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How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority Hardcover – August 22, 2017
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About the Author
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.
Top customer reviews
Clay Scroggins does an excellent job teaching valuable leadership principles that will make young leaders better leaders in their current areas of leadership and beyond. I think the encouragement to lead where you are right now is probably the most valuable and consistent principle in the book.
The reason I give this book 4/5 stars is because of the fact that the demographic this book is written for is somewhat misleading. It appears at first glance to be for all leaders who are currently not the senior leader in their church, organization, or business. There are times that Scroggins even states that this book holds value no matter how old you are. The book will prove most valuable for young leaders, however. The illustrations, stories, and even style of writing will be appreciated most by those in their 20s and 30s.
As a young leader myself I found Scroggins' book to be both encouraging and challenging. I appreciate his challenge to not be passive in my leadership position, even though I am not in a senior leadership role. I also found his sections on working with your senior leader very valuable.
I was honored to be part of the launch team for this book and received a free ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to post a positive review.
The theme that resonates throughout is, "Your boss is not in charge of you, you are in charge of you." All leaders who embrace this idea will find this book to be an invaluable resource for working through just what that means. He debunks the assumption that leadership comes from authority. Ultimately all leaders, even the top level leaders, must use influence to lead well. Scroggins walks through the concept that figuring out who you are and who you want to be are far more important than what the title says on your door. This challenged me to examine where my desire to lead came from. And what I needed to do with it.
As I was reading there were many moments that I wished I had read this book earlier to prevent mistakes I have made. I am confident I will refer back to the book often to help with future interactions and decisions to prevent missteps. This book is a fantastic addition to my leadership library. And more importantly, it has challenged me to take action to leverage my influence to become a better leader.
I received a complimentary review copy from the publisher and author as a part of the launch team. This did not impact my review. The above is my honest opinion.