief.

    *How she built her team and overcame the politics involved in her high-level position until the call for defunding came.

    Carmen Best teaches readers the core qualities and mindset to persevere and rise through the ranks, even within a workplace whose culture and leadership must be challenged, and policies changed on the way to achieving that vision. Her story is one of motivation and serves as a masterclass in guiding principles for anyone striving to serve their community and rise to the highest echelon of success.

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  • Self Aware Leader

    $14.99

    What’s the single greatest obstacle leaders face in their development, effectiveness, and advancement?

    Lack of self-awareness!

    When leaders don’t see themselves clearly, understand their strengths and weaknesses, or recognize their negative interactions with their team, they limit their influence and undermine their own effectiveness. What’s the solution? Better self-leadership.

    Dr. John C. Maxwell’s The Self-Aware Leader will help any leader become more self-aware, focused, and confident. In this short yet insightful volume, you can learn:

    *How to Gauge Your Effectiveness as a Leader
    *How to Make Better Choices that Lead to Success
    *How to Discover and Correct Your Own Mistakes
    *How to Improve Your Leadership with the Team
    *How to Make the Right Trades in Your Career

    With fifty years of leading and teaching experience, Maxwell, the most influential leadership expert in the world, can help you become your best leadership self.

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  • Change Has Changed

    $16.99

    The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said change is the only constant in life.

    But the world has experienced so much upheaval since January 2020 that change itself has changed! In business, the church, and nonprofits, leaders are being left in the dust as events and challenges speed by in a blur. The pace of change was accelerating before…but the pandemic pressed the pedal to the floor.

    “We’re at an inflection point,” says leadership architect and change strategist Sam Chand. “The way things were isn’t the way things will be.”

    In his new book Change Has Changed, Sam sets out to help leaders understand the evolving nature of change so that they can guide their organizations with wisdom and confidence.

    He examines three major shifts that he likens to three simultaneous earthquakes:

    *Our environment has changed. People are working from home, many businesses may never reopen, and the way we shop, handle health needs, and even go to church has changed.

    *We have changed. We’ve learned to live with rampant uncertainty and a raft full of nagging fears–but our bodies and our souls weren’t meant for this!

    *The people around ushave changed. They are frustrated, isolated, depressed, anxious, and angry. They just don’t feel safe.

    Sam tackles these and related issues head-on by offering lessons that will empower leaders to be ready for the next normal.

    “We used to talk about a new normal as if it’s the end point of change,” Sam explains, “but if we’ve learned anything in the past months, it’s that change is perpetual, and we need to anticipate the next one on the horizon.”

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  • Finding Our Way

    $19.00

    What if the way the Church is “”doing church”” is the very reason the world is seeing less of Jesus in it every day? Beginning with the biblical basics, Jeff Lockyer walks readers through the underlying theology and practical application of how Southridge Community Church has approached ministry for nearly a quarter century. While providing a fresh approach to ministry, the book stimulates how to think–not what to think. It’s written by a local church practitioner for local church practitioners. By providing clarity to the confused, it helps church leaders find their way. By providing practical examples delivered uniquely in multiple church contexts, it supports leaders in finding their own way. And, most of all, by re-framing the operation of the church around fostering full devotion instead of facilitating consumerism, it enables leaders of local churches to reclaim the lifestyle of Jesus among its people. It supports churches and leaders to find their Way–the Way of Jesus.

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  • Finding Our Way

    $28.00

    What if the way the Church is “”doing church”” is the very reason the world is seeing less of Jesus in it every day? Beginning with the biblical basics, Jeff Lockyer walks readers through the underlying theology and practical application of how Southridge Community Church has approached ministry for nearly a quarter century. While providing a fresh approach to ministry, the book stimulates how to think–not what to think. It’s written by a local church practitioner for local church practitioners. By providing clarity to the confused, it helps church leaders find their way. By providing practical examples delivered uniquely in multiple church contexts, it supports leaders in finding their own way. And, most of all, by re-framing the operation of the church around fostering full devotion instead of facilitating consumerism, it enables leaders of local churches to reclaim the lifestyle of Jesus among its people. It supports churches and leaders to find their Way–the Way of Jesus.

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  • Soul Of A Team

    $17.99

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mentor Leader and Quiet Strength comes a book sure to transform your team or organization!

    For most people, succeeding in life requires mastering the art of teamwork. Whether at work, school, church, or home, virtually everyone is part of a team-and when they work well, teams can accomplish more than individuals working by themselves.But not all teams are created equal. When a team isn’t functioning well, individual strengths can be undermined and weaknesses accentuated, making the work environment a terrible place to be. So what does a truly effective team environment look like, and how can you create one within your own organization?

    As a former Super Bowl-winning coach, Tony Dungy is an expert at building and bringing out the best in a team. Drawing on his experiences from years of coaching and working with other leaders, this football fable lays out four essential principles practiced by truly effective teams. Telling the story of a fictional NFL team looking for a turnaround, The Soul of a Team not only identifies some of the most common issues that hold a team back but also lays out a game plan for winning teamwork.

    Whether you aspire to be a better leader or a stronger team player, The Soul of a Team will show you how to contribute to a stronger, healthier, more productive team destined for success.

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  • Gift : How Your Leadership Can Serve Your Church

    $35.99

    Pastors face two temptations when they consider church leadership: one, common in more culturally conservative churches, is simply to preach faithfully and assume that that alone is adequate Christian leadership; the other, common in more culturally contemporary churches, is to apply secular business wisdom, but uncritically. The books published mirror the two camps.

    Both drive a wedge between the Bible and leadership.

    What if the gift of leadership was a clear outworking of biblical teaching? What if there is in the Bible a consistent pattern of human communities flourishing under the good rule of God’s Word.

    Drawing on years of teaching and ministry, Chris Green shows us how, as Mike Ovey put it, Christian leaders can be God’s best possible gift to flourishing communities.

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  • Gospel Shaped Leader

    $17.99

    How do you grow as a leader in the church? Should you read church growth books? Take a few seminars? Or just wing it? Scott Thomas, former director of Acts 29, church planter, and pastor has a different approach. He unpacks how leaning on Jesus empowers not just your teaching, but also grows the humility and biblical wisdom you need to lead.

    Through many years of ministry experience, Thomas has seen the importance of the “soft skills” of leadership–empathy, kindness, and listening–and how not developing those skills negatively impacts churches. Yet simply knowing the need for what the world calls “emotional intelligence,” doesn’t guarantee growth in these areas. But understanding and applying the gospel will bring transformation.

    Thomas gives practical, specific help in navigating relational challenges that leaders commonly encounter and unpacks how a gospel-shaped response brings healing. Complete with reflection questions at the end of each chapter to encourage self-inventory and further study, The Gospel Shaped Leader will encourage church leaders of all ages in the categories of self-awareness, self-management, relational awareness, and relational management, with the goal of recognizing strengths and weaknesses so they can continue growing more like Christ.

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  • Running With Joy

    $18.99

    Unleash your potential and learn how to activate your own special talents so you can run with joy!

    Executive and talent coach Robb Hiller wants to lift your spirits, help you find your passion, and come alongside you as you discover your natural, God-given talents. In his newest book, Running with Joy, Robb shares the inspiration he’s found in his dog, Bentley, and how his lovable Labrador naturally runs on joy. Through heartwarming stories about Bentley, Robb Hiller will help you learn how to run on instinct, use your natural talents, and lean into the happiness that has been yours all along. A total of five key principles can guide you toward a joy-filled life so that you, in turn, can guide others.

    Once you finish Running with Joy, you will have learned important lessons that will uncomplicate your business and personal life so that you can achieve greater success and live with enthusiasm and contentment every day.

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  • Innovation Crisis : Creating Disruptive Influence In The Ministry You Lead

    $16.99

    If you aren’t innovating, stagnation isn’t far away.

    Ministry leaders carry the burden of keeping their organizations lean, focused, and relevant. The stakes are especially high for churches and other organizations that fulfill the Great Commission. When souls are on the line, there’s no room for bureaucratic bloat or sustaining a cumbersome infrastructure. It’s up to the leadership-that’s you-to realize where the organization is in maintenance mode and find ways to innovate even when the growth curve has slowed and the team has started to grow complacent.

