Hand Me Another Brick, How Effective Leaders Motivate Themselves and Others
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Number of Pages: 235
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
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Do others look to you for leadership? Do you face a major task or shoulder heavy responsibilities? Do you want to take your leadership skills to a higher level?
When Nehemiah confronted the task of rebuilding Jerusalem's wall, he was heartbroken by the damage he saw and nearly overwhelmed by the task that lay before him. Yet through the application of timeless leadership principles, Nehemiah completed this nearly impossible project, and laid a pattern for success which is just as valid for us today.
Charles Swindoll brings his sensible and straightforward style to offer a deeply spiritual approach to the role of leader. Whatever the context, secular or ministerial, he demonstrates how to size up a task, organize and motivate a team, and respond to inevitable obstacles such as these:
- Unforeseen setbacks
- Unrelenting deadlines
- Criticism and outside resistance
- Personality conflicts
- Financial pressures and temptations
The insights that Swindoll draws from Nehemiah's wise administration will change your approach to leadership forever.
Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of Gods Word and His grace. A pastor at heart, Chuck has served as senior pastor to congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and California. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas.
klatchawBellevue, OhioAge: 18-24Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A great parallel to the book of NehemiahMarch 28, 2014klatchawBellevue, OhioAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3
Hand Me Another Brick brings to light the leadership qualities presented in the book of Nehemiah. Mr. Swindoll shows the reader the bench marks of a good leader. The book gradually goes over the process of how to prepare for large projects, the difficulties of these large projects, and the adversity others may show you will you are leading. He weaves in personal experiences with real life illustrations to solidify his points. The book is well written and concise with Scripture through out every chapter. It can some time read as a commentary of the book of Nehemiah. I personally enjoyed his examples and on how to deal with conflict in as a role of authority. I would recommend this book for leadership in ministries and churches.
RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A helpful work on leadershio and character.April 17, 2011RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4
Swindoll gives practical instructions on building character and developing leadership. He provides 15 helpful topical lessons based upon the Book of Nehemiah. As is typical for this author, the volume is well written and a beneficial read.
Jerry4 Stars Out Of 5June 2, 2010Jerry
Read this book over 15 years ago (when it first came out) and I still recommend this book to anyone wanting to really focus their prayer life. It is a very good read and an easy study. Leaders need to stay the course when things get tough and sometimes out of sorts. This book will help you with ideas on knowing how to handle those situations.
Caroline Shoobridge4 Stars Out Of 5January 22, 2009Caroline Shoobridge
I purchased this book as a requirement for a college class that I am taking. I would recommend this book to others in managemant and leadership positions, especially pastors. It contains good insight and encouraging words that will stay with you.
Dan4 Stars Out Of 5March 24, 2008Dan
This is a good book by one of the more famous pastors in America. (I would not say its a great book, just because a great book, in my mind, is heavy in content and would be a slower read, but this is still a good book.) A few wonderful insights into Nehemiah's character and many practical suggestions about how we can learn to pray, organize, stand strong, and encourage like Nehemiah did so long ago.
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