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Leading Beyond the Walls: Developing Congregations with a Heart for the Unchurched

by Adam Hamilton

Good pastoral leadership is not a "by the numbers" proposition. It is a matter of heart and soul, of devoting the whole self to the vision God gives for the congregation in which one serves. Yet neither is it purely intuitive; it requires hard, careful thinking about the directions and details of the path down which God calls. When Adam Hamilton became pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, its membership consisted of himself and his family. Ten years later the church averages between five and six thousand worshipers per weekend. Throughout this remarkable period, Hamilton learned many serious lessons about both the broad visions and the specific details of pastoral leadership. <P> Bringing a depth of analytical skills often lacking in visionary leaders, in this book he goes beyond simply telling the story of Church of the Resurrection. He shares the questions that he learned to ask about the largely unchurched population to which Church of the Resurrection has reached out. Further, he demonstrates what he learned by listening to the answers to these questions, and how doing so has made possible a number of strategically crucial decisions the church has made. One of those crucial decisions was to make more traditional forms of worship and praise the center of the congregation's life. The result is that the example of Church of the Resurrection offers pastors and church leaders (especially those in mainline denominations) the realization that they need not completely change their liturgical and theological identity in order to reach out to the unchurched. <P> Drawing on his own experience, as well as the detailed research on the characteristics of highly successful congregations he undertook during a sabbatical leave, Hamilton offers pastors and other church leaders solid, substantive thinking on steps that congregations can take to become centers of vibrant outreach and mission.

Leading Business Change For Dummies

by Terry H. Hildebrandt MA, MA, PCC Christina Tangora Schlachter

Direct change expertly and lead your business to successChange is natural and good, but it can incite fear if not managed properly. Leading Business Change For Dummies arms mid- to senior-level managers with trusted guidance on leading, managing, responding to, and implementing change in the workplace. Packed with helpful advice and straightforward information, it gives you the skills needed to recognize the need for organizational change, deal with unexpected change, properly communicate a vision, prepare for structural change such as Mergers & Acquisitions, and address emotional responses to downsizing.Leading Business Change For Dummies serves as the ultimate roadmap for integrating and consolidating a multitude of personnel and organizational change initiatives. With tools for managing stress levels and advice on gathering and sharing information during times of transition, Leading Business Change For Dummies covers everything you need to know to achieve successful leadership in a challenging work environment.Sound, practical guidance on how to understand, lead, and manage change in the workplaceCovers operational and cultural elements that can ultimately affect the success of a transaction over timeInformation and tips for implementing change in the workplaceIf you're one of the thousands of managers who face change every day, Leading Business Change For Dummies has you covered.

Leading Change Step-by-Step

by Jody Spiro

A practical, step-by-step guide to leading change efforts for sustainable resultsLeading Change Step-by-Step offers a comprehensive and tactical guide for change leaders. Spiro's approach has been field-tested for more than a decade and proven effective in a wide variety of public sector organizations including K-12 schools, universities, international agencies and non-profits. The book is filled with proven tactics for implementing change successfully, with helpful tools to put change efforts into practice (including forms, rubrics, and helpful questions to ask). Also included are success stories that show how this approach has been used effectively in 22 states and internationally. The tools reveal how the leader analyzes situations, identifies the groups needed to get desired results, and works with them effectively to do so.Includes engaging self-analyses for leaders to inform their leadership when putting in place a change initiativeJody Spiro is an experienced leader of systems change for public, nonprofit, and private sector organizationsOffers information on assessing a situation, engaging stakeholders, planning "early wins," minimizing resistance, building a supportive culture and much moreThis important resource shows how to translate a vision of a sustainable educational reform into a series of coordinated action steps.

Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author

by John P. Kotter

The international bestseller-now with a new preface by author John Kotter.Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotter's ideas on change management and leadership.From the ill-fated dot-com bubble to unprecedented M&A activity to scandal, greed, and ultimately, recession-we've learned that widespread and difficult change is no longer the exception. It's the rule. Now with a new preface, this refreshed edition of the global bestseller Leading Change is more relevant than ever.John Kotter's now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals, and by identifying where and how even top performers derail during the change process, Kotter provides a practical resource for leaders and managers charged with making change initiatives work. Leading Change is widely recognized as his seminal work and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration published in Harvard Business Review.Needed more today than at any time in the past, this bestselling business book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization. Reading this highly personal book is like spending a day with the world's foremost expert on business leadership. You're sure to walk away inspired-and armed with the tools you need to inspire others. Published by Harvard Business Review Press.