    Using missions disruptor William Carey as an example, Ted Esler shows how you, too, can innovate in ways that change the ministry landscape. Esler will help you keep an eye on your “eccliosystem”-the ecclesial ecosystem in which you exist. You’ll learn about the four stages of organizational culture-disrupting, innovating, sustaining, and stagnating-and gain strategies for staying in that sweet spot where innovations keep coming and stagnation can’t take hold.

    The gospel of Jesus Christ never grows stale. Don’t let your ministry ever forget it!

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  • Spiritual Life Of A Leader

    $14.99

    The Best Leaders Rely on God

    No matter where you lead, the qualities that make a great leader are the same: you should be humble, selfless, honest, collaborative, and teachable. Most of all, you should recognize Jesus as the gold standard of leadership and make your relationship with God your top priority.

    In The Spiritual Life of a Leader, bestselling author Boyd Bailey will help you develop the habits and goals of an effective leader. As you orient your heart toward serving God, you’ll grow in your ability to bear spiritual fruit in your workplace, serve your colleagues, and raise up other leaders.

    Learn how you can…
    *use honest self-assessment to improve your weaknesses and hone your spiritual strengths
    *make spirituality a central part of your management style, even in a secular environment
    *avoid the temptations common to leaders and ensure your unique spiritual needs are met

    Get ready to grow as a leader and a follower of Christ. The Spiritual Life of a Leader will help you adopt God’s priorities as your own and enable you to shine for Him as you follow Jesus’ footsteps.

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  • Leading In Tough Times

    $10.00

    Learn how to lead well and grow your team amidst challenges and tough times.

    Great leaderships will face challenges. Markets will collapse; pandemics will come; people will always provide new and interesting ways to makes things difficult. But leaders must achieve results and build a team that produces, even when you are faced with difficult circumstances.

    This all-new book from John Maxwell, created using content from several of his previous bestselling titles, is the ultimate guide to helping your team survive and even thrive when the unexpected happens. Maxwell helps leaders identify their team’s main challenges, take stock of their liabilities, understand what they can control, and use challenges as opportunities to rethink the way they do things. He ultimately gives leaders the tools to grow their teams in the midst of difficult times.

    Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell reassures leaders that they can still lead well and help people develop the skills they need to become great leaders, even when times are tough.

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  • 1st Time Manager

    $22.99

    New managers, young professionals, current managers: excel in your positions faster than ever before using this trusted go-to guide, revised and updated to address the most modern management challenges.

    The jump from star employee to new manager is bigger than most people realize-with opportunities to fail at every step. Stumbling your way through isn’t an option.

    Learn to conquer every challenge like a pro with the clear, candid advice in The First-Time Manager. For nearly four decades, this trusted guide has brought newcomers up to speed on the nitty-gritty realities of managing people.

    Leading meetings, hiring employees, motivating others, actively listening, staying calm under pressure, overcoming resistance-dozens of skills are hammered home with honest explanations of what to expect and how to excel. Examples and action steps round out the lessons.
    Plus, this seventh edition delivers new information that helps you manage across generations, use online performance appraisal tools, persuade with stories, oversee remote employees, build a team dynamic, match a boss’s style, and more.

    With little experience or training, a coveted promotion can become a trial by fire. No one needs that. Turn to the book that thousands have relied on to hit the ground running.

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  • Big Results Leadership

    $17.99

    The success of any leadership is all too often pointed to the characteristics of good leadership. The reality is that many of us are fully aware of the qualities of a good leader. Book after book in the pastoral community may light the path to good leadership but rarely gives us the markers that allow us to discern if we are still moving in the right direction.

    Big Results: Leadership tackles that obstacle by guiding our future leaders in their early steps but also points to the “results” of that kind of leadership. The main take away from this read is that God-centered leadership always yields big results.

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  • Everyday Discernment : The Art Of Cultivating Spirit-Led Leadership

    $14.99

    We need a God who guides, right now, in real time, through the decisions and challenges of our lives.

    The author uses Scripture, a variety of resources, and his professional experience to demonstrate the key ways that Christian leaders can access the Holy Spirit’s guidance to discern God’s truth in the mysteries of everyday experience. Each chapter closes with practical action steps that leaders can take to practice living and working by the Spirit.

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  • Discipled Leader : Inspiration From A Fortune 500 Executive For Transformin

    $24.99

    Preston Poore has spent decades in corporate America. Despite all the excellent advice he was given for growing in leadership, there was something missing: a way to bring his Christian beliefs to bear in his professional life, not just his personal life. So Preston sought his own answer to how his faith could impact his management of hundreds of employees.

    What he discovered was this: the first step wasn’t adjusting his leadership style. Instead, he needed to let God change him before he could effect real change in his workplace. And in order to model discipleship to his team, he needed to first be discipled by the Spirit. Here, in the day-to-day practice of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, Poore found where his faith and exceptional leadership intersect.

    Through personal stories, biblical principles, and hands-on workplace guidance, Poore offers readers a unique look at this seldom-discussed connection. He challenges struggling leaders to engage in the hard work of daily discipleship. And he charges experienced leaders to return to the fundamentals of their faith, encouraging them to disciple other Christians with leadership potential.

    For anyone wrestling with how to bring faith to the workplace, whether it be a cubicle or a boardroom, Discipled Leader reveals that leadership doesn’t begin behind the desk–it begins in the soul.

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  • Lead Like Christ

    $16.99

    As a Christian, does your leadership approach look any different from that of those who don’t follow Christ? In the Bible, God showed us what leadership looks in his kingdom, and at first a lot of it seems upside-down. The first shall be last. The master shall be the servant. But how can we apply these counterintuitive truths in our own world today? The first step, it turns out, is to become a good follower–a disciple of Christ who always lets him take the lead.

    Rather than focusing on the nuts and bolts of management, Lead Like Christ looks closely at how leaders can better imitate the greatest leader of all. Looking to the example of Christ, regardless of the setting, is the only way to create the relationships, loyalty, and cohesion you need to lead well. This step of humility and obedience is not easy, but it will result in powerful, long-lasting change in both your own leadership role today as well as in God’s eternal kingdom.

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  • Clarity In Crisis

    $24.99

    Meet your next crisis head on and come through it stronger than ever by using the hard-earned strategies and core principles from Marc Polymeropoulos, a highly decorated, 26-year operations officer with the CIA.

    Marc Polymeropoulos has had to live with the consequences of decisions made under the most high-stress circumstances you can imagine as a senior intelligence officer in the CIA, retiring from his 26 years of service as one of the CIA’s most decorated field officers.

    Though your crisis situations may not entail international counter terrorism as Marc’s did, in our age of social media and a 24-hour news cycle, the consequences of mishandling a crisis can escalate quickly, leaving irreparable damage to a company’s reputation and bottom line in its wake.

    In Clarity in Crisis, Marc shares how true leaders need to lead in and through times of crisis and thrive under conditions of ambiguity, rather than message their way out or duck from hard decisions. Far from mere theory, Marc outlines the unique and specific mindset and strategies he himself practiced and honed throughout his remarkable career.

    Clarity in Crisis provides proven strategies and core principles that leaders can apply to meet any crisis head on and lead through it, including:

    *The critical elements to managing crisis, such as knowing who you can always count on to execute under high-stress situations.

    *An understanding of the importance of following and stressing key fundamentals and avoiding shortcuts that often do more harm than good.

    *Implementation guidance from the “Mad Minute” section at the end of each chapter that summarizes key points and action items you can begin applying right away.

    *How to gain confidence that you are ready for the next crisis, wherever it comes from, and embrace less than ideal situations with no fear, using the core principles outlined in these pages to find unshakeable clarity in crisis and lead when others want to flee.

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  • Taking The Lead

    $17.99

    The president of Joe Gibbs Racing-the winningest team in NASCAR history-shares the secrets of succeeding in business and in life.In NASCAR, as in life, the difference between winning and losing often comes down to being in the right place at the right time and making the most of every opportunity.

    Nobody understands that better than Dave Alpern. Dave started his career as an unpaid intern selling T-shirts for the newly formed Joe Gibbs Racing team. Nearly three decades later, he’s now the president of JGR, a multimillion-dollar elite, record-setting racing team with more than 500 employees. In Taking the Lead, Dave shares the wisdom he’s learned along the way: key principles that will equip you with what you need to rise to the top and succeed with integrity and purpose-whatever team you’re on.

