Text List of Leaders Book Summary Titles


10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

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.

7 Lessons For Leading In Crisis

Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis gives leaders a solid strategy for staying the course.

7 Practices of Effective Ministry

7 Practices of Effective Ministry is an insightful guide for any leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry.

9 Minutes on Monday

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.

9 Things Successful People Do Differently

Take your cues from the short, powerful 9 Things Successful People Do Differently, where the strategies and goals of the world’s most successful people are on display

A Failure Of Nerve

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.

A Failure Of Nerve Part II

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.

A Leader's Legacy

Kouzes and Posner examine in twenty-two chapters the critical questions all leaders must ask themselves in order to leave a lasting impact.

A Sense Of Urgency

Kotter reveals the insidious nature of complacency in all its forms and guises.

Activate

Searcy and Thomas show how church leaders can implement a life-changing small group ministry.

Amplified Leadership

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.

Antagonists in the Church

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.

Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Autopsy of a Deceased Church will walk you through the radical paths necessary to keep your church alive

Be A People Person

Be a People Person is certain to help you bring out the best in others-and that's what effective leadership is all about.

Be Mean About the Vision

In Be Mean About the Vision, author Shawn Lovejoy challenges leaders to stay true to the vision—regaining and sustaining its trajectory over time.

Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever

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.

Biblical Church Growth

Biblical Church Growth explores the unchanging biblical principles for church growth and applies them to today's culture.

Boundaries For Leaders

How boundaries within Leaders' organizations--with their teams and with themselves- improve performance and increase employee and customer satisfaction.

Breaking Out

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.

Breakout Churches

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 “yes!”

Buy-in

Learn how to win the support your idea needs to deliver valuable results.

Captivology

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 .

Centered Leadership

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.

Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge

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 Planting Landmines

Coaching 101

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.

Comeback Churches

An exciting method of congregational reinvigoration that is shared in this new book.

Communicating For A Change

In Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley and Lane Jones offer a unique strategy for communicators seeking to deliver captivating and practical messages.

Congregational Leadership

With this new book, internationally respected consultant Peter Steinke goes deeper into the requirements of effective congregational leadership.

Connect

This step-by-step guide shows church leaders how to create a culture that attracts, keeps, and grows volunteers

Contagious

This book provides a set of specific, actionable techniques for helping information spread

Contagious Generosity

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

Counterfeit Gods

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.

Courageous Leadership

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.

Cracking Your Church's Culture Code

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.

Creating a Missional Culture

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

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.

Daring Greatly

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

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.

Decide

How to cut through the complexities and excuses to start realizing real gains simply by changing one thing: the way you make decisions.

Decisive

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.

Decoding the New Consumer Mind

Kit Yarrow shares surprising insights about the new motivations and behaviors of shoppers, taking marketers where they need to be today.

Dedication and Leadership

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.

Deep & Wide

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!

Deep Change

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

DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

Designed to Lead

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.

Developing the Leader Within You

Dr. John C. Maxwell shares his heart for developing exceptional leaders.

Developing the Leaders Around You

If you want to see your dream come to fruition, you must learn how to develop the leaders around you.

Direct Hit

Direct Hit offers hope to leaders of congregations that have lost their outward focus.

Drive

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.

Elemental Leaders

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.

Encouraging The Heart

James Kouzes and Barry Posner show us that, through love, leaders can encourage, and indeed allow those around them to be their very best.

Engage

Engage is a step-by-step, stress-free guide to planning worship services that allow for and foster true life change.

EntreLeadership

EntreLeadership provides the practical, step-by-step guidance to grow your business where you want it to go.

Essentialism

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.

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people.

Extreme Ownership

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.

Focus

In Focus, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention.

Friendfluence

An examination of friendship, based on the latest scientific research and ever-relatable anecdotes.

From Values To Action

Respected former CEO, professor, and speaker Jansen Kraemer Jr. examines what it takes to become a values-based leader.

Fusion

Engaging, informative and immediately applicable, here is help for setting newcomers on the path toward true life transformation and spiritual maturity.

Gaining by Losing

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.

Generational IQ

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.

Give and Take

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!

"Go Team!" outlines a three-step process that can benefit work teams, project teams, problem solving teams, leadership teams, and more.

Good to Great

How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

Grateful Leadership

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.

Great By Choice

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.

Grit to Great

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.

Healthy Congregations

Steinke takes readers into a deeper exploration of the congregation as an emotional system.

Hearing God

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.

How High Will You Climb?

Calling the Bible a “handbook on attitude performance,” 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.

How To Be Exceptional

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.

How To Break Growth Barriers

Forget the ''super-pastor'' stereotype---these concepts apply to real-life leaders with churches of any size.

