Get ready to be shocked, relieved, and inspired in the pages of Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe. Because the truth is meant to set us free . . . not hurt us.
Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis gives leaders a solid strategy for staying the course.
7 Practices of Effective Ministry is an insightful guide for any leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry.
Nine Minutes on Monday is your road map to igniting purpose, passion, and engagement among your team members. Master and apply the tools and techniques inside, and your employees will be motivated, inspired, and equipped to bring their best to work each and every day.
Take your cues from the short, powerful 9 Things Successful People Do Differently, where the strategies and goals of the worldâ€™s most successful people are on display
Part I- Friedman's insights about our regressed, "seatbelt society," oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today.
Part II- Friedman's insights about our regressed, "seatbelt society," oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today.
Kouzes and Posner examine in twenty-two chapters the critical questions all leaders must ask themselves in order to leave a lasting impact.
Covering such timely issues as witness in a multifaith society and political engagement in a pluralistic world, this compelling book highlights things Christians can do to serve the common good.
Kotter reveals the insidious nature of complacency in all its forms and guises.
Explores God at work in the lives of four quintessential biblical leaders: Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. This is extrapolated into how God still works today.
Searcy and Thomas show how church leaders can implement a life-changing small group ministry.
In Affirming God's Image, J. Alan Branch takes a fair, respectful, and factual tone in addressing the complex issue of transgenderism through a biblical lens.
The ability to develop leaders is a life-changing gift. When you successfully empower and release people to leadership, you give them the opportunity to fulfill their potential and advance the mission of the church.
Through biblical illustrations, personal examples, and on-the-ground leadership wisdom, this book will guide you into a new view of kingdom leadership.
In this balanced and practical book, Kenneth Haugk shows how congregational leaders can learn to prevent or reduce much of the pain and suffering caused by antagonism.
Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
Autopsy of a Deceased Church will walk you through the radical paths necessary to keep your church alive
By consistently living out five simple, straightforward practices, you can affect not just individual lives but your entire neighborhood and community—one person at a time.
By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them—and find out in some cases why it’s good that we aren’t.
Be a People Person is certain to help you bring out the best in others-and that's what effective leadership is all about.
In Be Mean About the Vision, author Shawn Lovejoy challenges leaders to stay true to the vision—regaining and sustaining its trajectory over time.
By following Karen Hough's wise and witty advice on Presenting, you'll be able to tear up the old rules and embrace and develop your own style. You can't be authentic if you're following guidelines that drain the life and personality out of your presentation.
In a format that is suitable for church members to read individually or study together, Rainer guides readers toward a practical framework for making a difference for those who visit their church.
In our post-Christian culture, how do we offer the gospel to those around us who view it as not only wrong but possibly dangerous? And how do we ensure that the secular worldview does not entice us away with its constant barrage, online and elsewhere, of messages about self-determinism?
Biblical Church Growth explores the unchanging biblical principles for church growth and applies them to today's culture.
The size and speed of an organization are controlled by its systems and structures.
How boundaries within Leaders' organizations--with their teams and with themselves- improve performance and increase employee and customer satisfaction.
If you have an idea and want to make a difference in your organization, build a change movement in your community, or improve the world in some ways this book will get you started on the journey to idea entrepreneurship.
Eighty percent of the approximately 400,000 churches in the United States are either declining or at a plateau. Is there hope for the American church? Breakout Churches offers a resounding â€œyes!â€
Learn how to win the support your idea needs to deliver valuable results.
This book will inspire you to identify and create the best practices for your own ministry as you reach out to those in your community and church who are searching for solid answers to the most important questions of life.
In Captivology, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur Ben Parr explains how and why the mind pays attention to some events or people and not others, and presents seven captivation triggers - techniques guaranteed to help you .
Celebration of Discipline will help Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth.
Centered Leadership- No matter what stage you are currently at in your career, or what level of leadership you aspire to, this book will equip you with the tools to unlock your own Centered Leader and achieve more positive impact at work and outside it.
A faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge with thoughtful reflections on the role of faith in leadership that will propel leaders and aspiring leaders.
"Church Growth Flywheel : 5 Practical Systems To Drive Growth at Your Church" is full of helpful insights to help your church reach more people starting today!
Coaching 101 will help you discover the power of coaching in your life both as a coach and as someone being coached. Your life will be enriched if you will open yourself up to receiving the wise counsel available from God through others who desire to enhance the potential of your life.
An exciting method of congregational reinvigoration that is shared in this new book.
In Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley and Lane Jones offer a unique strategy for communicators seeking to deliver captivating and practical messages.
Discover fresh insights into how we can support one another's unique paths to maturity in Christ while maintaining cohesion as a community and blessing the world around us.
With this new book, internationally respected consultant Peter Steinke goes deeper into the requirements of effective congregational leadership.