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  • Becoming Trader Joe

    $19.99

    Build an iconic shopping experience that your customers love-and a work environment that your employees love being a part of-using this blueprint from Trader Joe’s visionary founder, Joe Coulombe.

    Infuse your organization with a distinct personality and culture that draws customers in a way that simply competing on price cannot.

    Joe Coulombe founded what would become Trader Joe’s in the late 1960s and helped shape it into the beloved, quirky food chain it is today. Realizing early on that he could not compete and win by playing the same game his bigger competitors were playing, he decided to build a store for educated people of somewhat modest means. He brought in unusual products from around the world and promoted them in the Fearless Flyer, providing customers with background on how they were sourced and their nutritional value. He also gave the stores a tiki theme to reinforce the exotic trader ship concept with employees wearing Hawaiian shirts.

    In this way, Joe laid down a blueprint for other business owners to follow to build their own unique shopping experience that customers love, and a work environment that employees love being a part of.

    In Becoming Trader Joe, Joe shares the lessons he learned by challenging the status quo and rethinking the way a business operates. He shows readers of all types:

    *How moving from a pure analytical approach to a more creative, problem-solving approach can drive innovation.

    *How finding an affluent niche of passionate customers can be a better strategy than competing on price and volume.

    *How questioning all aspects of the way you do business leads to powerful results.

    *How to build a business around your values and identity.

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  • Legacy Of Leaders

    $16.99

    Jesus redefined the concept of leadership when He stated, “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:26-28; Mark 10:43-45, Luke 22:26-27).

    Legacy of Leaders: A 40-Day Journey with the Men of God’s Word walks through forty stories in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, from pillars of the faith like Abraham and David to the easily missed like Shamgar and Joseph (Jesus’ dad).

    Whether your first or thousandth time through these ageless accounts of men who encountered God, Scripture reveals that He did not choose super-heroes, but rather broken men the world often ignored and overlooked.

    Be encouraged, challenged, and inspired on this 40-day journey, allowing God to show you what His leadership can look like in your life, as well as the leader He can create in you.

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  • Revolutionary Leadership : Essential Lessons From The Men And Women Of The

    $17.99

    Times of crisis call for revolutionary leadership. What better model could we have for courage and creativity under fire than those who found themselves in positions of leadership during the American Revolutionary War? Men and women, famous and obscure, of European and African descent–the leaders of the revolution faced outrageous odds and dire consequences should they fail. Yet they stuck to their principles, winning the most unlikely of victories and not only shaping a new country but reshaping the world.

    Now Pat Williams helps you apply their genius to your sphere of influence. Through the remarkable stories of more than 25 leaders of the American Revolution, you’ll discover fresh insight into how great leaders are formed, refined, tested, and strengthened.

    As Thomas Paine wrote, “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” Let Pat Williams show you how to lead in our day with revolutionary courage, confidence, and a serving heart.

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  • 101 Leadership Insights

    $14.99

    Tools, Tips, and Techniques for the Leader on the Go!

    Whether you lead in an office, a jobsite, a church, or a classroom, 101 Leadership Insights is a handy guidebook guaranteed to help you better face the challenges and conundrums that come with being a leader. This collection of short yet highly informative chapters takes on more than a hundred of the most common leadership issues, from handling workplace conflict to managing your personal life to recognizing red flags in unfamiliar situations and beyond.

    Written by bestselling author Bob Phillips and business owner Del Walinga, this book is packed with invaluable wisdom that will help you improve your skills as a manager, mentor, and communicator. Featuring helpful personal checklists, solution-oriented questions, illuminating illustrations, and insightful perspectives from well-known leaders, you’ll discover thoughtful and practical guidance readily available for you anytime you’re in a pinch.

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  • Pope And The Pandemic

    $20.00

    Through an examination of Pope Francis’s words and actions during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Father Orobator finds a model of leadership.

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  • 5 Levels Of Leadership

    $28.00

    Fuel success and grow your team at every level of leadership.

    True leadership isn’t a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than “the boss” people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.

    The 5 Levels of Leadership are:
    1. Position – People follow because they have to.

    2. Permission – People follow because they want to.

    3. Production – People follow because of what you have done for the organization.

    4. People Development – People follow because of what you have done for them personally.

    5. Pinnacle – People follow because of who you are and what you represent.
    Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.

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  • Hinge Moments : Making The Most Of Life’s Transitions

    $22.00

    In life we have moments in time in which we have an opportunity before us to make a change or to respond to a situation.

    According to Michael Lindsay, president of Gordon College, what follows these instances will depend intrinsically on the decisions we make and the actions we take. These are what he calls “hinge moments”–opportunities to open (or close) doors to various pathways of our lives. Lindsay maintains that getting these moments right can change our lives for the better, and getting them wrong can pose problems for years to come: “Some transitions have a disproportionate impact on our happiness, our contribution to society, and our family’s well-being.” In these pages Lindsay shares faith-based stories of success and failure from his ten-year study of 550 PLATINUM leaders. He has charted seven phases of transition, providing both practical and spiritual insights for making the most of each stage. In uncertain and tumultuous times, there is no better advantage than wisdom gained early.

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  • Change Your World Workbook

    $19.99

    John Maxwell and Rob Hoskins have invested their lives as champions of change. Maxwell’s organizations EQUIP and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation have transformed communities by training more than five million leaders from literally every country in the world. Hoskins’s One Hope has transformed the lives of more than one billion children and youth in 120 countries around the globe.

    Now, for the first time, these two leaders have partnered to write a book about how anyone, anywhere, can transform their world. Offering practical principles based on solid research and real-life experience, the authors teach how to recognize where and how to get started, who to recruit, when to mobilize people, what to do, how to communicate, and how to know when they’ve really hit the target. This accompanying workbook integrates the power of Maxwell’s familiar and engaging leadership communication with the research-based international insights of Hoskins’s and One Hope global experience.

    Transformation is within the reach of anyone who is willing to think, speak, and act in a way that values people and collaborates with them to bring about lasting positive change. This workbook will give them the tools to go through the steps, based on the trade book, to make that happen in their lives.

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  • Faithful Leaders : And The Things That Matter Most

    $14.99

    Explore the things that really matter for a successful ministry.

    “Well done good and faithful servant.” Every ministry leader wants to hear these words when they meet their Lord. But what does successful ministry look like?

    There are many books on leadership strategies and church structures, but this one looks at what matters most: the character and attitude of church leaders. It recognizes that the spiritual health of the church leaders in large part determines the spiritual health of the congregation and therefore the success of the ministry.

    In this short, punchy, challenging and at times surprising book, Rico Tice draws on decades of experience in church leadership to call fellow pastors and others with oversight of areas of church ministry to define success biblically, fight their sin, lead themselves and serve their churches. It will be a battle, but one worth fighting because personal holiness and godly leadership matter eternally.

    A must-read on pastoral leadership for pastors, elders, worship leaders, youth leaders and anyone else with a leadership role in church ministry.

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  • Communication

    $8.95

    Drawing from a variety of sources, this Little Book addresses how we can communicate more effectively, and how we can lead others to do the same.

    The literal definition of communication is “to make common.” It shares a root with words we know well in congregational life: community and communion. At the heart of learning to live in common is the practice of speaking the truth in love: being honest and direct, fostering trust, and learning how to listen.

    This series of Little Books of Leadership is designed to foster conversations within congregations around certain principles and practices that nurture community and growth in the ongoing life of the church.

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  • Resilience

    $8.95

    In difficult circumstances, conflicts, and life-changing events, we often need inspiration and support to move forward.

    The root of the word resilience means “to rebound” or “to bounce back,” which implies something happened that was out of our control and required us to recover. Drawing from a variety of sources, this Little Book looks at how we learn to recover and how we can lead others to do the same.

    This series of Little Books of Leadership is designed to foster conversations within congregations around certain principles and practices that nurture community and growth in the ongoing life of the church.

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  • Lead Like It Matters To God

    $25.00

    Richard Stearns is a leader who has been tested as a CEO in both secular companies and also as the head of one of the world’s largest Christian ministries.