Leading Continuous Chance

by Bill Pasmore

Smart leaders know that today pressures for change don't come at you one at a time--they come all at once, from all directions. Bill Pasmore offers a four-part model that allows leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn. The first step is to Discover which external pressures for change are the most critical to address. The key here is to think fewer--the possibilities are many, but Pasmore shows how you can "step away from the buffet "and identify the highest-impact options. Then leaders must Decide how many change efforts their organizations can handle. Here the mindset is to think scarcer--you have only so many people and so many resources, so how do you best use them? Once you've figured out what to address and how, it's time to Do--and here you want to think faster. Pasmore offers advice for streamlining change processes and engaging in rapid prototyping so you can learn quickly and cost-effectively. The last step is to Discern what worked and what didn't, and to do that you must think smarter--develop metrics, identify trends, and ensure learnings are used to build capabilities to make future change efforts even more successful. For each stage of the process, Pasmore offers detailed guidance, practical tools, and real-world examples. This book is a comprehensive guide to navigating change the way it happens now.

Leading for Health and Wellbeing

by Vicki Taylor

Building on the core competences for public health, this book focuses on key areas of leadership and collaborative working to improve health and wellbeing. Aimed at those undertaking graduate courses in public health and health promotion, it looks at leading and managing teams and individuals, building alliances, developing capacity and capability, working in partnership with other practitioners and agencies, and using the media effectively to improve health and wellbeing. Case studies, activities and research summaries are used throughout the book to help the reader to understand how to apply the theory to practice.

Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020: Letter Report

by Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Starting in 1990, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a national agenda aimed at improving the health of all Americans over the 10-year span. At the request of HHS, the IOM identified a set of leading health indicators that could be used by Healthy People 2020 and developed a conceptual framework within which the topics, indicators, and objectives would be developed or selected.

Leading Kids to Jesus

by David Staal

According to a study by George Barna, a person is most likely to become a Christian between the ages of four and fourteen. Yet the majority of evangelism training is designed to reach adults, not children. Leading Kids to Jesus equips children's ministry leaders with proven principles to help them have life-changing discussions with kids. The focus is exclusively on personal interactions, not corporate presentations or prop-driven illustrations. Readers learn the best ways to communicate God's love to toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school children in words they understand. The book adapts two simple communication tools from the bestselling evangelism course Becoming a Contagious Christian, which helps you develop your own three-part story and the four components of the gospel message. Included is a survey of what questions to expect from kids, along with other helps and children's ministry experience from Willow Creek's Promiseland staff and volunteers. A companion volume for parents called Leading Your Child to Jesus is also available.

The Leading Lady: Dinah's Story

by Tom Sullivan Betty White

Emmy award-winning actress Betty White may be a hit on the popular sitcom The Golden Girls; Tom Sullivan, bestselling author of If You Could See What I Hear may have made his mark as a multitalented performer, songwriter, and lecturer-but the real star of this heartwarming story is an extraordinary dog named Dinah. For nine years this beautiful golden retriever was Tom's best friend, his right arm-and his eyes. A world-class guide dog trained by the Leader Dog Foundation for the Blind, Dinah gave Tom, a man who has been blind since birth, his first real taste of independence. And she gave the entire Sullivan family-wife Patty, daughter Blythe, and son Tom, Jr.-unfaltering loyalty and love. Together, Tom and Dinah traveled this entire country countless times, and she led him safely through crowded airport terminals, city traffic, strange hotels, and onstage performances. But when Dinah reached the age of eleven, she began to lose her edge. Her eyes were no longer as sharp, her step not as sure. The once-assured guide dog became defensive and hesitant. Although Tom hated the idea of working with any dog but Dinah, it seemed to be his only choice, and Nelson, a black Labrador retriever, joined the family. Dinah, however, was not ready to settle back into a life of leisure in the Sullivan household while an interloper took over her job and her master. She stopped eating, began hiding away, and simply gave up on life. Yet Dinah's story has a whole new beginning.. .and her name is Betty White. In The Leading Lady, Tom and Betty, close friends for years who have become more like family thanks to their special golden girl, take turns talking about Dinah. Here is how the super canine came into Tom's life; the hard work and frustration man and dog endured to become a team; and the adventures--some traumatic, some joyful--that cemented the bond between them. Here, too, is how Betty rescued this gallant lady in distress and how caring, courageous Dinah became a full-fledged member of Betty's family overnight, with a brand-new job to do. Most of all, here is the essence of Dinah, a dog who made a positive difference in every life she touched.