This step-by-step guide shows church leaders how to create a culture that attracts, keeps, and grows volunteers
This book provides a set of specific, actionable techniques for helping information spread
A growing number of leaders are beginning to discover that there are key factors that make some churches thrive with abundant resources while others struggle with shrinking budgets
Conversational Intelligence makes complex scientific material simple to understand and apply through a wealth of easy to use tools, examples, conversational rituals, and practices for all levels of an organization.
Success, true love, and the life you've always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness.
In this passionate, powerful book, he unpacks the tools, tasks, and challenges of your calling. You'll discover the power of vision and how to turn it into action. You'll gain frontline insights for developing a kingdom dream team, discovering your leadership style, developing other leaders, making decisions, walking with God, embracing change, staying your God-given course, and much, much more.
This work describes five easily identifiable categories of church culture (inspiring-accepting-stagnant-discouraging-toxic), with diagnostic descriptions in the book and a separate online assessment tool.
JR Woodward offers a bold and surprisingly refreshing model for churches--not small adjustments around the periphery of a church's infrastructure but a radical revisioning of how a church ought to look.
Culture Shift helps you identify your church’s distinctive culture, gives you practical tools to change it, and provides steps to keep it aligned with your church’s mission.
Culture Wins is a practical yet challenging modern guidebook for organizations that want to own the future. Its firsthand insights into building a contagious culture will drive sustainable growth and innovation for any organization.
Here is a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today.
Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.”
Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity.
Death by Meeting is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.
How to cut through the complexities and excuses to start realizing real gains simply by changing one thing: the way you make decisions.
Decisive is the Heath brothers' most powerful and important book yet, offering fresh strategies and practical tools enabling us to make better choices. Because the right decision, at the right moment, can make all the difference.
Kit Yarrow shares surprising insights about the new motivations and behaviors of shoppers, taking marketers where they need to be today.
Hyde describes the Communist mechanics of instilling dedication, the first prerequisite for leadership. Here is the complete rationale of party technique: how to stimulate the willingness to sacrifice; the advisability of making big demands to insure a big response; the inspirational indoctrination; and the subtle conversion methods.
If your team is more concerned with who you are reaching than who you are keeping, Deep and Wide will be more than a book you read; it will be a resource you come back to over and over!
An introspective journey for those in the trenches of today's modern organizations, Deep Change is a survival manual for finding our own internal leadership power.
DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.
Members of the CTK network in a number of cities, countries, and continents are empowered for maximum impact by Browning’s “less is more” approach. In Deliberate Simplicity, Browning discusses the six elements of this streamlined model.
Deficits in authenticity, humility, self-management, and courage become more dangerous as we take on more leadership, and can cause us to ignore glaring signals that might otherwise save us from catastrophic demise. Derailed profiles the collapse of six high-profile CEOs.
Whether you are called to lead your home, in the marketplace, in God’s church, or in your community, if you are called by God you are called to lead others to worship the glory of God in Jesus Christ.
Dr. John C. Maxwell shares his heart for developing exceptional leaders.
If you want to see your dream come to fruition, you must learn how to develop the leaders around you.
Carey provides clear tools and guidelines for anticipation and avoidance of life's hardest moments, as well as steps to find your way through challenges you may already be wrestling with.
Direct Hit offers hope to leaders of congregations that have lost their outward focus.
In Disruption, thought-leading author and pastor Mark DeYmaz presents a proven, practical guide to help you rethink your approach to church.
In Do More Better, you will learn: Common obstacles to productivity / The great purpose behind productivity / 3 essential tools for getting things done / The power of daily and weekly routines / And much more.
Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does-and how that affects every aspect of life.
There’s something solid, rooted and grounded in the elemental leader’s character. What’s more, they build a similar integrity in the organizations they lead.
James Kouzes and Barry Posner show us that, through love, leaders can encourage, and indeed allow those around them to be their very best.
In Enemies of the Heart, Andy offers practical, biblical direction to help you fight back, to take charge of those feelings that mysteriously control you, and to restore your broken relationships.
Engage is a step-by-step, stress-free guide to planning worship services that allow for and foster true life change.
EntreLeadership provides the practical, step-by-step guidance to grow your business where you want it to go.
The Way of the Essentialist is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people.
You have to continually adjust your strategy to fit new realities. But if your organization isn’t set up to be fast on its feet, you could easily go the way of Blockbuster or Borders.
Two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.
Enter the world of resilient young adult Christians and learn how they are sustaining faith.
Susan Scott wants you to succeed through powerful communication. She teaches you how to do that by transforming everyday conversations at work and at home. Learn how to get your message across and get what you want.
How can leaders successfully bridge divides and turn competitors into collaborators? Leavitt and McKeown explain how a well-chosen network can become a powerful alliance.
First Things First provides you with a compass, because where you're headed is more important than how fast you're going.
If there's one lesson Oren Klaff has learned over decades of pitching, presenting, and closing long-shot, high-stakes deals, it's that people are sick of being marketed and sold to. Most of all, they hate being told what to think. The more you push them, the more they resist.
In Focus, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention.
An examination of friendship, based on the latest scientific research and ever-relatable anecdotes.
