The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham

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Harper Collins, 2005 - 348 pages
A behind-the-scenes analysis of 21 essential leadership principles from the life of Billy Graham Billy Graham looms large as one of the twentieth century's most influential and innovative leaders. Most people are unaware of his remarkable effectiveness as not only preacher and pastor, but as a CEO and a global leader as well. The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham is full of transferable applications for leaders in the church, parachurch, academia, government, and business. Lively interviews with his closest associates illustrate 21 principles that have driven six decades of visionary impact. First-hand accounts reveal stories of courageous leadership and growth through painful lessons. Graham's relentless application of core beliefs and leadership principles have resulted in, among many honors, being listed in Gallup's ten 'most admired men' thirty times, more than anyone else. Time magazine named him one of the top ten leaders of the twentieth century. This book asks: How did this happen? What are the essentials he embraced to achieve such extraordinary results? What can we learn from him and apply to our own leadership roles? This book is dedicated to those readers . Who sense the pressing need in today's world for inspired leadership . Who rise to leadership's high calling and are willing to carry its weight . Who are determined to deepen and expand their capacities and effectiveness
 

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User Review  - shdawson - LibraryThing

I very much enjoyed this book. It provided many tangible details to the history of what happened with him and the ministry. It also opened my understanding of how to go from leading a small outfit to a larger outfit, while doing so on a global basis. Read full review

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User Review  - shdawson - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. It provided many tangible details to the history of what happened with him and the ministry. It also opened my understanding of how to go from leading a small outfit to a larger outfit, while doing so on a global basis. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
Part OneComing Alive
17
Igniting
19
Part TwoGetting Started
37
Forming the Team
39
Confronting Temptations
53
Lasering In on the Mission
65
Loving Harsh Critics
79
Redeeming the Ego
191
Part FiveMultiplying Momentum
205
Birthing Dreams
207
Building Bridges
221
Igniting Other Leaders
239
Sowing Seeds in All Seasons
257
Part SixDeepening in Every Decade
271
Learningand Leveraging Weaknesses
273

Part ThreeCreating Momentum
91
Communicating Optimism and Hope
93
Mobilizing Money
107
Empowering Soul Mates
123
Expanding the Growing Edge
137
Part FourGrowing Through Fire and Ice
149
Summoning Courage
151
Learning from Failure
165
Experiencing Trauma and Betrayal
177
Plugging into Continuous Voltage
287
Innovating
303
Leading with Love
315
Acknowledgments
329
For Further Reading
331
Whos Who
335
Index
339
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