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“Looking back in our lives, we can often identify the moments when our gifts were beginning to bubble up and point us toward God’s callings for us.” With these words lead visionary and writer of ‘Catalyst Leader’, Brad Lomenick, opens his one book campaign to shape and inspire the next generation of leaders with guidance, warnings, encouragement, insight and down to earth practical application.
Setting out to energise the present and next generation of leaders with the skills they need to fulfil the purpose of their ministry, this book helps you shape the hearts and minds of those who look to you for motivation, direction and authenticity. Because the truth is, most leaders want to be good leaders but aren’t sure how to build those elements in a way that will deliver the most impact in their leadership. Lomenick defines what it means to be a catalyst and reveals the path for developing your own, authentic leadership skill set.
Here, you can learn the habits and practices that help leaders serve and lead by the character and competence they build into their own lives. By adopting the eight key principles for leading well now and in the future, this book shows how to be a fundamentally different leader within a year. While you might already be labelled as ‘the leader’ of your church, fellowship or organisation, you might not be having an influence and truly making a difference. As with the worldwide Catalyst Leadership movement, these pages are designed as a valuable new resource to help you earn, deserve, and demonstrate your worth as a leader.
The Catalyst Leader by Brad Lomenick was published by Thomas Nelson in April 2013 and is our 20011th best seller. The ISBN for The Catalyst Leader is 9781400276691.
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Introduction: Learning To Lead
1 Called – Finding Your Uniqueness
2 Authentic: Unleash The Real You
3 Passionate: Live In Pursuit Of God
4 Capable; Make Excellence Non-Negotiable
5 Courageous: Prepare To Jump
6 Principled: Anchor In Your Convictions
7 Hopeful: Build Toward A Better Tomorrow
8 Collaborative Draw From Partners
Conclusion: Moving Forward Looking Back
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About The Author
“No one is more experienced to write a book on leadership than the leader of Catalyst, a leadership movement helping to shape and inspire the next generation of leaders. I’ve been waiting for this book from Brad, and he’s given us a great insight with loads of practical application. This is a strong addition to your leadership library.” – Christine Caine, co-founder of A21 Campaign; author of ‘Undaunted’
“Brad Lomenick is one of the best leaders I know. His book, unpacks years of invaluable leadership wisdom. Whether you are a beginning leaders or a seasoned one, this book will unquestionably make you better.” - Craig Groeshchel, senior pastor Life Church, author of Altar Ego.
In his drive to inspire, train and encourage strong and purposeful church leadership, author and speaker, Brad Lomenick, emphasises the need for ‘authenticity’ at all levels of leadership. He lists 12 points as of vital importance in being authentic as a leader:
1. In whatever way you choose to communicate: be real. You have to remember that as a leader you’re always on view. So you need to be genuine – not a fake, even on your Facebook or a twitter account. Don’t live a secondary on-line life.
2. Constantly turn over those rocks in your life that might hide something nasty. Uncover the areas you need to make clean or were your covering something up. Always be open and honest about who you really are.
3. Don’t let success make you inaccessible. It’s not possible to be available to everyone but be wise and discerning, open to helping where you can. Try and follow the advice: “Do for one what you wish you could do for many.”
4. Don’t keep others at arms length. Overcome your fear of the face-to-face. Digital interaction will isolate you and prevent others from uncovering your weaknesses and flaws, but it reduces your ability to influence others.
5. Ask the important questions. Great solutions only come from great problems which create solutions. Great questions often reflect your most important values.
6. Invite direct reports from other and reassess yourself regualraly. It’s uncomfortable, but also helpful. “You can’t love people and influence them unless you are close to them. Up close means you can see my warts.”
7. Accept a better standard. The goal of every Christian is to become more like Christ. Don’t try to dress like, talk like, pray like, jokes like any lesser hero. You’ll deep down feeling like a cheap copy version – not authentic.
8. Be interested over interesting. Start with giving to others the attention and care you’d want them to give you.
9. Know the blind spots in your leadership. Everyone else does. Be comfortable enough in your leadership that those around you have the freedom to tell you the truth without repercussions.
10. Make more of those around you, and less of yourself. Servant leaders are willing to be less so that others can be more. Authentic leaders serve and understand the power of putting others first. And great leaders attract great people to their team.
11. Actively Build a Support Network- Beware of people who only tell you what you want to hear. Keep honest people in your life so that you can stay grounded in the reality of your experiences.
12. Be willing to share your struggles. Create environments where you can deal with things and be honest; a community where you can talk about the things you are dealing with without getting arrows in the back.
Catalyst was conceived as a Next Generation Leaders Conference in 1999 by Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, John Maxwell, Lanny Donoho and several young leaders. Catalyst was created to meet the felt need that existed within the church leader space for a leadership event that was focused on a new generation of church leaders. Everything within this space seemed built around a forty to sixty year old mindset and medium. This team was convinced that this needed to change.
Brad Lomenick is an Oklahoma boy and passionate follower of Christ. Hes' been leading and directing a movement of young leaders called Catalyst, equipping, inspiring, and releasing the next generation of young Christian leaders. He does this through events, resources, consulting, content and connecting up a community of like-minded 'catalysts' all over the world.
|Author / Artist||Brad Lomenick|
|Publisher||Thomas Nelson (April 2013)|
|Number of Pages||288|
|Page last updated||16th April 2018|