Respected former CEO, professor, and speaker Jansen Kraemer Jr. examines what it takes to become a values-based leader.
Engaging, informative and immediately applicable, here is help for setting newcomers on the path toward true life transformation and spiritual maturity.
When Jesus gave his disciples the Great Commission, he revealed that the key for reaching the world with the gospel is found in sending, not gathering.
Each generation, whether it’s the aging Boomers or the young Millennials, approaches God with a different set of questions and needs based on the times in which they grew up. Haydn walks you through these generational differences and paints a vision of hope for the future.
David identifies fifteen proven practices that anyone at any level of an organization can apply to be successful at work, improve business results, and truly master effective relationships
Success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers.
"Go Team!" outlines a three-step process that can benefit work teams, project teams, problem solving teams, leadership teams, and more.
How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?
The difference between successful organizations is not between the business and the social sector, the difference is between good organizations and great ones.
Grateful Leadership shows how to create a more positive and meaningful connection between you and the people you lead. These skills are a catalyst for making immediate positive changes in your workplace that will enhance productivity, reputation, and overall performance.
This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven, and uplifting. He and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not by chance.
Great Leaders Have No Rules shows how a contrarian approach can be a better, faster, and easier way to succeed as a leader.
Research shows that we far overvalue talent and intellectual ability in our culture. The fact is, so many people get ahead--even the gifted ones--because they worked incredibly hard, put in the thousands of hours of practice and extra sweat equity, and made their own luck.
This book faces the challenge of raising up new leaders and helping existing leaders to mature, using the model for growing leaders at the heart of the Arrow Leadership Programme, a ministry of the Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS).
Steinke takes readers into a deeper exploration of the congregation as an emotional system.
This book offers rich spiritual insight into how we can hear God's voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with him in the work of his kingdom.
Drawing on five powerful practices found in the ministry of Jesus, Hero Maker presents the key steps of apprenticeship that will build up other leaders and provides strategies for how you can activate gifts, help others take ownership, and develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress.
How do successful companies create products people can’t put down?
Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.
Calling the Bible a â€œhandbook on attitude performance,â€ Maxwell emphasizes we are never actually flying solo. God supports our approach to problem solving and helps steer the attitude adjustments necessary to think correctly in a sometimes negative world.
Offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. Collins' research project—more than four years in duration—uncovered five step-wise stages of decline
When you magnify your leadership competencies to the level of exceptional, employee engagement increases, productivity rises, and profitability soars. Learn how to make your business and career dreams a reality.
Forget the ''super-pastor'' stereotype---these concepts apply to real-life leaders with churches of any size.
How to Deliver a TED Talk provides more than 100 invaluable tips; it is an indispensable resource for any public speaker.
Transforming the toxic cocktail of emotional distraction starts with emotional awareness--being able to identify and understand your emotions--which ultimately leads to emotional healing and transformed leadership. And it all starts here.
Nurture your vision and cultivate influence, even when you lack authority in your organization.
Maxwell teaches how to position yourself for current and future success, take the high road with a poor leader, avoid common pitfalls, work well with teammates, and develop influence wherever you find yourself.
Plan your meetings to get the results you want.
A book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any readerâ€”student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or childâ€”forge their own paths to fulfillment
We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can’t do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart.
Whether you are the one delegating or you wish to help your boss become a better delegator, these six simple steps are guaranteed to lighten your workload and give you more time to focus on what's really important on and off the job.
This user-friendly guide will show you how to reach the unchurched in your community and break through the debilitating growth barriers that are holding your church back.
By pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us.
Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.
Whether you're a CEO, a parent, or merely a person who wants to make a difference, you probably wish you had more influence with the people in your life. But most of us stop trying to make change happen because we believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. We learn to cope rather than learning to influence.
Using the wisdom and principles found in this book, you will be free to lead dynamically without causing uncertainty or insecurity in your organization.
Understand how the obsession with Simplicity helped Apple perform better and faster, sometimes saving millions in the process.
A person with integrity has the ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances.
Introverts in the Church is essential reading for any introvert who has ever felt out of place, as well as for church leaders who want to make their churches more welcoming to introverts
Without our realizing it, other people’s behavior has a huge influence on everything we do at every moment of our lives, from the mundane to the momentous occasion. Even strangers have a startling impact on our judgments and decisions.
Top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas.
Captain Abrashoff's extraordinary campaign sent shock waves through the U.S. Navy. It can help you change the course of your ship, no matter where your business battles are fought.
Jack Welch and the 4 E's of Leadership reveals how the 4e model helped GE's best and brightest eliminate bureaucracy, hire and promote energetic people, find new ways to increase the organization's customer-centricity, and more.
KidLead shows you why it is essential to begin leadership development early, if we are to have effective, ethical leaders in our world.
Will you collaborate on God's kingdom work in your community? If you're ready to see God move in all areas―business, education, media, arts, healthcare, spiritual growth, and more―this is the book for you.
How to Start a Church
The true dilemma in leadership is the stagnant state of corporate leadership development. Because companies fail to hone their unit managers' leadership abilities, they are never able to fill their succession pipelines
Leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their leader's vision and their organization's interests.
Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren’t nimble and ready to adapt, they won’t survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift.
This straightforward book explains how leaders can discover their own self-deceptions and learn how to escape destructive patterns.
By mastering the art of struggle, you'll be better equipped to meet life's challenges and focus on what matters most.
Leadership Blindspots provides a useful model for understanding how blindspots operate and why they persist, but at the same time suggests real, actionable steps to improvement.
Leaders must make a decision to humbly and consistently examine their inner lives and identify areas of needed change and growth. Also, wise leaders commit to listen to the voices of those who will love them enough to speak the truth and point out problems and potential pitfalls.
For everyone from CEOs to emerging leaders, this long-awaited second edition advances the art and science of leadership.
LEADERSHIP IS AN ART offers a proven design for achieving success by developing the generous spirit within all of us. Now more than ever, it provides the insights and guidelines leaders in every field need.
This book shows that the key to effective leadership is learning how to influence in a way that engenders greater trust, stronger partnerships, and more impactful endeavors.
Whether you're a parent or a politician, a CEO or a community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
There is no growth without change, no change without loss, and no loss without pain. Bottom line: if you're not hurting, you're not leading.
Former commissioner of the Salvation Army in the U.S. Robert Watson outlines 5 principles that not only guide that organization, but also can apply to companies, ministries and organizations anywhere.
Great leadership is about consistency, and the drive for consistency is a never-ending process. Use Leadership Sustainability to ensure leadership greatness today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.
People aren't born to be high-performing leaders; they just learn to develop the time-proven characteristics of great leadership. Discover those characteristics in Leadership When the Heat's On.
This is a visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization. Reading this highly personal book is like spending a day with the world's foremost expert on business leadership.
The authors brilliantly combine their experience guiding dozens of churches through the change process
Because of the scarcity of resources for second chair leaders, particularly those in the church, this book will offer a practical way to improve the performance of any organization.
Learn how you can continue a fruitful ministry after burnout. Better yet, take advantage of Wayne's helpful advice early on and avoid burnout altogether.
The undefended leader is the one other people follow, not because they have to, but because they choose to.
Using Erika Andersen's proven framework, new leaders and veterans alike have increased their capacity for leading in a way that creates loyalty, commitment and results.
Go ahead and take full advantage of your flaws. The most effective leaders donâ€™t rise to power in spite of their weakness; they lead with power because of their weakness.
We all want healthy relationships. But first we need to become whole and healthy ourselves, since a relationship can only be as healthy as the least healthy person in it.
In Love Works, Joel Manby introduces us to the power of agape love in the workplace.
This book teaches parents to train their children to manage their freedoms and protect their important heart to heart relationships.
The Heath brothers reveal the anatomy of ideas that "stick" and explain sure-fire methods for making ideas stickier.
Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
In Managing Leadership Anxiety, pastor and spiritual growth expert Steve Cuss offers powerful tools to help you move from being managed by anxiety to managing anxiety.
The authors reveal nine specific points of tension commonly arising from clashing value systems among generations and prescribe nine proven solutions to resolve conflict and build communication, nurture collaborative teams, and create long-lasting relationships among colleagues of every age.
Successful organizational change takes place when employees have a clear purpose, a plan for, and a part to play in their changing surroundings.
Margin is the space between our load and our limits and is related to our reserves and resilience.
Stewardship is an essential part of discipleship. This revolutionary yet biblically based guide will chase the money discussion out of the darkness and bring it the attention it deserves.
This book is a guide to understanding, appreciating and if you are up for it, starting a micro church.
Micromessaging will be one of the most important skills in your leadership repertoire. Master the subtleties of human communication and you’ll be on the road to success in no time.
Even if your organization is on course, it's wise to look for ways to inoculate yourself against drift. You'll discover what you can do to prevent drift or get back on track and how to protect what matters most.
Believers can live more abundant lives around the uniqueness of how they were made and what they are called to do.
An exploration of why some leaders drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others amplify it.
In this insightful and deeply empathetic book, Dr. Cloud demonstrates that, when executed well, "necessary endings" allow us to proactively correct the bad and the broken in our lives in order to make room for the professional and personal growth we seek.
A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations―whether in the boardroom or at home.
The authors demystify successful pastoral succession and help readers prepare for an even brighter future for their ministries.
Nine Lies About Work reveals the few core truths that will help you show just how good you are to those who truly rely on you.
Kelly lays out the system he uses with his clients, his team, and himself to find deep, long-term satisfaction both personally and professionally.
Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not born-they are made.
Encouraging and empowering lay leaders provides the room to expand vision and effect ministry.
Michael Fletcher skillfully defines the differences from one stage of a congregation's life to the next and gives clear, insightful steps on implementing key leadership strategies.
Amid such candid personal tales, Lentz also offers illuminating readings of Bible passages and practical tips on how to live as a person of faith in an increasingly materialistic world. How do you maintain your values—and pass them onto your children—in a society that worships money and sex and fame?