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge

Nurture your vision and cultivate influence, even when you lack authority in your organization.

How to Run a Successful Meeting in Half the Time

Plan your meetings to get the results you want.

How Will You Measure Your Life

A book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader—student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or child—forge their own paths to fulfillment

If You Want It Done Right, You Don't Have to Do It Yourself!

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.

Ignite

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.

Innovation's Dirty Little Secret

Using the wisdom and principles found in this book, you will be free to lead dynamically without causing uncertainty or insecurity in your organization.

Insanely Simple

Understand how the obsession with Simplicity helped Apple perform better and faster, sometimes saving millions in the process.

Integrity

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

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

Invisible Influence

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.

KidLead

KidLead shows you why it is essential to begin leadership development early, if we are to have effective, ethical leaders in our world.

Kingdom Triangle

Launch

How to Start a Church

Leaders At All Levels

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 Eat Last

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.

Leadership and the Art of Struggle

By mastering the art of struggle, you'll be better equipped to meet life's challenges and focus on what matters most.

Leadership Blindspots

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.

Leadership from the Inside Out

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.

Leadership from the Inside Out

For everyone from CEOs to emerging leaders, this long-awaited second edition advances the art and science of leadership.

Leadership is an Art

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.

Leadership Is Dead

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.

Leadership on the Line

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.

Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army

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.

Leadership Sustainability

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.

Leadership When the Heat's On

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.

Leading Change

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.

Leading Congregational Change

The authors brilliantly combine their experience guiding dozens of churches through the change process

Leading From the Second Chair

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.

Leading On Empty

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.

Leading Out of Who You Are

The undefended leader is the one other people follow, not because they have to, but because they choose to.

Leading So People Will Follow

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.

Leading With A Limp

Go ahead and take full advantage of your flaws. The most effective leaders don’t rise to power in spite of their weakness; they lead with power because of their weakness.

Love the Life You Live

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.

Love Works

In Love Works, Joel Manby introduces us to the power of agape love in the workplace.

Made To Stick

The Heath brothers reveal the anatomy of ideas that "stick" and explain sure-fire methods for making ideas stickier.

Managing the Millennials

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.

Managing Transitions

Successful organizational change takes place when employees have a clear purpose, a plan for, and a part to play in their changing surroundings.

Margin

Margin is the space between our load and our limits and is related to our reserves and resilience.

Maximize

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.

Mission Drift

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.

Multipliers

An exploration of why some leaders drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others amplify it.

Necessary Endings

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.

Next

The authors demystify successful pastoral succession and help readers prepare for an even brighter future for their ministries.

Off Balance

Kelly lays out the system he uses with his clients, his team, and himself to find deep, long-term satisfaction both personally and professionally.

On Becoming A Leader

Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not born-they are made.

On-Purpose Leadership

Encouraging and empowering lay leaders provides the room to expand vision and effect ministry.

One Big Thing

Overcoming Barriers to Growth

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.

Own The Room

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.

People-Pleasing Pastors

Stone shows why we fall into people-pleasing patterns and what we can do to overcome these tendencies.

Preaching

Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way.

Primal Leadership

A leader's emotions are contagious and must resonate enthusiasm if an organization is to thrive.

Pull

Grab hold of the strategies your church needs to become magnetic in your community, and put them into radical action.

Recovering from Churches That Abuse

This book is a healing balm for those who have been spiritually abused.

Relaunch

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.

Replenish

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.

Scale

The only way to truly grow your company is to reduce its reliance on you - to Scale.

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

No abstract theories here, only step-by-step help in preparing and delivering speeches that get results!

Senior Leadership Teams

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

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.

Sifted

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.

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

Lencioni addresses the costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that create organizational politics.

Simple Church

Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus.

Simplify

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.

Smarter, Faster, Better

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.

Soul Keeping

The health of your soul isn't just a matter of saved or unsaved. It’s the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It's the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith.

Speak Life

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.

Start With Why

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.

Step Up

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

Sticky Church

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.

Sticky Teams

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.

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls.

Strong and Weak

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.

Supersurvivors

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.

Switch

Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems-the rational mind and the emotional mind-that compete for control.

Talent Is Never Enough

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.

Talent is Overrated

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.

Talk Like TED

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.

Ten Stupid Things That Keep Churches from Growing

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.

The 10 Best Decisions a Leader Can Make

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

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.

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

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.

The 5 Levels 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.

The 5 Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

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.

The 5-Second Rule

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.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

he 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, 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 8th Habit

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.

The Accidental Creative

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.

The Advantage

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.

The Art of Neighboring

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.

The Catalyst Leader

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.

The Christian Leader

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.