Leading Minds

by Howard Gardner Emma Laskin

Psychologist Howard Gardner, creator of the multiple intelligences framework and author of many books on the mind, explores the major facets of leadership from the perspective of psychology. In this work for general readers (first published in 1995), he presents a framework for understanding leadership and illustrates the framework with profiles of famous leaders such as anthropologist Margaret Mead, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. , Pope John XXIII, and Mahatma Gandhi. The book is illustrated with b&w historical photos of leaders. This edition contains a new preface by Gardner reviewing his reasons for writing the book, offering reflections on the past 15 years in leadership studies, and commenting on how leadership has changed in the era of "truthiness, twaddle, and Twitter. " Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Leading Minds

by Emma Laskin Howard E. Gardner

Drawing on his groundbreaking work on intelligence and creativity, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, developer of the theory of Multiple Intelligences, offers fascinating revelations about the mind of the leader and his or her followers. He identifies six constant features of leadership as well as paradoxes that must be resolved for leadership to be effective using portraits of leaders from J. Robert Oppenheimer to Alfred P. Sloan, from Pope John XXIII to Mahatma Gandhi.

Leading Out: Women Climbers Reaching for the Top

by Rachel Da Silva

Leading Out is a valuable collection of inspiring essays by the most prominent and impassioned women climbers in recent history. A real tribute to the efforts and dedication of the women who have struggled to pursue their passion for climbing.

Leading Quietly

by Joseph Badaracco

Most of us think of leaders as courageous risk takers, orchestrators of major events. In a word: heroes. Although such figures are inspiring, Joseph Badaracco argues that their larger-than-life accomplishments are not what makes the world work. What does, he says, is the sum of millions of small yet consequential decisions that individuals working far from the limelight make every day. Badaracco calls them "quiet leaders"--people who choose responsible, behind-the-scenes action over public heroism to resolve tough leadership challenges. Quiet leaders don't fit the stereotype of the bold and gutsy leader, and they don't want to. What they want is to do the "right thing"--for their organizations, their coworkers, and themselves--but inconspicuously and without casualties. Drawing from extensive research, Badaracco presents eight practical yet counter-intuitive guidelines for situations in which right and wrong seem like moving targets. Compelling stories illustrate how these "nonheroes" succeed by managing their political capital, buying themselves time, bending the rules, and more. From the executive suite to the office cubicle--Leading Quietly shows how patient, everyday efforts can add up to a better company and a better world.

Leading Small Groups with Purpose: Everything You Need to Lead a Healthy Group

by John Ortberg Steve Gladen

For the new small group leader, the seasoned leader who feels their small group lacks purpose, or the leader who is working to move their small group to the next level, Leading Small Groups with Purpose is the road map to follow. Steve Gladen takes small group leaders step-by-step toward a healthy, dynamic group with focus and purpose. Every chapter includes ideas that small group leaders can implement immediately as well as ways to shape their small groups over time. Includes a foreword by John Ortberg and a free small group assessment tool ($12.50 value).

Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances

by J. Richard Hackman

Richard Hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that teams perform at their best when leaders create conditions that allow them to manage themselves effectively. Leading Teams is not about subscribing to a specific formula or leadership style, says Hackman. Rather, it is about applying a concise set of guiding principles to each unique group situation--and doing so in the leader's own idiosyncratic way. Based on extensive research and using compelling examples ranging from orchestras to airline cockpit crews, Leading Teams identifies five essential conditions--a stable team, a clear and engaging direction, an enabling team structure, a supportive organizational context, and the availability of competent coaching--that greatly enhance the likelihood of team success. The book offers a practical framework that leaders can use to muster personal skills and organizational resources to create and sustain the five key conditions and shows how those conditions can launch a team onto a trajectory of increasing effectiveness. Authoritative and astutely realistic, Leading Teams offers a new and provocative way of thinking about and leading work teams in any organizational setting.

Leading the Curriculum in the Primary School

by Professor Mark Brundrett Neil Burton

'The book is a good introduction to anyone taking on middle leadership in the primary sector, and will be useful to heads and deputies who are considering how to organise their schools in the face continuing change and increasing accountability' - Times Educational Supplement In recent years, there has been an acknowledgement of the need for teachers to develop management and leadership skills in addition to specialized subject knowledge, to achieve a state where they possess transferable skills that can be employed in co-ordinating any area of the primary curriculum. This book will provide trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers with the management and leadership techniques that they will need in order to develop, with appropriate experience and opportunities, into subject leaders or effective members of a senior management team. The emphasis in this book is on the practical techniques and strategies of curriculum leadership. At all levels of experience, from establishing a direction through working with resources to leading and motivating colleagues, this book deals with the theoretical, practical and technological issues facing teachers as they create and manage curricula. This book is an invaluable resource for trainees and teachers at every level as they confront the rapidly shifting demands of their profession.

