The word tension comes from the Latin word tendere, which means “to stretch.” It’s not a bad thing to be stretched in our careers, our parenting, our ministries, or our leadership. Without tension, we become stagnant and stop growing. In fact, we might even say that tension is both inevitable and, in many cases, desirable in life and leadership.BUY THE BOOK NOW KINDLE [AMAZON PRICING] AUDIO BOOK [AMAZON PRICING]
Every one of us gets anywhere in life due to three things: someone observes us, forms an opinion about us, and decides to give us an opportunity…or not. Likewise, we do the same thing with others. People have played this essential role in our lives, and we play it in the lives of those around us—and no matter how skilled we’ve become, we can play it even better.BUY THE BOOK NOW KINDLE [AMAZON PRICING] AUDIO BOOK [AMAZON PRICING]
Are you looking for a practical way to create change in your organization, but you want to make it happen in a cohesive way? With contributions from leadership experts Sam Chand, Maury Davis, Martijn van Tilborgh, and Jeffrey Smith, EXPAND is a guide to explosive growth. Divided into four sections covering practical leadership, strategic growth, marketing strategies, and leading healthy organizations, EXPAND provides actionable insight you can put into practice today as you seek to scale your organization for tomorrow's challenges.BUY THE BOOK NOW
Our thought processes are so familiar, so ingrained, that we can't imagine thinking a new way. It's like our minds are running antiquated software that's slow, with lots of glitches, and is unproductive, but it's all we've ever known. We need to upgrade the software in our heads!BUY THE BOOK NOW KINDLE [AMAZON PRICING] AUDIO BOOK [AMAZON PRICING] MASTERCLASS [$129.00]
Culture—not vision or strategy—is the most powerful factor in any organization. It determines the receptivity of staff and volunteers to new ideas, unleashes or dampens creativity, builds or erodes enthusiasm, and creates a sense of pride or deep discouragement about working or being involved there.BUY THE BOOK NOW KINDLE [AMAZON PRICING] MASTERCLASS [$129.00]
More passion isn't the answer, and bigger dreams aren't always the solution. Every leader is asking two questions: How can we grow? How can we grow faster? The only way organizations can grow bigger and move faster is by accelerating the excellence of their systems and structures.BUY THE BOOK NOW KINDLE [AMAZON PRICING] AUDIO BOOK [AMAZON PRICING] MASTERCLASS [$129.00]
Do you want to be a better leader? Raise the threshold of your pain. Do you want your church to grow or your business to reach higher goals? Reluctance to face pain is your greatest limitation. 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.BUY THE BOOK NOW KINDLE [AMAZON PRICING] AUDIO BOOK [AMAZON PRICING]
Unanticipated market changes…
Unexpected organizational conflicts…
No leader is immune to the shifting circumstances and events that can challenge or stymie their professional or organizational progress. Advance warning of these oncoming storms, together with adequate preparation, can mean the difference between disaster and success.BUY THE BOOK NOW
Think that Planning Your Succession is aimed at senior pastors and CEOs yearning for endless days of golf and fishing? Do you envision a readership of graying executives headed out to pasture?
Well, think again. In this well-researched guide, Dr. Dale C. Bronner and Dr. Samuel R. Chand explain the necessities and the advantages of preparing any organization for its future regardless of the age of the leader at the helm.BOOK [AMAZON PRICING]
Have you ever wished that:
Regular preaching, teaching and personal shepherding were your only ministry leadership duties? You had a clear, practical guide explaining the major factors in setting and maintaining your ministry and organizational direction? An experienced leader was coaching you through the organizational challenges you're facing?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, you're not alone. Many leaders want the mystery removed from the complex oranizational responsibilities of church leadership.BOOK [AMAZON PRICING]
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What obstacles are blocking you? What is your biggest leadership challenge? If overcome successfully, what challenge is ready to springboard you toward your destiny?
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It use to be fun climbing this ladder, but the joy and excitement are gone. You hardly realized that your life had moved into auto-pilot. You were comfortable following your dream - your vision - your goals. That was your golden ladder. Then one day you heard yourself saying, "Something isn't right. What's gone wrong? It use to be fun climbing this ladder, but the joy and excitement are gone.BOOK [AMAZON PRICING]
Most organizational mistakes can be avoided, or certainly minimized, by understanding one principle: The most important decision you will ever make as a leader is selecting the leaders around you. The fact is, the people who have brought you this far, however well-meaning, may not be the right people to take you into the future. Who's Holding Your Ladder? reminds us that the height and fulfillment of any visionary leader are contingent on whoever is holding his or her ladder.BOOK [AMAZON PRICING] KINDLE [AMAZON PRICING]
The church's task is to communicate a holistic, life-changing gospel. To do that, says Samuel Chand, leaders are compelled to meet the needs of the times. In Futuring, this vibrant voice underscores the foundational message of the gospel but insists the messaging methods must change or lose all effectiveness. Chand introduces a fresh metaphor for church leadership, that of working with both "natives," longtime church members who dutifully carry on as usual, and "immigrants," newcomers mobilized by compassion and community.BOOK [AMAZON PRICING]
Has anyone told you the price of success? It is failure!
Failure - who wants to talk about it? No one. In our success driven environment, we seldom realize that success is a process - a process that journeys right through the heart of failure.BOOK [AMAZON PRICING]