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Hans is "The Leadership Answer Man" in the podcasting world. Check out all our resources for leaders at www.hansfinzel.com. Check him out on iTunes, Spotify, Sticher, etc.
Hans and his wife Donna spent ten years living in Vienna, Austria while training leaders throughout Eastern Europe behind the Iron Curtain before the fall of communism. Dr. Finzel is the author of ten books, including his bestseller "The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make". He and his wife have four grown children and five grandchildren. They reside in Colorado.
I am so excited about my latest top leadership book, "The Top Ten Ways To Be A Great Leader."(David C Cook, April 1, 2017) This is the sequel to my bestselling leadership book, "The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make." That book is about servant leadership, and the pitfalls to avoid. This new leadership book is a positive look at what are the essentials skills to master for great leadership. After thirty years of leaders, I ask the question, "What are the most essential skills all leaders need to master?"
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Although leadership is the hot topic on conference agendas and book tours, most people who find themselves in positions of leadership have little or no training for the role. They simply continue to make the same old mistakes.
With additional and newly updated material, this leadership classic reveals the most common errors that leaders consistently make-regardless of training or age-and the way to stop these bad habits from undermining their positive talents and accomplishments.
Whether you are leading a company, a ministry, a Girl Scout troop, or your family, The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make is a must-read for anyone who wants to lead others effectively.
"If you're like me, you've grown weary of the published cookie-cutter approaches on how to lead effectively. And so has Hans Finzel. He drills to the core of the current issues on effective leadership."
-Charles R. Swindoll, author and president of Dallas Theological Seminary
"This is one of the most practical books on leadership I have in my own library. If you are serious about becoming a better leader, you will want to read this book."
-John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and founder of the INJOY Group
This updated classic leads the reader through the inductive Bible study process, showing practically how to study the Bible for one's self.
With this tool, Christians can learn to relevantly apply God's Word to their lives as His Spirit leads them personally, rather than as some other leader might direct. Originally published in 1986, Finzel's style remains very accessible—providing practical examples that walk the reader through the steps of unpacking Scripture, using actual passages to practice.
Free downloadable study guide and activities.
Dr. Hans Finzel is a successful author (Empowered Leaders, Change is Like a Slinky), consultant, and expert in the field of leadership. He is also president and CEO of WorldVenture (Littleton, CO), an international leadership development organization with associates in sixty-five countries worldwide. Finzel is a real-life leadership practitioner with over twenty-five years of experience in many settings, including ten years training leaders in Vienna and throughout Eastern Europe before the fall of communism. He and his wife, Donna, have four children and make their home in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
For you and the seventy-six million other Americans reaching age sixty and beyond, one all-important question is likely on your mind: What will I do when my main act career is over? One thing is certain--you want your later years to be meaningful and fulfilling.
Launch Your Encore is your game plan for what comes next. Hans Finzel and Rick Hicks show you how to enter this new stage of life poised for personal satisfaction and ready to make your own unique contributions to society. With real-life examples of people who have made the transition from their main careers to mentoring, volunteering, ministry, or even second careers, Launch Your Encore shows you how to make an impact later in life.
"Navigating the waters of post-career life can be challenging. Finzel and Hicks give great guidance on how to pass the rapids successfully. Your best years may well be ahead. I highly recommend this book for all who are retired or contemplating finding new adventure later in life."--Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages
"Rarely do I find a 'must-read' book, but this is one! Hans and Rick speak to every boomer in a way that both confronts the reality of this stage and includes biblical insight, help, and encouragement."--H. Norman Wright, author of What's Next?: Navigating Transitions to Make the Rest of Your Life Count
"Whether you're feeling well prepared or overwhelmed and unprepared to do life well in the '60-80 Window' of life, you could not have two better guides than these authors."--John Trent, author of LifeMapping and The Blessing; Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy, Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago
Hans Finzel (DMiss, Fuller Graduate School) is an author, a highly sought-after speaker, a podcaster, and a trusted authority in the field of leadership. He recently completed twenty years as president and CEO of nonprofit WorldVenture. Hans is the author of eight books, including the bestselling The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. He and his wife, Donna, live in Colorado.