Leading the Learner-Centered Campus

by Michael Harris Maryellen Weimer Roxanne Cullen

The Learner-Centered paradigm on campuses has grown into an institution-wide effort led by administrators at all levels, working to make their campuses into learner-centered environments. Stepping into that movement, this book shows campus leaders how to translate theory into practice. Outlining how the roles of academic leaders must change in a learner-centered academic environment, the authors explain the varied processes to be followed as all levels of administration transform practices from an instructional leadership mode to a learner-centered leadership mode. The book is a powerful tool for improving higher education for everyone from presidents to department chairs.

Leading the Life You Want

by Stewart D. Friedman

"For nearly thirty years, my life's work has been to help people like you find ways to bring the often warring aspects of life into greater harmony." - Stew Friedman, from Leading the Life You WantYou're busy trying to lead a "full" life. But does it really feel full-or are you stretched too thin? Enter Stew Friedman, Wharton professor, adviser to leaders across the globe, and passionate advocate of replacing the misguided metaphor of "work/life balance" with something more realistic and sustainable. If you're seeking "balance" you'll never achieve it, argues Friedman. The idea that "work" competes with "life" ignores the more nuanced reality of our humanity-the interaction of four domains: work, home, community, and the private self. The goal is to create harmony among them instead of thinking only in terms of trade-offs. It can be done.Building on his national bestseller, Total Leadership, and on decades of research, teaching, and practice as both consultant and senior executive, Friedman identifies the critical skills for integrating work and the rest of life. He illustrates them through compelling original stories of these remarkable people: former Bain & Company CEO and Bridgespan co-founder Tom Tierney Facebook COO and bestselling author Sheryl Sandberg nonprofit leader and US Navy SEAL Eric Greitens US First Lady Michelle Obama soccer champion-turned-broadcaster Julie Foudy renowned artist Bruce SpringsteenEach of these admirable (though surely imperfect) people exemplifies a set of skills-for being real, being whole, and being innovative-that produce a sense of purpose, coherence, and optimism.Based on interviews and research, their stories paint a vivid picture of how six very different leaders use these skills to act with authenticity, integrity, and creativity-and they prove that significant public success is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of life, but as the result of meaningful engagement in all its parts. With dozens of practical exercises for strengthening these skills, curated from the latest research in organizational psychology and related fields, this book will inspire you, inform you, and instruct you on how to take realistic steps now toward leading the life you truly want.

Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life

by Stewart D. Friedman

"For nearly thirty years, my life's work has been to help people like you find ways to bring the often warring aspects of life into greater harmony. " - Stew Friedman, from Leading the Life You Want You're busy trying to lead a "full" life. But does it really feel full-or are you stretched too thin? Enter Stew Friedman, Wharton professor, adviser to leaders across the globe, and passionate advocate of replacing the misguided metaphor of "work/life balance" with something more realistic and sustainable. If you're seeking "balance" you'll never achieve it, argues Friedman. The idea that "work" competes with "life" ignores the more nuanced reality of our humanity-the interaction of four domains: work, home, community, and the private self. The goal is to create harmony among them instead of thinking only in terms of trade-offs. It can be done. Building on his national bestseller, Total Leadership, and on decades of research, teaching, and practice as both consultant and senior executive, Friedman identifies the critical skills for integrating work and the rest of life. He illustrates them through compelling original stories of these remarkable people: - former Bain & Company CEO and Bridgespan co-founder Tom Tierney - Facebook COO and bestselling author Sheryl Sandberg - nonprofit leader and US Navy SEAL Eric Greitens - US First Lady Michelle Obama - soccer champion-turned-broadcaster Julie Foudy - renowned artist Bruce Springsteen Each of these admirable (though surely imperfect) people exemplifies a set of skills-for being real, being whole, and being innovative-that produce a sense of purpose, coherence, and optimism. Based on interviews and research, their stories paint a vivid picture of how six very different leaders use these skills to act with authenticity, integrity, and creativity-and they prove that significant public success is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of life, but as the result of meaningful engagement in all its parts. With dozens of practical exercises for strengthening these skills, curated from the latest research in organizational psychology and related fields, this book will inspire you, inform you, and instruct you on how to take realistic steps now toward leading the life you truly want.