    After stints as CEO of Parker Brothers and then Lenox, Stearns accepted the invitation to leave his corporate career to become the president of World Vision US, where he became the longest serving president in their seventy-year history. During his tenure there he implemented corporate best practices, lowering overheads while tripling revenues. His leadership in calling the American church to respond to some of the greatest crises of our time, notably the HIV and AIDS pandemic, and the global refugee crisis, challenged Christians to embrace a bold vision for compassion, mercy, and justice. In Lead Like It Matters to God, Stearns shares the leadership principles he has learned over the course of his remarkable career. As a leader who has navigated both secular and sacred spaces, Stearns claims that the values Christian leaders embrace in their workplaces are actually more important than the results they achieve–that God is more concerned about a leader’s character than a leader’s success. With wisdom, wit, and biblical teaching, Stearns shares captivating stories of his life journey and unpacks seventeen crucial values that can transform leaders and their organizations. When leaders embody values such as integrity, courage, excellence, forgiveness, humility, surrender, balance, generosity, perseverance, love, excellence, and encouragement, they not only improve their witness for Christ, they also shape institutions, influence culture, improve team performance, and create healthy workplaces where people can flourish. Through this book, Stearns will inspire a new generation of Christian leaders to boldly take their values into their workplaces to tangibly demonstrate the character of Christ, the love of Christ, and the truth of Christ as they live out their faith in full view of others.

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  • Lead Like It Matters To God Study Guide

    $10.00

    Lead Like It Matters to God by Richard Stearns is about how the values Christian leaders embrace are more important than the success they achieve.

    This eight-session companion study guide explores seventeen values that will transform your leadership. Following the structure of review, reflect, and practice, this dynamic guide also provides discussion starters for groups to have honest conversations about how values-driven leadership not only improves their witness for Christ but also influences culture and creates healthy workplaces where people and teams flourish. Take a look at the seventeen leadership values you will explore in this study guide:
    *Surrender
    *Sacrifice
    *Trust
    *Excellence
    *Love
    *Humility
    *Integrity
    *Vision
    *Courage
    *Generosity
    *Forgiveness
    *Self-Awareness
    *Balance
    *Humor
    *Encouragement
    *Perseverance
    *Listening

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  • Character Carved In Stone

    $17.99

    Overlooking the Hudson River on the campus of the United States Military Academy at West Point are 12 granite benches, each inscribed with a word representing a key leadership virtue: compassion, courage, dedication, determination, dignity, discipline, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, responsibility, service, and trust. These benches remind cadets of the qualities that lead to victory and success, not just on the battlefield, but in all of life.

    With his signature enthusiasm and insight, Pat Williams shares the incredible stories of West Point graduates who exemplified these traits, from the Civil War to the War on Terror. He shows readers of all backgrounds how to develop these 12 essential virtues in their lives, whether they are in the corporate world, the academic world, the military, the church, or in some other sphere.

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  • Leading Things You Didnt Start

    $22.00

    A high-impact leadership coach gives you the tools you need to maximize your influence in a new role, giving you the ability to meet any challenge and take your team, organization, church or company to new heights.

    Tyler Reagin addresses a mission-critical but often overlooked aspect of leadership: healthy upward transition. Most leaders find themselves responsible for organizations, teams, and products that they didn’t launch from the ground up. They step into the middle of established cultures, processes, teams, and goals. It’s from that middle that they must make the most challenging and crucial decisions.

    Through the use of tried-and-true coaching principles and practical case studies with leaders like Buzz Williams, head coach at Texas A&M, and Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes, Reagin helps you maximize your newfound influx of influence and master the intentions of an inheriting leader. Get the strategies you need in order to ask the right questions, motivate the new-to-you-team, identify and attack the right problems, invest your energy in core systems, increase your output, and bring out the best in you and your team.

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  • 7 Deadly Sins Of Women In Leadership

    $28.99

    For the first time in modern history, women are making their way into strategic positions of influence and leadership within the church, public, corporate, charity and voluntary sectors, in unprecedented numbers. Women are called by God to flourish in these arenas. However, there are significant external and internal issues that hinder women in leadership in unique ways.

    But if you think this book is only for women, you are gravely mistaken. While women’s entry onto the leadership arena may have been the catalyst to uncover deep-seated issues in leadership culture, the challenges addressed here are not unique to women in leadership alone.

    In 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership, Kate Coleman considers what lies at the root of the many challenges facing today’s leaders–women and men–and proposes ways of dealing with them. Effective leadership starts with you and, based on her 35 years of leadership experience, Kate explains how you can:
    *Overcome limiting self-perceptions
    *Establish boundaries
    *Develop a tailor-made personal vision
    *Cultivate a healthy work/life rhythm
    *Stop being a people-pleaser
    *Learn to confront not collude
    *Be intentional with your inner circle

    Written for every leader from any sector, this proven and practical book will enable you to identify and overcome self-defeating patterns of behavior, in ways that will radically transform your leadership.

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  • Starfish And The Spirit

    $19.99

    Leveraging the metaphor Ori popularized in his NYT best-selling book, The Starfish and the Spider, Ori Brafman shows why the distributed structures of starfish organizations are uniquely fit to the church. They can function without a rigid central authority, and their regenerative abilities make them nimbler in reacting to external forces. Seeding starfish networks inside todays churches will prepare the church of tomorrow to be agile while still maintaining the necessary accountability to be effective.

    Rather than advocating the adoption of a starfish structure in place of the hierarchy of the spider, Brafman, along with pastors Lance Ford and Rob Wegner, emphasize the advantages of adapting the structure and order inherent in a spider organization toward a hybrid model–either a Spiderfish approach (leaning toward centralization) or a Starder approach (leaning toward decentralization).

    The Starfish and the Spirit is about creating a culture where church leaders view themselves as curators of a community on mission, not the source of certainty for every question and project. It is about creating a team of humble leaders “in the middle” of the church, not at the top–leaders who naturally reproduce multiple generations of leaders, from the middle out on mission. Imagine a church led by a team whose gifts and talents are completely unleashed, enabling everyone to show up and step up with all they really are. The joy and vigor coming from the collective strength, intelligence, and skill in the community of leaders not only brings greater potency but better yields for your ministry as well. What would it be like to see this kind of healthy leadership reproduced into the second, third, and fourth generation, on multiple strands?

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  • Empower : The 4 Keys To Leading A Volunteer Movement

    $17.99

    How do you lead a movement?

    Movements that unify millions and sustain national relevance over the course of decades are hard to come by. They’re even harder to plan and predict. But that is exactly what happened and is captured with stunning detail in this book.

    In Empower, Jeff Martin drills in to four key principles that can unlock a volunteer-led movement. They were unearthed from an event he founded in 2004 called “Fields of Faith” that focused on giving ordinary people the microphone. It has impacted and united millions of people, thousands of volunteers, and countless community organizations. Each year, over 250,000 people gather on one night in communities across the country.

    How was he able to lead this movement? How can you lead a movement? Empower will give you the four keys-value, simplicity, commonality, and ownership-to lead a movement of your own.

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  • What Comes Next

    $15.99

    What if, instead of keeping up with change, you could get ahead of it?

    Our mission as Christians was the same yesterday as it is today and will be tomorrow. The world, however, is changing faster than ever before, and keeping up feels impossible. The realities of human life–from how we develop relationships to how we use technology to have impact –therefore change rapidly too. It’s critical that Christian leaders take this into consideration as they plan for their organizations’ future.

    In What Comes Next?, strategists and innovation experts Nick Skytland and Ali Llewellyn use the eight elements of their Futures Framework to teach us how to help shape the future, be visionary, and grow our businesses and ministries. This futures-thinking process is a proven solution for executives, entrepreneurs, pastors, and anyone in between who struggles to respond to an ever-changing world.

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  • 150 Essential Insights On Leadership

    $12.99

    “The best leaders bring all of the resources in their world into play to accomplish something great.” John Maxwell

    Influential author and teacher John C. Maxwell travels around the world to meet with people of all backgrounds, helping them discover their God-given purpose. John’s timeless leadership principles equip and empower people-from Fortune 500 companies to community leaders-to do remarkable things and lead significant and fulfilled lives.

    Now you can gain from John’s wisdom and guidance with this collection of some of his most impactful quotes. Whether you are called to lead or you’re simply seeking God’s direction for your life, you will benefit from his valuable insights on…

    *Taking Action: “In the beginning, you just need to get moving. Try different things. It’s much easier to start doing something right if you’ve already started doing something.

    *Dreaming Big: “Dreams are valuable commodities. They propel us forward. They give us energy. They make us enthusiastic. Everyone ought to have a dream.”

