Leadership is essential.
Maybe you've shied away from leadership because you don't know what it will involve, or you feel too unsure of your own abilities. But your leadership is needed! In every sector of society, from families to businesses to churches, leadership roles remain empty, waiting for people willing and able to step up and make wise decisions that bring positive change. And, in a world with priorities vastly different from Christ's, Christian leaders are especially needed to point people to him.
Preparation is essential.
As essential as the leadership itself is the preparation beforehand, which is why Greg Ogden, a seasoned leader himself, has created this interactive guide that will give you the tools you need to lead well, using your unique gifts and experience.
Divided into four sections, this workbook will help you develop character, postures, vision and skills as you participate in the following elements in each chapter:
By working through these multiple channels of learning you'll be equipped not just with head knowledge about leadership but with true character formation and awareness of your own abilities that will prepare you for the challenges and choices of leadership.
Designed to work well on your own, with a partner or with a group, Leadership Essentials by Greg Ogden and Daniel Meyer is the essential preparation tool for those who would be led and shaped by Christ to lead others with strength and wisdom.
Introduction: The Art of Multiplying Influence
Part One: The Character of a Leader
Developing a vision of Christlike character
Cultivating spiritual disciplines to sustain our leadership
Keeping watch over our souls
Part Two: The Posture of a Leader
Embracing servant love as our primary model
Building teams to accomplish our corporate mission
Stewarding our gifts, passions and personality
Part Three: The Vision of a Leader
7 The Compelling Christ
Loving passionately the compelling Christ
8 Embracing the Kingdom
Engaging people in mission
9 Helping Others See
Lifting people out of lethargy and inertia
Part Four: The Shaping of a Leader
10 Taming Temptation
Facing the dangers of money, sex and power
11 Conquering Criticism
Handling criticism with humility and fortitude
12 Defeating Dragons
Addressing disappointment, frustration, anger and depression