Based on his extensive experience as coach and mentor to many thousands of Christian leaders across a broad spectrum of ministry settings, Reggie McNeal helps spiritual leaders understand that they will self-select into or out of greatness. In this important book, McNeal shows how great spiritual leaders are committed consciously and intentionally to seven spiritual disciplines, habits of heart and mind that shape both their character and competence: The discipline of self-awareness—the single most important body of information a leader possesses The discipline of self-management—handling difficult emotions, expectations, temptations, mental vibrancy, and physical well-being The discipline of self-development—a life-long commitment to learning and growing and building on one's strengths The discipline of mission—enjoying the permissions of maintaining the sense of God's purpose for your life and leadership The discipline of decision-making—knowing the elements of good decisions and learning from failure The discipline of belonging—the determination to nurture relationships and to live in community with others, including family, followers, mentors, and friends The discipline of aloneness—the intentional practice of soul-making solitude and contemplation
Greatness is a journey. It's a trip. It's a time thing. You don't get to be great; you become great. You don't get to be a great athlete, president, teacher, doctor, or Christian. You become great. Success doesn't come to you; you have to go after success. Your ship will never come in; you have to swim out to it. Great people read, study, learn, practice, and work hard. We are made in the image of greatness. Say yes to becoming a great Christian. That's what this book is about. Learn to Live 2: The Image of Greatness.
What are the origins of greatness? The Complexity of Greatness brings together a variety of perspectives across various domains, including science, mathematics, expert memory, acting, visual arts, music, and sports. It demonstrates that the truth about greatness is far more nuanced and complex than any one viewpoint or paradigm can reveal.
Written by church consultant Will Mancini expert on a new kind of visioning process to help churches develop a stunningly unique model of ministry that leads to redemptive movement. He guides churches away from an internal focus to emphasize participation in their community and surrounding culture. In this important book, Mancini offers an approach for rethinking what it means to lead with clarity as a visionary. Mancini explains that each church has a culture that reflects its particular values, thoughts, attitudes, and actions and shows how church leaders can unlock their church's individual DNA and unleash their congregation's one-of-a-kind potential.
Examine the keys to leadership success with the practical, skill-building approach found in DuBrin's LEADERSHIP: RESEARCH FINDINGS, PRACTICE AND SKILLS, 10E. This edition balances current research and theories with the latest applications from successful practitioners in today's business world. New and updated, popular self-assessment quizzes and the latest skill-building exercises help you inventory and strengthen your own leadership qualities and personal competencies. An engaging narrative highlights stories of leadership in familiar companies, such as UPS, Best Buy, Salesforce, Kohl’s and GM. This edition provides more opportunities than any other book of its kind to apply the principles you've just learned in cases and experiential exercises. Practical insights, supported by contemporary research, assist you in developing the skills and confidence you need to become an effective leader. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This autobiographical perspective at how a practice of Meditation, Guided Imagery, and Visualization for 40 years of my life helped me create the most authentic and joyful version of myself is not all about happy, happy, joy, joy. Learning can be painful. Real change and growth come from life’s difficult times. Reaching deep within to call on the wisdom of my ancestors, learning to listen to my inner spiritual guides, and then teaching this method to others has brought me here to share our stories. This book is not perfect. This method is not perfect. It is a way to reach personal realization and success. And oh the sweet satisfaction that being successful brings. It is the best revenge. It is justice, and you can do it too.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A masterpiece of warrior wisdom: how to be resilient, how to overcome obstacles not by "positive thinking" or self-esteem, but by positive action. The best-selling author, Navy SEAL, and humanitarian Eric Greitens offers a self-help book unlike any other. “Eric Greitens provides a brilliant and brave course of action to help navigate life’s roughest waters.”—Admiral Mike Mullen, seventeenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn’t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he’d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives. Eric’s letters — drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers — are now gathered and edited into this timeless guidebook. Greitens shows how we can build purpose, confront pain, practice compassion, develop a vocation, find a mentor, create happiness, and much more. Resilience is an inspiring meditation for the warrior in each of us. “This book is a gift not only to Greitens’s comrades-in-arms, but to readers everywhere.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Insightful commentary on a beloved ancient philosopher of Zen by a beloved contemporary master of Zen. Famously insightful and famously complex, Eihei Dogen’s writings have been studied and puzzled over for hundreds of years. In Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom, Kosho Uchiyama, beloved twentieth-century Zen teacher addresses himself head-on to unpacking Dogen’s wisdom from three fascicles (or chapters) of his monumental Shobogenzo for a modern audience. The fascicles presented here from Shobogenzo, or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye include “Shoaku Makusa” or “Refraining from Evil,” “Maka Hannya Haramitsu” or “Practicing Deepest Wisdom,” and “Uji” or “Living Time.” Tom Wright and Shohaku Okumura lovingly translate Dogen’s penetrating words and Uchiyama’s thoughtful commentary on each piece. At turns poetic and funny, always insightful, this is Zen wisdom for the ages.