    *Investing in Others: “One of the ironies of leadership is that you become a better leader by sharing whatever power you have, not by saving it all for yourself. You’re meant to be a river, not a reservoir. If you use your power to empower others, your leadership will extend far beyond your grasp.”

    Let John’s words inspire you to make a difference in your home, your workplace, and your world.

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  • 150 Essential Insights On Leadership

    $7.99

    “The best leaders bring all of the resources in their world into play to accomplish something great.”
    John Maxwell

    Influential author and teacher John C. Maxwell travels around the world to meet with people of all backgrounds, helping them discover their God-given purpose. John’s timeless leadership principles equip and empower people-from Fortune 500 companies to community leaders-to do remarkable things and lead significant and fulfilled lives.

    Now you can gain from John’s wisdom and guidance with this collection of some of his most impactful quotes. Whether you are called to lead or you’re simply seeking God’s direction for your life, you will benefit from his valuable insights on…

    *Taking Action: “In the beginning, you just need to get moving. Try different things. It’s much easier to start doing something right if you’ve already started doing something.
    *Dreaming Big: “Dreams are valuable commodities. They propel us forward. They give us energy. They make us enthusiastic. Everyone ought to have a dream.”
    *Investing in Others: “One of the ironies of leadership is that you become a better leader by sharing whatever power you have, not by saving it all for yourself. You’re meant to be a river, not a reservoir. If you use your power to empower others, your leadership will extend far beyond your grasp.”

    Let John’s words inspire you to make a difference in your home, your workplace, and your world.

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  • Service Driven Leader Workbook

    $18.95

    The Service Driven Leader Workbook will give you both the motivation and the practical direction you need to: become a standout organization in your local community; create a culture of engagement where employees and team members look forward to coming to work; and discover how “doing the right thing” can mean good business and increased profit. “If you want to build a boat, don’t begin by collecting wood, cutting boards, or assigning tasks. Begin by awakening in the souls of your workers a longing for the vast and boundless sea.” –Antoine De Saint-Exupery. Discover the 6 secrets to success as a Service Driven Leader, secrets that can revolutionize your business in much the same way that embracing the power of service has transformed a multitude of individual lives.

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  • We Shall Be Changed

    $9.95

    How will we regather the church after pandemic?

    The Covid-19 pandemic is an inflection point for the church everywhere–and certainly for the Episcopal Church. The sudden flowering of creativity, connection, and collaboration is an expression of the Holy Spirit’s relentless presence within the church; yet ongoing distancing creates difficulties to be overcome on the other side of the present crisis.

    How will we change habits of isolation and regather the church? How will we manage the impact on church finances? How is God calling us to embrace the energy and creativity of this moment–and the longing people have felt for a return to community? What challenges will we face regathering the people of God, particularly in already weakened communities?

    We Shall Be Changed is a gathering of brief essays from thought leaders around the church on pressing topics that the church needs to be considering now–in preparation for the end of this pandemic. The book is designed to spur conversation within parishes, fellowship groups, and clergy gatherings about how to embrace the gifts this time has given while anticipating and addressing the very real challenges the church will confront in its wake.

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  • On The Emmaus Road

    $19.95

    This book maps ways to seek a new ordained leader, with both traditional and creative approaches to help your parish thrive in the midst of change.

    How can a church best respond when their priest tells them “I’m retiring,” or “I’ve been called to another parish?” This book outlines to receiving a new ordained leader, recognizing that every parish is different. Discerning exactly what your parish needs can be both a challenge and a joy, and On the Emmaus Road affirms that you can listen to God’s voice while attending to other day-to-day tasks. Based upon several years of doctoral research into the work of search committees in the Diocese of Virginia, this book has been refined through the experience of using its new methodologies in over seventy-five calls. With both traditional and creative new approaches to the clergy search process, Thorpe gives a wealth of resources for your parish to not only survive the days to come, but thrive in the midst of them.

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  • C Suite And Beyond

    $12.99

    What is your roadmap to success? As someone who has lived and worked in several different countries, Tom Kereszti shares how to lead a business based on Christian principles in this guide. He focuses on four keys: who you are, your vision, is your strategy a growth strategy, and the members of your team. He also highlights a bonus principle: connecting with others. The book is filled with stories of leaders who have successfully led teams, inspirational quotes, Biblical lessons, and companies who have gotten it right. If you are a C-Level executive or just aspiring to be one, this book will empower you to become a better leader. Find a Christian-based path that leads to personal and business success with the lessons, insights, and examples in C Suite and Beyond.

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  • C Suite And Beyond

    $34.99

    What is your roadmap to success? As someone who has lived and worked in several different countries, Tom Kereszti shares how to lead a business based on Christian principles in this guide. He focuses on four keys: who you are, your vision, is your strategy a growth strategy, and the members of your team. He also highlights a bonus principle: connecting with others. The book is filled with stories of leaders who have successfully led teams, inspirational quotes, Biblical lessons, and companies who have gotten it right. If you are a C-Level executive or just aspiring to be one, this book will empower you to become a better leader. Find a Christian-based path that leads to personal and business success with the lessons, insights, and examples in C Suite and Beyond.

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  • Tempered Resilience : How Leaders Are Formed In The Crucible Of Change

    $26.00

    What type of leadership is needed in a moment that demands adaptive change? Exploring the qualities of adaptive leadership within churches and nonprofit organizations, Tod Bolsinger deftly examines both the external challenges we face and the internal resistance that holds us back, showing how leaders can become both stronger and more flexible.

    What type of leadership is needed in a moment that demands adaptive change? Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains, is uniquely positioned to explore the qualities of adaptive leadership in contexts ranging from churches to nonprofit organizations. He deftly examines both the external challenges we face and the internal resistance that holds us back. Bolsinger writes: “To temper describes the process of heating, holding, hammering, cooling, and reheating that adds stress to raw iron until it becomes a glistening knife blade or chisel tip.” When reflection and relationships are combined into a life of deliberate practice, leaders become both stronger and more flexible. As a result, these resilient leaders are able to offer greater wisdom and skill to the organizations they serve. Also available: Tempered Resilience Study Guide

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  • Lead Strong : Developing Character For Ministry Leadership

    $33.95

    New leaders have tremendous potential to be the next generation of church leaders, but for many, biblical character development was not a foundational part of growing up.

    Pastor Philip J. Rasmussen, vice president of church relations and spiritual formation at Northwest University, draws on his experience working closely with pastors and students to outline the problems to developing the next generation of church leaders-as well as solutions.

    He knows how concerned church leaders are with finding qualified ministerial replacements, but he also knows most students have not been prepared to live a life in ministry. If they don’t get the guidance they need, a shortage of qualified individuals looms on the horizon.

    Lead Strong starts with the premise that a person must fully embrace the Fruit of Spirit as the vital elements for character development. When the Fruit of Spirit is present in a believer’s life, essential leadership qualities will naturally flow as the leader influences people.

    This book can be used for ministry training sessions, small group studies, or one’s individual devotional development. Its purpose is to reveal the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer and to clearly describe the fruit that His presence should bear in one’s character.

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  • Wisdom From Babylon

    $25.00

    What does it mean to provide leadership for the church in an increasingly secular context? When religion is privatized and secularism reigns in the public square, Christians are often drawn toward either individualist escapism or constant cultural warfare. But might this context instead offer a fresh invitation for the church to adapt and thrive? Gordon Smith is passionate about the need for capable, mature leaders to navigate and respond to a changing society. In this book, he draws on his extensive experience as a university president, pastor, and international speaker to open a multidisciplinary conversation about the competencies and capacities essential for today’s leaders. After analyzing the phenomenon of secularization in the West and charting common Christian responses, Smith introduces four sources of wisdom to help guide us through this new terrain: the people and prophets of Judah during the Babylonian exile, the early church in its pagan environment, contemporary churches across the Global South, and Christian thinkers in post-Christian Europe. From these resources he identifies practices and strategies-from liturgy and catechesis to mission and hospitality-that can give shape to faithful, alternate communities in such a time as this. In cultures fraught with fear and division, Smith calls for leaders who can effect change from the margins, promote unity and maturity among Christians, and provide a non-anxious presence grounded in the presence of Christ. Educators, church leaders, and anyone seeking to understand the times will find this book to be an indispensable resource for cultivating distinctively Christian leadership.