According to Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins, leadership presence is the ability to consistently and clearly articulate your value proposition while influencing and connecting with others. They offer a simple and compelling framework, as well as practical advice about how you can develop your own personal presence.
Stone shows why we fall into people-pleasing patterns and what we can do to overcome these tendencies.
Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way.
Predictable Success takes you step-by-step through a startlingly simple, intuitive, and universal process that shows you how to bring sustained, lasting, predictable success to your organization.
A leader's emotions are contagious and must resonate enthusiasm if an organization is to thrive.
Grab hold of the strategies your church needs to become magnetic in your community, and put them into radical action.
The spiritual climate that Paul and the Apostles stepped into is not all that different from the brave new world the church faces today. Reaching the Unreached recounts the stories, struggles, and triumphs of individuals and churches that have reinvented themselves to meet the world where it is, working to reach the ones that no one else is reaching.
This book is a healing balm for those who have been spiritually abused.
Dr. Mark Rutland has led three institutional turnarounds over the past twenty-five years. He has seen organizations that were dying come to new life. And he knows the steps you need to take right now.
If you ever feel alone, in over your head, or simply in need of replenishment, this book will offer welcome relief and a healthy way forward.
In Rethinking Positive Thinking, Oettingen applies mental contrasting to three key areas of personal change— becoming healthier, nurturing personal and professional relationships, and performing better at work.
Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive.
Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.
The only way to truly grow your company is to reduce its reliance on you - to Scale.
No abstract theories here, only step-by-step help in preparing and delivering speeches that get results!
Both scientifically sophisticated and fun to read, Seeing What Others Don't shows that insight is not just a "eureka!" moment but a whole new way of understanding.
Drawing on their study of 100+ top teams from around the world, they explain how to create a clear and compelling purpose for your team, get the right people on it, provide structure and support, and sharpen team members' competencies - and your own.
SHIFT is written most explicitly for the church that thought they had ministry figured out 30 years ago, but where nothing today is working as well as it used to work.
Wayne Cordeiro speaks the truth in love, offering wisdom and insight to prepare leaders as they face the difficulties and hardships of planting and leading churches, while providing encouragement and inspiration for the journey.
Lencioni addresses the costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that create organizational politics.
Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus.
If you crave a simpler life anchored by the priorities that matter most, roll up your sleeves: Simplified living requires more than just cleaning out your closets or reorganizing your desk drawer. It requires uncluttering your soul.
In Sleep Smarter, Stevenson shares easy tips and tricks to discover the best sleep and best health of your life.
A groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most.
Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before.
In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it.
The health of your soul isn't just a matter of saved or unsaved. Itâ€™s the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It's the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith.
Brady Boyd turns to Jesus’s example to demonstrate that the health of a conversation is only as vibrant as the health of one’s interactions with God.
This book provides a new baseline for 21st century Christian leadership, addressing issues that range from integrity to dealing with criticism.
Start With Why offers an unconventional perspective that explains WHY some people and organizations are more innovative, more profitable, command greater loyalties from customers and employees alike and, most importantly, are able to repeat their success over and over.
Leadership is not a job title or position, but rather an action. In certain moments and situations, anyone can rise to the occasion to act as a leader
Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so.
What it takes to get a leadership board, ministry team, and an entire congregation headed in the same direction, sticking together, unified and healthy for the long haul.
Stories That Stick provides a clear framework of ideals and a concise set of actions for you to take complete control of your own story, utilizing the principles behind the world’s most effective business storytelling strategies.
Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls.
Regardless of your stage or role in life, whether or not you have a position of leadership, here is a way to love and risk so that we all, even the most vulnerable, can flourish.
These are the Supersurvivors - individuals who not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined. Beginning where resilience ends, David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz look beyond the tenets of traditional psychology for a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit.
Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems-the rational mind and the emotional mind-that compete for control.
Maxwell, the go-to guru for business professionals across the globe, insists that the choices people make-not merely the skills they inherit-propel them onto greatness.
What we achieve isn't about natural gifts. Research - and dramatic real-life examples - show that great performance is more available than you ever thought.
Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations.
The world is changing faster than ever, and the smartest response for those in charge is to give small groups the freedom to experiment while driving everyone to share what they learn across the entire organization.
Church leaders will be encouraged to realize that they are not the only ones who struggle, and that turning their situation around may not be as daunting a task as they think.
Farrel reveals ten time-tested truths that show what every leader must know, the questions they must be prepared to answer, and the real-world issues they will likely face.
The 12 Week Year incorporates the proven disciplines and principles of effective execution into the context of 12-week execution cycles. In the book, you'll discover how to develop clarity and focus on what matters most.
Pinvidic proves that anyone can deliver a great pitch, for any idea, in any situation, so your audience not only remembers your message but can pass it on to their friends and colleagues. You’ll see how his methods work in a wide range of situations.
In The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni Catron, executive church leader and author of Clout, reveals the secrets to standout leadership found in the Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.