The Circle Maker

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

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 Contrarian's Guide to Leadership

Sample outlines an iconoclastic style of leadership that flies in the face of current leadership thought, but a style that unquestionably works, nevertheless.

The E Myth Revisited

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.

The Effective Executive

Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned.

The Emotionally Healthy Church

In The Emotionally Healthy Church you'll discover exactly what it takes for the truth to set you free.

The Externally Focused Church

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.

The Externally Focused Quest

This book reveals what it takes to make the major shift from an internal to external focus and how that affects church leadership

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

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.

The Five Temptations of a CEO

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.

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

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.

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

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.

The Gifts of Imperfection

Ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

The Grasshopper Myth

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.

The Happiness Advantage

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.

The Ideal Team Player

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.

The In-Between Church

Mann details the adjustments in attitude-as well as practice-that are necessary to support successful size change.

The Irresistible Church

Help people become part of a community, develop a culture of serving, turn visitors into regular attenders, and much more.

The Leadership Dynamic

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.

The Leadership Playbook

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 Longview

Become a leader who values transformation over turnaround- one who measures eternal outcomes as well as immediate effectiveness.

The Magic of Thinking Big

Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community.

The Making of a Leader

Gain perspective on how leaders develop over a lifetime by studying the six distinct stages of leadership.

The Measure of Our Success

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.

The Mentor Leader

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.

The Mistakes Leaders Make

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.

The Most Excellent Way to Lead

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

The Multi-Site Church Revolution offers guidance, insights, and specific action steps as well as appendixes with practical leadership resources and self-diagnostic tools.

The Myth of the 200 Barrier

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.

The Myths of Creativity

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.

The Neighboring Church

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.

The New Gold Standard

Now, for the first time, the leadership secrets behind the extraordinary success of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company are revealed.

The Next Generation Leader

This is the perfect guide for any new leader-or for the mentor of a future leader!

The Next Level

Helps you identify why new executives fail and offers practical advice for achieving success.

The One-Life Solution

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.

The Outstanding Organization

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

The Painful Side of Leadership encourages and equips Christian leaders with biblical insights to better manage painful ministry circumstances, relationships, and choices.

The Power of Full Engagement

Managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance.

The Power Of Habit

Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

The Power of Noticing

With The Power of Noticing at your side, you can learn how to notice what others miss, make better decisions, and lead more successfully.

The Power of Positive Leadership

Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great. The research is clear.

The Power of Starting Something Stupid

No more excuses. Learn how to start something stupid - the smartest thing you can do.

The Power of the Other

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.

The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking

How to have maximum impact as a speaker--every day, and in every situation.

The Renegade Pastor

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.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry

The Soft Edge

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.

The Speed Of Trust

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.

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job

A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve your job satisfaction and performance.

The Tipping Point

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

Revealing the most common errors that leaders consistently make regardless of training or age and ways to stop these bad habits.

The Truth About Leadership

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.

The U-Turn Church

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.

The Ultimate Preaching Bundle

Take your speaking to a whole new level by learning from todays top experts.

The Willpower Instinct

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

Thinking for a Change

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.

Time Management for Busy Pastors

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.

Time Tactics of Very Successful People

Dr. B. Eugene Griessman brings insights on how to manage time from his experience with high achievers.

Tipping Sacred Cows

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.

Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders

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

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.

Transformational Church

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.

Transparency: How Leaders Develop a Culture of Candor

Explore what it means to be a transparent leader, create a transparent organization, and live in an ever more transparent world culture.

Triggers

Goldsmith offers a personal playbook on how to achieve change in our lives, make it stick, and become the person we want to be.

True North

True North offers an opportunity for anyone to transform their leadership path and become the authentic leader they were born to be.

Turnaround Pastor

Learn from Dr. Ross’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 Christ’s kingdom in your community, and become a Turnaround Pastor.

UnChristian

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

Unusually Excellent

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.

Vertical Church

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

Visioneering is the engineering of a vision. It's the process one follows to develop and maintain vision.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

America's most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder.

What They Didn't Teach You In Seminary

Finally- What you really need to know about surviving and thriving in a life of ministry.

Who Moved My Pulpit

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.

Why Men Hate Going To Church

Why Men Hate Going To Church does not call men back to church--t calls the church back to men.

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work and What Does

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.

Winning On Purpose

Winning on Purpose offers leaders a way to organize congregations for success by creating structures that enable church life and health.

You First

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

You Lost Me shows why younger Christians aged 16-29 are leaving the church and rethinking their faith.

Your Church in Rhythm

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.

Your Life In Rhythm

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.

Youtility

Youtility is marketing so useful, people would pay for it. It's a new marketing model for the age of information overload