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  • Lead Strong : Developing Character For Ministry Leadership

    $17.95

    New leaders have tremendous potential to be the next generation of church leaders, but for many, biblical character development was not a foundational part of growing up.

    Pastor Philip J. Rasmussen, vice president of church relations and spiritual formation at Northwest University, draws on his experience working closely with pastors and students to outline the problems to developing the next generation of church leaders-as well as solutions.

    He knows how concerned church leaders are with finding qualified ministerial replacements, but he also knows most students have not been prepared to live a life in ministry. If they don’t get the guidance they need, a shortage of qualified individuals looms on the horizon.

    Lead Strong starts with the premise that a person must fully embrace the Fruit of Spirit as the vital elements for character development. When the Fruit of Spirit is present in a believer’s life, essential leadership qualities will naturally flow as the leader influences people.

    This book can be used for ministry training sessions, small group studies, or one’s individual devotional development. Its purpose is to reveal the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer and to clearly describe the fruit that His presence should bear in one’s character.

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  • 7 Perspectives Of Effective Leaders

    $26.99

    According to CEO and executive coach Daniel Harkavy, effective leadership boils down to just two things: your decisions and influence. Good decisions lead to strong results, which in turn increase your influence. If you get these two things right, your leadership effectiveness improves.

    But as all leaders know, it’s not that easy, especially in today’s fast-paced, complex, and connected environment. To make the best decisions and have maximum impact, you need to see your business from seven perspectives:
    – current reality
    – long-term vision
    – strategic bets
    – the team
    – the customer- your role
    – the outsider

    Drawing upon his 25 years of experience as a successful CEO and executive coach, and including conversations and thinking from more than 20 well-known business and organizational leaders, Daniel Harkavy unpacks a proven framework you can implement for immediate results in your organization’s culture and performance. If you’re looking to improve your leadership, this book will give you a straightforward framework to do so.

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  • Shrinking The Integrity Gap

    $24.99

    Every leader values integrity, but far too few live it out. The founders of Living Wholehearted, Jeff and Terra Mattson, find that most high-capacity leaders have experienced childhood trauma and use leadership as a way to cope.

    In Shrinking the Integrity Gap, the Mattsons remind readers that integrity is a way of being and not a one-time event. Providing long-term solutions rooted in grace, they explore the following:

    *The symptoms and systemic impact of the integrity gap
    *How a leader’s unresolved story impacts their influence
    *Ways to overcome the loneliness and effects of leadership
    *Healthy leadership habits for wholehearted leadership

    Integrating biblical truth, clinical research, relational wisdom, and real stories, Shrinking the Integrity Gap equips readers to become the kind of leader anyone would want to follow.

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  • Inspiration Code : How The Best Leaders Energize People Every Day

    $18.99

    Everyone wants to be the kind of leader who can energize and mobilize others with their words, who in a single conversation can change the direction of someone’s life. But why is it that so few crack the code of how to do just that? Executive coach Kristi Hedges has spent years studying exactly what inspiring leaders do differently, and in The Inspiration Code dispels the myths that have hindered too many in their unsuccessful campaigns to inspire their team. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, Hedges reveals that inspiring communication isn’t about grand gestures. Instead, those who motivate us most do a few specific things routinely, consistently, and intentionally. Learn the myths that don’t work. Learn the common qualities of the most inspirational leaders. Learn how to authentically excite and motivate your team toward new frontiers of success!

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  • Whats In Your Hand

    $15.99

    After decades of tending sheep, Moses is suddenly thrown into one of the greatest and most challenging leadership roles in the Old Testament. His first assignment on the job? Free two million Israelite slaves and lead them through the desert.

    As leaders, many of us can relate to Moses’s feeling of inadequacy in the face of daunting and unknown leadership landscapes that lie before us. In What’s in Your Hand, author Eddie Estep follows Moses’s incredible, sea-splitting journey and offers important leadership lessons that include:

    – Hearing God’s voice
    – Leading through change
    – Managing emotion in leadership
    – Activating your leadership team

    From a timid, self-effacing shepherd to a mighty biblical figure, the life of Moses teaches us a valuable lesson. God is not looking for a perfect leader with a powerful scepter but only a willing servant gripping a staff. “What’s in your hand?” God asks each of us as he calls us to serve and lead the people God loves.

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  • Managing Conflict Creatively 30th Anniversary Edition

    $12.99

    What does the Bible say about conflict resolution?

    ??Nobody likes conflict, especially when both parties are “part of the same team.” Unresolved conflict can lead to missionary attrition, but healthy conflict-resolution can be a wonderful growth opportunity, leading to problem-solving and team-building.

    In Managing Conflict Creatively, Dr. Palmer first introduces the dynamics of conflict and the common styles of conflict management. After providing a Biblical background, he then identifies types of conflict and how to develop conflict management skills, specifically in cross-cultural situations. Lose your fear of conflict as you walk through case studies, engage in discussion questions, and learn to:
    – Identify the stages of conflict and steps of healthy problem solving
    – Encourage healthy conflict resolution in its early stages
    – Identify your personal conflict style and the characteristics of an effective moderator
    – Overreact less amid conflict
    – Consciously choose a conflict-resolution style tailored to each situation
    – Disagree well and resolve conflicts and misunderstandings without harming your witness
    – Manage conflict in positive ways that foster growth and collaboration

    This manual is intended to serve as a teaching tool and a study guide for cross-cultural
    conflict management courses in Bible colleges, mission organizations, and churches. Thirty years after its original publication, this practical, Bible-centered approach to the dynamics of conflict and conflict management in cross-cultural situations remains relevant, both abroad and in today’s hybrid cities.

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  • Innovative Church : How Leaders And Their Congregations Can Adapt In An Eve

    $27.99

    The church as we know it is calibrated for a world that no longer exists. It needs to recalibrate in order to address the questions that animate today’s congregants. Leading congregational researcher Scott Cormode explores the role of Christian practices in recalibrating the church for the twenty-first century, offering church leaders innovative ways to express the never-changing gospel to their ever-changing congregations. The book has been road-tested with over one hundred churches through the Fuller Youth Institute and includes five questions that guide Christian leaders who wish to innovate.

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  • Lead : 12 Gospel Principles For Leadership In The Church

    $21.59

    The church has a leadership crisis. For every celebrity pastor exiting in the spotlight, there are hundreds of lesser known pastors leaving in the shadows. Why are so many pastors leaving the ministry? Best-selling author Paul David Tripp suggests that lurking behind the failure of a pastor is a weak leadership community. Turning to the pages of Scripture for guidance, Tripp presents readers with 12 leadership-community principles necessary for a gospel-centered leadership model, making this an essential tool for anyone in church leadership. Here is a book with a message for the young and hopeful, as well as the experienced and weary-God’s abiding presence is your hope in ministry leadership.

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  • Resilient Leader : How Adversity Can Change You And Your Ministry For The B

    $25.99

    Adversity often comes without warning. Bad news is shocking. Betrayal is heartbreaking. It’s natural for a church leader to feel defensive and want to fight back. But fear and anger make for poor strategies when it comes to resolving conflict and thriving afterward.

    Is it possible to rise above the storm and even thrive despite it? Ordained minister and leadership consultant Alfred Ells says yes, it is. Through stories of leaders who have suffered the traumas of betrayal, conflict, and failure, he provides insights, wisdom, and instruction on how to leverage adversity to become a resilient leader skilled at repairing any breach.

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  • Leadership Success In 10 Minutes A Day

    $15.99

    Become the Kind of Leader You’d Want to Follow

    A truly great leader is hard to find. You don’t have to look far to realize our world is in desperate need of leaders with a foundation of character and the ability to inspire others.

    With biblical wisdom and common-sense illustrations, Bob Phillips will help you sharpen your vision and leverage your authority to lead by example. And it won’t take all day. In just ten minutes each day, you will:
    *explore the necessary qualities of great leaders
    *learn how to deal effectively with leadership challenges
    *gain practical tools to implement in your role

    Whether you are a first-time leader or have been in a position of authority for many years, you will find Leadership Success in Ten Minutes a Day a quick, thought-provoking, change-enabling resource to turn to for direction and encouragement to lead at your best.