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.
These essential questions, grounded in Peter Drucker's theories of management, will take readers on a exploration of organizational and personal self-discovery, giving them a means to assess how to be--how to develop quality, character, mind-set, values and courage.
Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.
he 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleÂ®, has been a top-seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity.
The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the 8th Habit.
It isn't enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today's marketplace, all of us, regardless of our role, have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. The Accidental Creative teaches effective practices that support your creative process.
Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives. He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we’ve always wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential.
In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.
Drawing on the success of their own church campaign, two pastors help readers learn to value, respect, and care for the people who live in their neighborhoods.
Lomenick describes the skills and principles that define a true change maker. This book offers eight key essentials by which a leader can influence others and make a difference, laying out the path to the keys for becoming an effective leader.
Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period, and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe.
We need a different style of leadership—one patterned after Jesus. Jesus influenced others because of who he was, not because he was well-known or a person of power or because he had mastered a set of skills or implemented an effective leadership strategy.
Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart's deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.
The COACH Model is a radically different approach to leading people. Rather than provide answers, leaders ask questions to draw out what God has already put into others. Learn how to create powerful conversations to assist others to solve their own problems, reach goals, and develop leadership skills in the process.
The Coaching Effect will help leaders at all levels understand the necessity of challenging people out of their comfort zone to create a high-growth organization. Leaders will learn how they can develop trust relationships, drive accountability and leverage growth experiences to propel their team members to the highest levels of success.
The key to getting guests to come back is not actually the rooms or the product or the food itself; it's how guests feel when they're there. It's about hospitality.
Given that someday local churches may be required to pay taxes on the property they own and/or lose the benefit of soliciting tax-deductible gifts, the time to pivot is now. What's needed is disruptive innovation in church economics.
Sample outlines an iconoclastic style of leadership that flies in the face of current leadership thought, but a style that unquestionably works, nevertheless.
Without a deep understanding of your company's culture, any change effort you undertake will fail. Bestselling author Jon Katzenbach and his coauthors identify the four most critical cultural elements leaders need to focus on.
For an organization to fulfill its potential, the culture must be on-point, truly reflecting the heart of the company from leaders to team members across the company.The Culture Engine helps leaders define the playing field, pushing performance to the next level.
Now, in THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP, Jocko and Leif dive even deeper into the unchartered and complex waters of a concept first introduced in Extreme Ownership: finding balance between the opposing forces that pull every leader in different directions.
Good enough is not enough. The best processes in the world won't work without developing the kind of mindset — a caring mindset — that is needed to achieve real and sustainable change in both organizations and individuals.
Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.
Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned.
In The Emotionally Healthy Church you'll discover exactly what it takes for the truth to set you free.
In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, bestselling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep, inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more.
Learn from churches that have made serving their communities a priority--with dramatic results. Your church can be a firm pillar in your community because of the unwavering truth and love of its members.
This book reveals what it takes to make the major shift from an internal to external focus and how that affects church leadership
This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.
This book serves as a timeless and potent reminder that success as a leader can come down to practicing a few simple behaviors, behaviors that are painfully difficult for each of us to master.
Catron unpacks four essential aspects of growing more influential: your heart for relational leadership, your soul for spiritual leadership, your mind for managerial leadership, and your strength for visionary leadership.
A crucial role of leadership is building a healthy organization--an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success.
Ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
With a characteristic blend of history and philosophy, poetry and science, Carr takes us on a journey from the work and early theory of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the latest research into human attention, memory, and happiness, culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand the human experience.
In The Grasshopper Myth, Karl Vaters takes on some of the unbiblical beliefs we've held about church growth, church size and God's will for the last several decades. Then he offers a game plan for a New Small Church.
Shawn Achor reveals how happiness actually fuels success and performance, not the other way around. Why? Because when we are happier and more positive we are more engaged, creative, resilient to stress, and productive.
We see companies and brands the same way we automatically perceive, judge, and behave toward one another. As a result, to achieve sustained success, companies must forge genuine relationships with customers.
Whether you're a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
Mann details the adjustments in attitude-as well as practice-that are necessary to support successful size change.
Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead us into the future.
Help people become part of a community, develop a culture of serving, turn visitors into regular attenders, and much more.
In The Leader’s Greatest Return, Maxwell shares the most important lessons he’s learned about the leadership development process over the last quarter century.
This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen.
This book guides readers through a time-tested paradigm that works in real life and is fully grounded in Scripture. The principles, personal illustrations, and practical ideas it contains will effectively equip leaders and the church for their task of transforming first the body of Christ and then our culture.
There are enormous differences between managing and coaching. Yet many companies and organizations encourage their leaders to coach teams without ever teaching them how and without creating a culture that supports coaching.
The most impactful and most influential leaders are the ones who lead from who they truly are, not who they pretend or wish to be.
This book changes the conversation about what it really takes to achieve a long, healthy life.
Become a leader who values transformation over turnaround- one who measures eternal outcomes as well as immediate effectiveness.
Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community.