Leading the Way

by Lee Edwards

The remarkable history of The Heritage Foundation, its influential founder, and the conservative movement in America.Leading the Way tells the story of how Ed Feulner has transformed policymaking in Washington and has led The Heritage Foundation into becoming the most influential conservative think tank in the nation. Under Ed Feulner and for 36 years, Heritage has shaped politics with conservative solutions for such critical issues as entitlements, national security, missile defense, health care, welfare reform, immigration, free trade, energy, and the role of the family and religion in society. Today, with over hundreds of thousands of members and an annual budget of more than $80 million, Heritage is a permanent Washington institution and the leading exponent of conservative ideas in America and around the world. The man who made it happen is Ed Feulner, intellectual entrepreneur, hands-on manager, legendary fundraiser, presidential adviser, bestselling author, and world traveler--a man who never stops and was described by The Economist as "one of the most influential conservatives in America."

Leading Up: How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win

by Michael Useem

Eight true stories show that Leaders today aren't just bosses, they're self-starters who take charge even when they haven't been given a charge. Upward leaders get results by helping their superiors lead. They make sure that good ideas don't die on the vine because a boss's understanding doesn't reach down deep enough into the organization. Upward leadership assures that advice arrives from all points on the corporate compass, not just from the top down.

Leading with Soul

by Lee G. Bolman Terrence E. Deal

A new edition of the bestselling book on finding one's personal path to leadership Leading with Soul has inspired thousands of readers since its publication more than a decade ago. Far ahead of its time, the book illuminated the deeply personal journey to leadership. Now, in this new and revised edition, the authors update a timeless spiritual message in the light of the turmoil of recent years? including recession, the spread of global terrorism, and ethics scandals? as well as new insights from the literature of spirituality and work. Bolman and Deal are the co-authors of the bestselling book Reframing Organizations, now in its 4th edition Explores in greater depth the concepts of love, power, and significance as relates to leadership This completely revised story of an executive and his quest for deeper meaning continues to point the way to a more fulfilling work experience.

Leading Women

by Eric Lane Nina Shengold

Gather any group of actresses, from students to stars, and someone will inevitably ask, "Where are all the great roles for women?" The roles are right here, in this magnificently diverse collection of plays-full-lenghts, one-acts, and monologues--with mainly female casts, which represent the answer to any actress's prayer. The editors of the groundbreaking anthologyPlays for Actresseshave once again gathered an abundance of strong female roles in a selection of works by award-winning authors and cutting-edge newer voices, from Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang to Claudia Shear, Eve Ensler, and Margaret Edson. The characters who populate these seven full-length plays, four ten-minute plays, and eleven monologues include a vivid cross-section of female experience: girl gang members, Southern debutantes, pilots, teachers, traffic reporters, and rebel teenagers. From a hilarious take on Medea to a taboo-breaking excerpt fromThe Vagina Monologuesto a moving scene from the Pulitzer Prize-winningWit,the plays inLeading Womenare complex, funny, tragic, and always original--and a boon for talented actresses everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Leadville (Stagecoach Station, # 20)

by Hank Mitchum

With strikers and strikebreakers drawing battle lines, Leadville is a magnet for every guntough in Colorado, a mining town ready to explode. The mine owners want a railroad spur, which will put the Harper Stage Line out of business--leaving pretty Nan Harper hopelessly bankrupt. Griff Connors wants to help her but can't, because he's already in big trouble. A fugitive framed for robbery and murder, he has tracked the killers to Leadville. But how can he find them in this wild frontier town? Especially when he is caught between the striking miners and a ruthless mine owner who wants him out of the way. A showdown looms, and for Nan's sake Griff must stand and fight. The odds are long and the choices are few: a bullet or the noose. Whatever the cost, Griff will fight--for Nan and for his own good name.

A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella

by Diana Gabaldon

Available for the first time as an exclusive eBook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield's parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may not be the whole story. Now, in "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows," readers finally learn the truth. Praise for Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series "All you've come to expect from Gabaldon . . . adventure, history, romance, fantasy."--The Arizona Republic, on An Echo in the Bone "A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across ten generations."--CNN, on The Fiery Cross "Escapist historical fiction at its best."--San Antonio Express-News, on Drums of Autumn "A feast for ravenous readers of eighteenth-century Scottish history, heroism and romance."--Kirkus Reviews, on Outlander

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