Rick Hicks (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is an author, an international speaker, and a consultant. He served as president of OM USA for fourteen years and is currently the North American area leader for OM (Operation Mobilization). Rick is coauthor of Seeking Solid Ground and Boomers, Xers, and Other Strangers. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Southern California.
- The two most important words in a leader's vocabulary
- The skills a leader needs to communicate effectively
- Why today's effective leaders lead with vulnerability
- The contrast between servant leadership and slave leadership
- How to lead with both passion and humility
- The difference between making a mark and leaving a legacy
Is leadership really about the rewards, excitement, and exhilaration? Or the responsibilities, frustrations, and exhausting nights? Hans Finzel takes readers on a journey into the lives of the Bible's great leaders, such as Moses, Abraham, Jesus, unearthing powerful principles for effective leadership in any situation. This powerful guide to developing the skills needed to become a successful leader poses some penetrating questions that force us to take an honest look at ourselves and our intentions in being a leader.
I, Hans, remember Patrick calling me several times to complain about the "Boomer buzz saw" he was running in to at his job. He works in California in the fresh produce industry, which is totally dominated and run by old school Boomers. He wanted my advice plus he just wanted to vent about how roughly he was being treated as a young person getting into this industry. "Even though I grew up in this industry helping my dad, I am treated with zero respect," he complained. "And they want me to do everything their way. It's like I have nothing to contribute and my ideas all suck" It wasn't long before the two of us concluded, "Hey, we should write a book about this, because this problem is every-where in America." Both generations have a choice, condemn or collaborate, reject or respect. Or to put it an-other way, dig in your heels and say it has to be my way, or choose to meet each other half way and try to work well together.
Both generations have a choice: condemn or collaborate, reject or respect.
The two of us had several phone conversations about how Boomers and Millennials actually could work better together. That is what this book is about—breaking up the cold war to help Boomers and Millennials thrive in the work place and in life. More than just get along, each generation can and should learn to appreciate what each brings to the table.
Why Is Our Message So Urgent?
We both believe that this is an urgent message. A lot of productivity is being harmed by culture wars in the workplace. All across America, great people in offices are not getting along, team unity is suffering and passive aggressive behavior is holding back companies from maximum output. There is a huge opportunity cost for not getting along. Here is the roadmap for our journey ahead.
In this short new passion-packed book by Dr. Hans Finzel, you will learn what it means to work in your "passion zone." Hans explains from his own journey, how to find your passion zone and what action steps to take if you are far from that place of fulfillment. Specifically you will learn about how to match up your profile and wiring to just the right assignment.
People love following leaders whose hearts are fueled by passion. This book will help you uncover what passion in your work really is, and how to find it, no matter what stage you are at in your career. The advice in this book is especially powerful for anyone in a role of leadership that is experiencing boredom or burn out. Life is too short to settle for less than the best—especially if we are called to lead other people.
Leading from the heart is working and leading from your passion zone. Why does leading from the heart really matter? It can be natural to think, “If I am smart enough, gifted enough and work hard enough, of course people will respond to my leadership.” The more gifted you are, and the smarter you are, the more that this can be a temptation and the easy default. The problem is, that kind of leadership does not inspire people and build deep loyalty. The opposite is often true. People follow people who they know, trust and believe. That trust is built between leader and follower within their hearts. People follow leaders who are operating in their “passion zone.” There is some sort of a magnetic loyalty that grows in followers who respond to leaders who lead with passion out front.
It seems that in today’s fast paced always on digital world, less is more. So that is what the author is offering up this first in a series of mini books on big leadership topics.
For a man, living with a woman is a lifelong challenge — that is if he wants to do it right, and to have a growing and mutually satisfying relationship. The Top Ten Ways to Drive Your Wife Crazy is filled with practical (and often humorous) advice from an experienced husband/wife team that will help you successfully meet that challenge