Gain perspective on how leaders develop over a lifetime by studying the six distinct stages of leadership.
In this honest and encouraging book, Lovejoy calls pastors back to the "main thing," the call to love people and make disciples, and to measure their success the way God does.
In The Mentor Leader, Tony reveals what propelled him to the top of his profession and shows how you can apply the same approach to virtually any area of your life.
Leadership expert Dave Kraft uncovers the top 10 critical mistakes leaders make and shows you how to avoid them so you can have ministry and relationships that last.
Drawn from time- and field-tested strategies, this practical resource helps church leaders avoid costly mistakes and maximize the return on their investment.
In this groundbreaking book, Perry walks us through a bible chapter often read at weddings, describing the fifteen qualities of an inspirational leader.
The Multi-Site Church Revolution offers guidance, insights, and specific action steps as well as appendixes with practical leadership resources and self-diagnostic tools.
Learn how to lead like Jesus and create a culture of multiplying leaders to expand God’s work in your community and beyond.
The dividing line in American Church attendance is 150 people on an average Sunday. Churches below this seem to have a harder time growing. Above this, churches seem to have an easier time growing.
In The Mythical Leader, Edmondson exposes some of the most common misunderstandings of leadership, shares stories from his own experiences, and will help church leaders develop healthier patterns to improve their individual leadership.
For anyone who struggles with creativity, or who makes excuses for delaying the work of innovation, The Myths of Creativity will help you overcome your obstacles to finding new ideas.
In The Neighboring Church authors Brian Mavis and Rick Rusaw explore the hows of loving your neighbors. After all, loving the Lord with all your heart and following his lead automatically means loving your neighbors, because he loves them so much.
Now, for the first time, the leadership secrets behind the extraordinary success of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company are revealed.
This is the perfect guide for any new leader-or for the mentor of a future leader!
Helps you identify why new executives fail and offers practical advice for achieving success.
The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life--work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT'S YOUR ONE THING?
Dr. Cloud shows us how to construct and enforce better boundaries against the technological devices, bullying bosses, and distracting coworkers who invade our time and space.
Karen's system focuses on four key behaviors for organizational excellence--Clarity, Focus, Discipline, Engagement--that, once instilled into a company's DNA, open the door to sustainable growth and profit.
The Painful Side of Leadership encourages and equips Christian leaders with biblical insights to better manage painful ministry circumstances, relationships, and choices.
Managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance.
Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.
Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.
With The Power of Noticing at your side, you can learn how to notice what others miss, make better decisions, and lead more successfully.
Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great. The research is clear.
No more excuses. Learn how to start something stupid - the smartest thing you can do.
Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud shows that the best performers draw on another vital resource: personal and professional relationships that fuel growth and help them surpass current limits.
How to have maximum impact as a speaker--every day, and in every situation.
The Renegade Pastor is a relevant, step-by-step resource for church leaders who are ready to break out of the trap of average and step up in surrender to the pursuit of God's best.
With this book, Buchanan reminds us of the rest of God and gives practical advice for restoring the sabbath in our lives.
In The Right Side of History, Shapiro sprints through more than 3,500 years, dozens of philosophers, and the thicket of modern politics to show how our freedoms are built upon the twin notions that every human being is made in God’s image and that human beings were created with reason capable of exploring God’s world.
James Emery White calls churches to examine their current methods of evangelism, which often result only in transfer growth--Christians moving from one church to another--rather than in reaching the "nones."
A Corrective look at what missional really means, and how to put it in practice.
Within the pages of this book, you’ll find a fascinating roadmap to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.
There is now a third element that's required for competitive advantage. It fosters innovation, it accelerates strategy and execution, and it cannot be copied or bought. It is found in a perhaps surprising place - your company's values.
Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents is the essential ingredient for any high performance, successful organization.
A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve your job satisfaction and performance.
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.
Revealing the most common errors that leaders consistently make regardless of training or age and ways to stop these bad habits.
Drawing from cases spanning three generations of leaders from around the world, this is a book leaders can use to do their real and necessary work.
Readers will see that there is not just one right way to reverse decline. They will receive practical help and wisdom born of experience as they begin their own U-Turn journey.
Take your speaking to a whole new level by learning from todays top experts.
Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters
To do well in life, we must first think well. Thinking for a Change is a unique primer not on what to think, but how to best use one of your most precious possessions: your mind.
You can save hours of time every week by applying some of the tips I outline in Time Management for Busy Pastors. And you don't have to apply them all—take the ones that are easiest, and get started. You'll see an immediate return on investment.
Dr. B. Eugene Griessman brings insights on how to manage time from his experience with high achievers.
Tipping Sacred Cows shines a light on the hidden traps that lie between good intentions and great results, clearing a path so leaders can finally realize their full potential at work.
To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it's no longer "Always Be Closing"), explains why extraverts don't make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an "off-ramp" for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds.
Rajeev Peshawaria knows precisely what makes the difference between those who are simply bosses and those who are superior leaders, and between those who continue to rise to the top levels and those who get stuck along the way
Toxic Charity shows us how to start serving needy and impoverished members of our communities in a way that will lead to lasting, real-world change.
