The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future: 9 Surprising Ways Leadership Is Changing
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The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future: 9 Surprising Ways Leadership Is Changing

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According to Scroggins, the first step toward a fresh style of leadership is debunking outdated methods. He presents nine counterintuitive axioms that offer a new way forward and explain why age-old policies are no longer effective. To lead, you don't need to have all the answers or know all the right people. You do need to understand what's happening---now! 208 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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Title: The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future: 9 Surprising Ways Leadership Is Changing
By: Clay Scroggins
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Zondervan Reflective
Publication Date: 2022
Dimensions: 8.375 X 5.500 (inches)
Weight: 12 ounces
ISBN: 031012445X
ISBN-13: 9780310124450
Stock No: WW0124450

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You may not hold a position of leadership or think of yourself as a leader. But if you want to create, change, or impact the world around you—even in a modest way—then you're guided by a leader's impulse and shaped by a leader's principles.

You are an aspiring leader.

But the fact is that you've come to this role at a time when leadership—like everything else—is rapidly changing...and too many leaders are addressing the problems of today and tomorrow with the style and substance of yesterday's leadership. We need an update.

In The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future, Clay Scroggins (author of How to Lead When You're Not in Charge) explores nine new principles of leadership that will help leaders adapt to a changing world and work culture, such as:

  • Today's leaders lean into vulnerability.
  • Today's leaders develop relationships primarily around trust.
  • Today's leaders celebrate the successes of others.

These may seem like counter-intuitive principles, but they provide a new way forward for leaders and teams and will prove versatile in the event of change and durable in the face of conflict. With humor and a pastor's candor, Clay will show you why the old ways need updating and what developing new leadership skills could look like for your future.

To be clear, the author of this book does not know the future. If he did, he would have used his talents on sports betting or stock trading. What he does know is that yesterday's leadership axioms are today's myths and what that means. The way forward requires an understanding of the past, a conviction of what's at stake today, and a vision for how different tomorrow will be.

You don't have to be a young entrepreneur with big dreams or someone looking to land a leadership role just to be considered an aspiring leader. You are one now. And by developing your skills for the future, you can become today's version of a leader worth following.

Author Bio

Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, providing visionary and directional leadership for all of the local church staff and congregation. As the original and largest campus of North Point Ministries, ranked by Outreach Magazine in 2014 as the Largest Church in America, NPCC averages over 12,000 people in attendance. Clay works for Andy Stanley, one of the greatest leaders on the planet, and understands firsthand how to manage the tension of leading when you’re not in charge.

Starting out as a facilities intern (a.k.a. Vice-President of Nothing), he has worked his way through many organizational levels of North Point Ministries and knows all too well the challenge of authority deprivation. Clay holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech as well as a Master’s degree and doctorate with an emphasis in Online Church from Dallas Theological Seminary. He lives in Forsyth County, Georgia, with his wife, Jenny, and their four children.

 

Editorial Reviews

'Everyone knows leadership is changing. But being able to paint a dependable picture of the future of leadership isn't easy. And Clay Scroggins does just that. This is a book you'll want to keep close to you for a long time to come!' -- Angela Ahrendts, former senior vice president of retail at Apple

'A lively and refreshing take on what leaders must do in the days ahead. You will be challenged. You will laugh out loud. You will find yourself wanting to be a better version of yourself. Grab a copy and find a new bounce in your step.' -- Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and author of Dare to Serve

'You can gain wisdom as a young leader in two ways. It can come to you as a gift, or you can gain it as some expensive lesson from a series of unfortunate mistakes. This book delivers wisdom as a gift. The insights in it will save you years of trial and error and countless costly mistakes.' -- Carey Nieuwhof, bestselling author of At Your Best

'Leadership is changing. Clay does a tremendous job of describing the future of leadership in a practical, biblical, and entertaining way. As a leader who wants to help intentionally guide the future, I know I will put these principles into practice.' -- Dave Katz, president and chief operating officer of Coca-Cola Consolidated

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