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  • Harnessing The Power Of Tension

    $24.99

    The word tension comes from the Latin word tendere, which means “to stretch.” It’s not a bad thing to be stretched in our careers, our parenting, our ministries, or our leadership. Without tension, we become stagnant and stop growing. In fact, we might even say that tension is both inevitable and, in many cases, desirable in life and leadership.

    In Harnessing the Power of Tension: Stretched but Not Broken, international leadership consultant Sam Chand examines tension as it arises in and between the arenas of business, church, and family. The presence of tension isn’t a flaw in you or a threat from others. It’s not a problem to solve, but a strain to be used. When you develop this perspective and you encounter tension, you’ll be less confused and feel less guilty because you understand that tension isn’t the result of your error or flaw. You’ll experience less pressure to figure everything out and less compulsion to resolve it quickly and completely.

    When we accept tension as a reality of life, we gain confidence and mental clarity when we encounter it. Our focus isn’t on getting rid of tension, but using it to create something better than before. We don’t walk on eggshells, afraid to say the wrong thing. We learn when to speak up, when to ask questions, when to listen, and when to let things go. As we relax in the middle of tension, we see people and situations more clearly, and we invite our families and teams into the process of creatively using tension in life and leadership.

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  • Developing The Leaders Heart

    $12.99

    Developing the Leader’s Heart serves to introduce Christian leaders to the process that Jesus used to develop His disciples to fulfill their calling. In doing so, readers will be challenged to look beyond leadership skills and understand the deeper work God wants to do in the heart of leaders in order to accomplish His purposes through them.

    Jesus began by seeking out twelve unqualified men. His training regimen was something the world had not imagined. He did not expound on the keys of leadership and organizational skills, instead He deconstructed their hearts, shaping them to lead in a whole new way?in a way that would transform lives and bring down kingdoms. These leaders were not merely coached by Jesus, they were formed by Him. In Developing the Leader’s Heart the reader will discover truths about how Jesus formed unqualified leaders into world-changers and how God takes His leaders today through this same process in order to accomplish His deeper purposes in their hearts and lives. It gives clear biblical examples of how Jesus dealt with His leaders through moments of transformational truth and gives insight into how to overcome burnout, discouragement and other roadblocks of the leadership journey.

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  • Lemonade Life : How To Fuel Success, Create Happiness, And Conquer Anything

    $19.99

    The secret to an extraordinary life starts with five simple changes that anyone can make.

    No matter who you are, where you come from, what you do for a living, or how much money you have, everyone has a shot at greatness.

    Zack Friedman has inspired millions with his powerful insights, including more than fourteen million who have read his advice in Forbes.

    In his ground breaking new book, The Lemonade Life, Friedman starts with a fundamental question: What drives success? It’s not only hard work, talent, and skill. The most successful people have one thing in common, the power to flip five internal “switches.” We all have these five switches, and when activated, they are the secret to fuel success, create happiness, and conquer anything.

    The Lemonade Life is filled with inspirational and practical advice that will teach you:
    *Why you should write yourself a $10 million check
    *Why your career depends on the Greek alphabet
    *Why you need ikigai in your life
    *How Judge Judy can help you have better work meetings
    *How these twenty questions will change your life

    Learn from the entrepreneur who failed 5,126 times before becoming a billionaire, the fourteenth-century German monk who helped reinvent Domino’s Pizza, the technology visionary who asked himself the same question every morning, the country music icon who bought more than one hundred million books, and the ice cream truck driver who made $110,237 in less than one hour.

    With powerful stories and actionable lessons, this book will profoundly change the way you live, lead, and work. Your path to greatness starts with a simple choice. Everyday, you’re choosing to live one of two lives: the Lemon Life or the Lemonade Life. Which life will you lead?

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  • Lead Like A Woman

    $19.99

    Don’t take it so personally.
    Just make a decision already.

    Every day, whether they’re competing in the business world or serving in a nonprofit, women hear that they’re not enough. They’re too emotional to lead, and the way they act, speak, and even think is detrimental to success.

    But in Lead Like a Woman, former Fortune 500 executive Deborah Smith Pegues shows that your uniquely female qualities can position you for success-if you know how to use them. She’ll teach you to embrace 12 traits that can help you excel as a leader, and she’ll also help you eliminate 12 tendencies that could be hindering your progress.

    You will discover how to…

    *develop confidence while sharpening your professional and relational skills
    *let go of unproductive thoughts and habits that sabotage your success
    *create a transformative, participative, and inclusive organization

    Whether at work or in your community, Lead Like a Woman will empower you to walk boldly down your path of leadership and find fulfillment in the journey.

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  • Lead Like A Woman

    $9.99

    Speak up.
    Don’t take it so personally.
    Just make a decision already.

    Every day, whether they’re competing in the business world or serving in a nonprofit, women hear that they’re not enough. They’re too emotional to lead, and the way they act, speak, and even think is detrimental to success.

    But in Lead Like a Woman, former Fortune 500 executive Deborah Smith Pegues shows that your uniquely female qualities can position you for success-if you know how to use them. She’ll teach you to embrace 12 traits that can help you excel as a leader, and she’ll also help you eliminate 12 tendencies that could be hindering your progress.

    You will discover how to…
    *develop confidence while sharpening your professional and relational skills
    *let go of unproductive thoughts and habits that sabotage your success
    *create a transformative, participative, and inclusive organization

    Whether at work or in your community, Lead Like a Woman will empower you to walk boldly down your path of leadership and find fulfillment in the journey.

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  • Essential Habits Of Relational Leaders

    $14.99

    Invest in Others and Take a Step to Becoming a Great Leader

    What makes leaders stand out above the crowd? It very often has a lot to do with the relationships they build at home, at work, and in their communities. Relational leaders invest in good habits today so they will be successful tomorrow.

    Author and ministry coach Boyd Bailey has identified 30 habits that will help you build healthy relationships by promoting a culture of trust, love, and respect with the people you serve. Through practical advice and stories of leaders in action, you will learn how to listen with empathy, lead by example, engage in your community, and so much more.

    Grow into a leader people will follow by making these habits your own. Bring the best out of your team and fulfill your purpose as you help others find theirs.

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  • Dignity : Seven Strategies For Creating Authentic Community

    $12.95

    DIGNITY is a transformative set of ideas to help individuals and communities identify and address barriers to authenticity. The author was inspired by a question in the Episcopal Baptismal covenant: Will you strive to respect the dignity of every human being? DIGNITY is seven actionable tenets (diversity, identity, growth, nurture, integrity, transparency, and yield) with which we can identify our purpose, articulate our aspirations, and equip ourselves and others for both the opportunities and challenges of honoring this covenant. They are prompts to be reflective about who we are and what we value. This practical guide will help the spiritual community bridge the gap between where we are, and where we want to be. For we know that “You can develop a healthy and robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.” (James 3:17)

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  • Leadership By The Good Book

    $25.00

    Serve with integrity to take your business or ministry to the next level with this helpful leadership guide from a successful Christian entrepreneur and billionaire.

    For founder and chairman of World Wide Technology, David L. Steward, his philosophy is simple and founded on a biblical principle: “For the Son of God came not to be served but to serve” (Mark 10:45). As a business leader, he says, the first priority is to serve employees.

    Together with Brandon K. Mann, managing partner and CEO of Kingdom Capital, these two leaders distill their wisdom in Leadership by the Good Book, a field guide for leaders who want to bring respect, integrity, honesty, and trust to the workplace. Steward and Mann draw from personal experience, and share insights and examples from other world-class leaders who share how God’s Word has informed and influenced their leadership. Each chapter provides questions for reflection and a brief prayer to provide a catalyst for change, not only in your leadership practices, but in your relationship with God. With Leadership by the Good Book you will understand fully how to lead and serve the people you interact with each day, all according to teachings from the Bible.

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  • Improv Leadership : How To Lead Well In Every Moment

    $24.99

    There’s no script for effective leadership. But you don’t need one.

    Anyone who’s learned the basics of an instrument can follow a chord chart or play from sheet music, but only musicians who have carefully developed their talent can improvise. Instead of being limited to the notes on the page, great improvisers draw on the theory and techniques they’ve learned in the past to create something original in the present.

    The same is true of great leaders. Anyone can read a few books and apply the lessons, but only the best leaders can bring out the best in any person, in any situation. These improvisational leaders understand the key principles of connecting, coaching, and communicating and use these ideas to build strong teams.

