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Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future Hardcover – January 3, 2006
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Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. --From Publishers Weekly
Andy Stanley serves as senior pastor of the campuses of North Point Ministries, including North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and Browns Bridge Community Church in Cumming, Georgia. Each Sunday, over twenty thousand attend one of these NPM campuses. Andy is the bestselling author of Visioneering, The Next Generation Leader, The Best Question Ever, and How Good Is Good Enough? Andy and his wife, Sandra, have two sons and a daughter. --About the Author --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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The author of 20-plus books, including The New Rules of Love, Sex, and Dating, Ask It, How to Be Rich, Deep & Wide, Enemies of the Heart, When Work & Family Collide, Visioneering, and Next Generation Leader, Andy Stanley holds two degrees, an undergraduate in journalism from Georgia State University and a Masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, the impact of which is all too evident in his written work.
In the digital world, his success reaches well beyond local Atlanta-area walls. Two million of Stanley's messages, leadership videos, and podcasts are accessed from North Point's website monthly.
In 2012, Your Move with Andy Stanley premiered on NBC after Saturday Night Live, giving him an even wider audience with which to share his culturally relevant, practical insight for life and leadership. In less than two years, over 36 million episodes have been viewed, underscoring Stanley's impact not only as a communicator but also as a cultural change agent.
But nothing is so personal as his passion for engaging with live audiences, which Stanley has pursued for over a decade, speaking at leadership events around the world. In high demand, he speaks at various events before a yearly audience of both church and organizational leaders of nearly 200,000, including conferences such as Catalyst, Leadercast, Exchange, and the WCA Global Leadership Summit.
"I cannot fill their cups," he often says of the opportunity to impact leaders in business and in ministry, "but I have a responsibility to empty mine."
Andy Stanley and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.
Top Customer Reviews
I appreciated the author's down-to-earth style and while some of these concepts are covered in other leadership books, Andy Stanley's approach has a fresh conversational style I immediately enjoyed.
Stanley covers 5 basic principles of leadership (he's the first to tell you there are many more, but these 5 seem to be the most essential). The two I most enjoyed were clarity and character. Clarity doesn't mean we'll have all the answers, but we should always be clear in our purpose. The character portion was well reasoned and made me wonder if corporate leadership in the US wouldn't benefit by reading this?!?
Loved it! Easy to read and reread. I find myself thinking about the principles on a regular basis.
Each chapter takes you on a point-blank "get with it" format, therefore, do not be put off by its size. There is enough to chew on here for a month. I recommend taking it away on a personal evaluation retreat. You will emerge more focused, equipped and more than thankful for an excellent leadership resource. Well done Andy Stanley, thank you so much for your leadership, keep at it. Psalm 78:72
The most eye-opening statement in the book for me was that "authority does not equal competency." Get the book and you'll see what I mean.
Andy looks at 5 Essential Traits for those who will shape the future. I will overview the 5 C's:
Leaders must channel their energies towards those arenas in which they are most likely to succeed.
Andy says his biggest mistake early in leadership was focusing on things which were not his strengths. Playing to your strengths and delegating towards your weakness is wisdom.
He sums this principle up by saying, "Great leaders know when to follow."
Competence is not required of leaders in areas, only the right ones.
The leader is the one who has the courage to initiate, to set things in motion, and to move ahead.
He urges leaders to not allow the "how to get in the way of the what."
Michael Hyatt said a similar thing on a recent podcast, calling it the difference between the vision and the strategy. We may not know the exact plan, but we do know where we want to end up.
Do you have the courage to step out?
The leader must learn clear communication, even when he is not certain.
In a similar vein to the last point, Andy reminds us clarity of vision is more important than certainty of the outcome.
One of the worst things a leader can do is pretend to have the answer. Learn to use the words "I don't know....but here is where we are going."
Leaders don't need all the answers just an eye on the big picture.Read more ›
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Andy does a great job defining five traits of effective leaders in an easy to understand way. This is a must read for anyone that is currently or aspires to be a leader!Published 5 days ago by hewitthound
Eye-opening and insightful. One of the most humbling reads I've had in all my years as a lead pastor. Highly recommended. Wear your steel-toed wingtips...Published 7 days ago by PastorLes
Perhaps one of top 5 Andy Stanley's books. Very easy way to view leadership for everybody no matter what religion or faith you have.Published 13 days ago by R. Quiros
Andy Stanley clearly lays the foundation of what "real leadership" is like. Wish I would have read the book years earlier.Published 1 month ago by Jack Westenbarger
What a good simple leadership book this is! I got it to investigate using it with my student leaders in youth group. It is a tiny bit older in target but so easy to read! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel Alban
This book is a wonderful resource for anyone in a leadership position. Whether you're in a church, a business, or any other avenue that involves leadership this book is a must. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Andy Stanly is one great teacher who understands the concepts of leadership. The information found in this book will work for anyone whom God has called to lead. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barbara Clemons
I read this book 10 years ago and just read it again. I learned so much more this time through! A MUST READ!Published 1 month ago by BSereg