All it takes is a vision - a Blow Your Socks Off Vision. Exactly the kind of vision you'd expect to get when you follow Jesus of Nazareth. The vision that drove his ministry surpasses all others. That's why Jesus is the greatest leader who ever was or ever will be, and why following his example can help you lead others - family, church members, friends, or coworkers - toward dreams worth reaching for and goals worth achieving. Bill Perkins tells you how. Perkins shows you principles from Jesus' life that can.
Vision and motivation to become the leader God intends you to be-- whether youre leading your family, church, coworkers, or a Fortune 500 company. Youre a leader! In fact, every time you try to get someone to do something you want done, youre exercising leadership. This book will help you discover from Jesus how to lead more effectively as you understand the character traits and practical skills of a true leader. A discussion guide in the back of the book will help you integrate the principles into your life as you allow Jesus to help you learn how to cultivate and cast a vision, make wise decisions, build a team, harness opposing forces, facilitate innovation, and put others first.
Bill Perkins's wit, insight, and penetrating stories make him a sought-after speaker for corporate and Christian groups. He has conducted business and leadership seminars across the country for companies such as Alaska Airlines and McDonald's. Bill has appeared on nationally broadcast radio and television shows, including The O'Reilly Factor. He addresses men's groups around the world and has conducted chapels for major league baseball teams. Bill served as a senior pastor for 24 years and is the founder and CEO of Million Mighty Men. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary. Bill has authored or collaborated on 20 books, including When Good Men are Tempted, When Young Men are Tempted, The Journey, Six Battles Every Man Must Win, 6 Rules Every Man Must Break, When Good Men Get Angry, and The Jesus Experiment(forthcoming in fall 2011). He and his wife, Cindy, live in West Linn, Oregon. They have three sons and two grandchildren.