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The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker

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  • Posted April 20, 2013

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    While not a household name, Brad Lomenick is an influencer of in

    While not a household name, Brad Lomenick is an influencer of influencers.

    In 'The Catalyst Leader,' Brad takes you behind the curtain of Catalyst, the leadership movement he leads, and into his own life, revealing personal failures and insecurities. He is also a great connector. In each chapter Brad introduces you to change makers he personally admires and knows, many of whom, if you follow them, will continue to inspire you long after you've finished the book. As a gifted question asker, Brad holds up a mirror for you to reflect on your own leadership journey and I was personally floored by what I saw.

    Having listened to all 200+ Catalyst podcasts to date and having met Brad in person at Catalyst events, I was already a Lomenick fan. 'The Catalyst Leader' only deepened my respect for him. The "Brad" on the pages is the same man you'll meet in person.

    'The Catalyst Leader' is one of the top leadership books I've read and I only wish that it had existed when I was 18 years old.

    If you feel passionate to lead and don't feel like you've arrived yet, don't hesitate to buy this book and get a few copies for those you want to pour into.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2013

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    Brad Lomenick writes about leadership, the next generation, crea

    Brad Lomenick writes about leadership, the next generation, creativity, innovation, social media, teamwork, personal growth, generational issues, execution, and a few other topics. He is also runs the show at Catalyst Conferences and his first car was a 1980 Monte Carlo.

    His new book, The Catalyst Leader shares eight essentials for becoming a “change maker.” This book is chock full of Brad’s years of wisdom that he has gleaned from his own adventures and from his friendships with other leaders like Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Francis Chan, Tony Dungy, Andy Stanley, Rick Warren, Marcus Buckingham, Dave Ramsey, Bill Hybels and many others.

    Ok, so maybe you’ve never heard of Brad Lomenick, but you’ve heard of all of those other guys, right? Well, let me tell you – Catalyst is one of the most influential leadership movements in the country. Catalyst began in 1999 and since then it has helped train hundreds of thousands of leaders young and old. Today, Catalyst has nine yearly conferences that bring in over thirty thousand leaders.

    Are you in leadership? Lomenick has a passion to inspire you, equip you and give you practical leadership help. This new book “The Catalyst Leader” will help you leverage your influence to better the world, bring out the best in others and ultimately bring glory to God. So yes, it’s a “Christian book” but it’s not some heavy theological tome. This is still a die-hard, work-horse, right in the trenches leadership book and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the gems inside.

    Especially if you’re young, or just starting out in leadership, I would highly recommend picking this up.

    Thank you to Thomas Nelson for providing a review copy for a fair and unbiased review.

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  • Posted April 17, 2013

    Brad has written a tremendous book that will be a resource for l

    Brad has written a tremendous book that will be a resource for leaders all over the world. His story is powerful, and I cannot recommend this book enough. What a resource this is - you're going to want to buy this book for your entire team!

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