    In Improv Leadership, Stan L. Endicott and David A. Miller share five leadership competencies:
    *Story Mining–uncovering a person’s story and letting it shape the way you lead them
    *Precision Praising–crafting praise to inspire, motivate, and even course-correct your team
    *Metaphor Cementing–using concrete illustrations to “cement” an idea in someone’s mind
    *Lobbing Forward–challenging people to look beyond today to what might be in the future
    *Going North–using indirect influence to redirect a person’s perspective

    IMPROV leaders apply these five competencies to initiate powerful conversations, create memorable moments, and craft personal coaching strategies that help people grow. Improv Leadership cultivates teams of people who love their work (and each other), who perform at a high level, and who stop the disruptive carousel of staff turnover.

    Stan L. Endicott and David A. Miller have worked together to identify the overarching competencies of effective leadership and develop concrete tools to help every reader become a leader who understands how to grow teams one moment and one relationship at a time. The five competencies of IMPROV Leadership are not rigid sequential steps, nor do they apply only to specific industries or fields. Instead, this book will meet the felt need for leadership growth with “evergreen” principles that can be successfully introduced into any situation.

    You can’t predict every challenge you’ll face. There’s no playbook that covers every decision. But with practice in Improv Leadership you can lead well in every situation.

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  • 3 Simple Things

    $28.00

    “We humans make our lives painfully complex.”

    Following the bestselling book, Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life, Thom Shea shares the process and method he developed over thirty years in the SEAL teams and business consulting to overcome chaos by applying the rule of three simple things-which any person brave enough can apply to their lives and business. War is the greatest teacher of success and failure. Success leaves clues on every battlefield as does failure. Each clue is engrained forever. Thom Shea crafted detailed descriptions of each lesson and will show you how they apply in five areas of your life: health, wealth, relationship, learning, and spiritual. In engrossing, real-life accounts of heroism and personal struggle, and devastating loss, he follows the clues to lead during chaos. In Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos, Thom shares his transition from the SEAL teams by applying a detailed formula approach to setting up a six-hour, non-negotiable baseline of activity every day.

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  • 3 Simple Things

    $19.99

    “We humans make our lives painfully complex.”

    Following the bestselling book, Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life, Thom Shea shares the process and method he developed over thirty years in the SEAL teams and business consulting to overcome chaos by applying the rule of three simple things-which any person brave enough can apply to their lives and business. War is the greatest teacher of success and failure. Success leaves clues on every battlefield as does failure. Each clue is engrained forever. Thom Shea crafted detailed descriptions of each lesson and will show you how they apply in five areas of your life: health, wealth, relationship, learning, and spiritual. In engrossing, real-life accounts of heroism and personal struggle, and devastating loss, he follows the clues to lead during chaos. In Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos, Thom shares his transition from the SEAL teams by applying a detailed formula approach to setting up a six-hour, non-negotiable baseline of activity every day.

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  • Embody : Five Keys To Leading With Integrity

    $18.99

    Pastors and other leaders feel trapped in systems and institutions where actions and decisions often seem to have little to do with the scripture they read or the theology they profess. They are swept into leadership norms that resemble business models more than mission. They see in others and (sometimes) recognize in themselves the disconnect between their own theology and their leadership. They feel unable to fully integrate their beliefs with their behavior.

    Many leaders–younger ones, especially–are frustrated and disillusioned by this disconnect. They see hypocrisy all around them, and in themselves. They see that our culture is at a critical juncture, which gives ministry a greater sense of urgency. But they want to do things differently, to be what they believe. They want to embody their Christian beliefs in every decision, every act of ministry leadership.

    The functional authority of scripture must be evident in the way church leaders lead, both within the congregation and in the public square. The way we church leaders lead proves the bible does–or does not–matter. In Embody, Karoline Lewis shows how to frame leadership in the church and public square theologically, and from the perspective of incarnation. She shows how leadership can be a direct line between what you believe and what you do. She incorporates examples of Jesus’ leadership and the Paraclete in the Gospel of John, showing how leadership was achieved by walking beside.

    Embody offers practical things for the reader to consider and do, instruction and guidance for how to make the ‘integration steps’ necessary in order to become an embodied leader, and exploration of core components of embodied leadership.

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  • Wisdom On Leadership

    $10.00

    Bestselling author and leadership authority John C. Maxwell has combined 102 of his most influential quotes into one convenient book!

    “Leadership loves daily, not in a day.”

    Use 102 of John Maxwell’s best quotes on leadership to inspire your own inner leader. Whether you want to increase your influence, prepare yourself for that big promotion, or get a handle on leadership for the first time, you can trust John Maxwell to help you in the journey.

    Maxwell gives you clear leadership philosophies, prompts you to examine yourself, and encourages you to become the leader you’ve always wanted to be.

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  • Confident Leader : Become One Stay One

    $24.99

    In the face of a rapidly changing culture, consistent leadership confidence is not easy to possess or practice. New practical disciplines are needed that if embraced and followed produce far more genuine confidence that matures with experience and results in greater success.

    All leaders struggle with confidence at some level. However, they can’t avoid the need to become more confident if they are to live up to their leadership potential. In Confident Leader! pastor, author, and leadership expert Dan Reiland shares proven strategies that lead to a transformational process in a person’s ability to become a more confident leader. It begins with heart level decisions, moves to character devilment, and concludes with practical leadership disciplines. Together these essentials present a step-by-step plan to greater confidence, increased influence, less uncertainty, and more significant accomplishments.

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  • Uniform Of Leadership

    $24.99

    Timeless leadership lessons honed by nearly two decades behind the scenes at ESPN
    Jason Romano learned incredible lessons during his seventeen years as a producer at ESPN–and these fundamentals for success on the field or court work just as well in other spheres of leadership, especially when you add God’s direction to the playbook.

    This collection of compelling, inspiring, and often funny stories challenges readers to ask themselves the hard questions. It draws them into introspection and then directs them into action so they can cultivate habits of service and excellence in themselves and in those around them. From Tony Dungy to Darryl Strawberry, Will Ferrell to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, readers will discover how to replicate the principles practiced by some of the most influential leaders in sports and entertainment. And in the end, they’ll be able to construct thriving cultures where the people they lead can bloom where they’re planted and serve one another.

    For readers who want to lead meaningful lives–rooted in servant leadership, character, and integrity–and be entertained and inspired by personal, behind-the-scenes stories about athletes, coaches, and stars who spent the day with the author at ESPN, The Uniform of Leadership is a perfect guidebook.

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  • Uniquely You : Transform Your Organization By Becoming The Leader Only You

    $20.00

    For young professionals and entrepreneurs, there is no shortage of gurus, processes, and quick-fix formulas to chase in the quest to grow their business, lead their team, and find personal fulfillment. In fact, there are so many out there that it’s exhausting. Wouldn’t it be better to realize that the leadership lessons we need to learn are not out there somewhere, but in here, in our own lives? That instead of becoming a knock-off of someone else, we can be uniquely ourselves?

    That’s exactly what Ron Kitchens learned, and it’s what he wants to share with today’s emerging leaders. Sharing his own journey of discovering what his life was trying to teach him through both trials and triumphs, Kitchens equips readers to mine their own stories for the relationships and life lessons that have made them into the unique individuals they are today. He then shows readers how to leverage those unique experiences into their own personal leadership style that is authentic, one-of-a-kind, and effective in building businesses and leading teams.

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  • How Successful People Lead

    $17.99

    In this elegant new LeatherLuxe(R) gift edition of his influential book, #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works.

    Success is not generated by your title. In fact, being named to a position is the lowest of the five levels every effective leader achieves. By combining the advice contained in these pages with skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where your influence extends beyond your immediate reach for the benefit of others.

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  • Leadership Formula : Develop The Next Generation Of Leaders In The Church

    $19.99

    We have a leadership problem, and we all know it.

    When we look at our churches, we see two glaring problems: a lack of qualified leaders, and a general mistrust of leadership as a response to sinful leadership. But churches need leaders. What do we do?

    The answer is in The Leadership Formula.

    In the New Testament, qualified leaders are identified by character, conviction, care, and competency. When these four qualities are observed over time, the result is credibility. Pastor and author Juan Sanchez helps readers know what to look for in leaders, how to identify them, and how to commission them in the church, for the sake of the world.

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