You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment.
Stetzer and Rainer clearly confirm the importance of disciple making for all through active biblical engagement and prayerful dependence on God alongside of ever-increasing, intentional participation in mission and ministry activities.
Explore what it means to be a transparent leader, create a transparent organization, and live in an ever more transparent world culture.
The core message of Trap Tales is hope—the belief that anybody can change the trajectory of their life, at any stage of their life. Stop letting traps steal your time, money, energy, and happiness
Goldsmith offers a personal playbook on how to achieve change in our lives, make it stick, and become the person we want to be.
A blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies.
True North offers an opportunity for anyone to transform their leadership path and become the authentic leader they were born to be.
Learn from Dr. Rossâ€™s personal experience and coaching expertise how to communicate effectively with your congregation, make courageous decisions to move your church forward, lead through major changes, cast meaningful vision, advance Christâ€™s kingdom in your community, and become a Turnaround Pastor.
The Twelve Keys program balances practical planning with theological understanding to help churches function more effectively as they seek to grow and better serve their members.
Groundbreaking research into the perceptions of sixteen- to twenty-nine-year-olds reveals that Christians have taken several giant steps backward in one of their most important assignments
The market is flooded with a dizzying array of books, experts, and resources on business storytelling. This book cuts through the hype to clarify and demystify the storytelling process.
Unleash the Power of Storytelling offers step-by-step instructions for finding, shaping and telling powerful stories. You’ll learn about the essential ingredients that go into any good story and how to avoid common storytelling pitfalls.
A book written to help with the question, "Is there some way to know what to do when I can't know what's next?"
The business environment may change, but no management trend can displace the core laws, proven over centuries, of excellent leadership. Unusually Excellent is an essential resource for leaders that brings these fundamentals together in a new and comprehensive way.
This smart and entertaining guide delves deep into each principle, giving you the insights, tools, and inspiration to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary.
Upstream delivers practical solutions for preventing problems rather than reacting to them. How many problems in our lives and in society are we tolerating simply because we’ve forgotten that we can fix them?
Vertical Church points to a new day where God is the seeker, and we are the ones found. In Vertical Church God shows up, and that changes everything.
Visioneering is the engineering of a vision. It's the process one follows to develop and maintain vision.
Vocation is when we come to know the world in all its joy and pain and still love it. Vocation is following our calling to seek the welfare of the world we live in. And in helping the world to flourish, strangely, mysteriously, we find that we flourish too.
America's most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder.
Leverage this proven system to discover your WHAT and realize ultimate achievement in business and life.
Helping readers build habits that lead to happier, more productive lives, despite the pressures of their busy schedules.
Finally- What you really need to know about surviving and thriving in a life of ministry.
What You Do Is Who You Are explains how to make your culture purposeful by spotlighting four models of leadership and culture-building
Emphasizing the poverty of both heart and society, this book exposes the
need that every person has and how it can be filled. The reader is brought to understand
that poverty is much more than simply a lack of financial or material resources.
Thom S. Rainer shares an eight-stage roadmap to leading change in your church by changing methodologies and approaches for reaching a rapidly changing culture.
With 15 years of battle-tested leadership, Miles Anthony Smith delves into the ups and downs of his senior leadership experience
Why Men Hate Going To Church does not call men back to church--t calls the church back to men.
In this book, Fowler builds upon the latest scientific research on the nature of human motivation to lay out a tested model and course of action that will help leaders guide their people toward the kind of motivation that not only increases productivity and engagement but that gives them a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment.
In Why Should Anyone Work Here?, a powerful and necessary follow-up to the classic Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?, leadership and organizational sages Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones identify and illuminate the six key organizational attributes needed to survive and thrive in the new world.
Winning on Purpose offers leaders a way to organize congregations for success by creating structures that enable church life and health.
Designed for front line employees, middle managers, executives, or anyone who works regularly in teams, You First will help you figure out how to make your team happier, healthier, and more productive.
You Lost Me shows why younger Christians aged 16-29 are leaving the church and rethinking their faith.
You Win in the Locker Room First draws on the extraordinary experiences of Coach Mike Smith and Jon Gordon—consultant to numerous college and professional teams—to explore the seven powerful principles that any business, school, organization, or sports team can adopt to revitalize their organization.
Miller replaces the exhausting concept of balance with the idea of rhythm: churches, like people, need to give attention to different programs and ministries at different times, basically by attending to their seasons and cycles.
Miller exposes the myth of living a balanced life, and offers rhythmic living as a new paradigm for relieving guilt and stress, while accomplishing more of what matters most in life. Rhythmic living details six practical strategies for living a more fulfilling life.
Readers of Your Next 24 Hours will find deep satisfaction and joy as they discover how they can be part of a revolution of kindness that starts with them and reaches out through every person their lives touch.
Youtility is marketing so useful, people would pay for it. It's a new marketing model for the age of information overload