Help! I'm in Charge
Stuff Leadership Experts Didn't Tell You
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Do you ever wonder what you don’t know about leadership? Who might be a challenge to work with? What could cause your ministry to go away? Questions like these can be overwhelming. That’s why Pastor Rod Loy shares both practical answers and personal stories on helpful leadership stuff like—
• The only sure thing is the unexpected
• Why leadership ability alone isn’t enough
• How you won’t get very far if people don’t like you
• Leading secure and insecure people, and
• Coping with the pressure of being in charge
Loy lays out his godly wisdom in 10 easy-to-read chapters. He gives practical, real-life examples, and backs up his advice with applicable examples from the Bible. Here’s a brief look at what you can expect from this helpful volume:
Chapter 1: Are You Willing to Pay the Price? Loy explains that your rewards are in proportion to the price you’re willing to pay, not just according to your ability. And, the price you pay is more important than the talent you possess.
Chapter 2: The One Thing You Can Expect Is the Unexpected Acquire the skills to handle the unexpected. Your response to the unexpected reveals your maturity, your level of trust in God, and your ability to help others when they encounter a storm.
Chapter 3: We All Make Monumental Mistakes Discover how to handle forgetfulness, a bad attitude, violation of core values and Scripture, financial mistakes, and more. Learn to identify ways we mismanage our mistakes and how to correct them.
Chapter 4: Unresolved Conflict Never Solved Anything Gain common sense solutions for managing and resolving conflicts of all kinds.
Chapter 5: Your Ability Won’t Get You Far If People Don’t Like You Find 10 crucial differences between secure and insecure leaders.
Chapter 6: A Leader Leads Everybody, Not Just a Select Group Benefit from the 9 techniques that bring out the best in insecure people, and 10 ways to bring out the best in secure people.
Chapter 7: Don’t Go into the Pool without a Lifeguard Accountability is paramount. Recognize the things we do to avoid accountability and how to remedy these destructive instincts. Put into practice the 7 helpful tips for choosing an accountability partner.
Chapter 8: You Can Respond Stupidly or Wisely to Criticism and Correction Learn to recognize the difference between criticism and correction. Discover 20 ways to wisely respond to both.
Chapter 9: Everyone Wants to Be Treated with Respect Recognize the difference between “inclusive” and “exclusive” leaders, and why “inclusive” is always more successful. You’ll find 16 tell-tale signs.
Chapter 10: Great Leaders Are Willing to Sacrifice Their Rights Determine to give up: the right to be a jerk, the right to lose control, the right to have things the way you want them, the right to demand attention, and 6 other rights we need to be willing to set aside.
Being a great leader may not be easy, but with the encouragement and advice in Help! I’m in Charge, you can lead—and succeed—with confidence.