God Is My CEO: Following God's Principles in a Bottom-Line World

God Is My CEO: Following God's Principles in a Bottom-Line World

by Larry S. Julian, Larry Julian
     
 

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Business leaders face the difficult task of reconciling their personal beliefs with the bottom-line demands of their business obligations. Often, it seems like the conflict between short-term business strategies and their desire to "do the right thing" pull them in opposite directions.

In God Is My CEO, readers will learn how to:

  • Develop their

Overview

Business leaders face the difficult task of reconciling their personal beliefs with the bottom-line demands of their business obligations. Often, it seems like the conflict between short-term business strategies and their desire to "do the right thing" pull them in opposite directions.

In God Is My CEO, readers will learn how to:

  • Develop their God-given talents and skills, while developing a spiritual center
  • Gain ideas and encouragement through real-life stories of successful business leaders who have faced the same challenges
  • Learn to apply a practical daily plan to overcome the toughest business issues
  • Focus their energies and thoughts on moving forward with a sense of purpose
Many business leaders struggle with the dilemma of being successful and living a life with purpose. God Is My CEO offers a practical and inspirational source of guidance for achieving a balanced and accomplished life.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
''God Is My CEO is direct, on target, beautiful, and convincing. Excellent!'' —Zig Ziglar, motivational teacher, author of See You at the Top

''Larry Julian has written a game plan to help all of us score a touchdown in life.'' —Dan Reeves, head coach, Atlanta Falcons

''Unlike the countless leadership books on the market, this one will never be out of date.'' —Marc Belton, president, New Ventures, General Mills

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Will money or morality emerge victorious in the war zone of work skirmishes? Julian, with seasoned experience as a leadership management consultant for companies such as 3M, Honeywell, AT&T and General Mills, provides solid answers for this troubling dilemma. He discusses 10 key principles that he deems essential for transforming workplace problems into both spiritual and bottom-line success stories. Each chapter poses an issue (such as developing patience, cultivating leadership by example, yielding control, making tough decisions and maintaining right priorities) followed by a solution. In a chapter on "integration," for example, Julian poses the bottom-line question: "How do I balance employee needs with profit obligations?" To explain his approach (to "integrate people and profits into win-win solutions"), Julian details the experiences of two business executives who have creatively solved this problem, and shares the underlying principles they implemented. Indeed, the personal stories of business leaders form the core of the book, tied together by Julian's practical steps and discussion questions at the close of each chapter. Readers will be especially intrigued by the trials and triumphs of such well-regarded business executives as S. Truett Cathy (Chick-Fil-A), Bob O. Naegele Jr. (Rollerblade), C. William Pollard (The ServiceMaster Company) and Marilyn Carlson Nelson (Carlson Companies). Many leaders, whether newly indoctrinated to the world of business or veteran executives, will find tools for the trade in this excellent guidebook to living out one's faith in a ruthless "bottom-line" world. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580627641
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.82(d)

What People are saying about this

Pat Williams
Pat Williams, Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic
God Is My CEO is a gem of a book. It sure challenged me in my role as a leader and it will do the same for you. A powerful read.
Marc Belton
Marc Belton, Senior Vice President, President, Big 6 Cereals, General Mills
Unlike the countless leadership books on the market, this one will never be out of date because the biblical principles offered in this book are timeless.
Wes Cantrell
Wes Cantrell, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Lanier Worldwide, Inc.
The practical approach of having CEOs give their answers to real life situations is an extremely practical way to give advice. What's most important, however, is the biblical foundation which has been authenticated in the lives of the men and women highlighted in your book.
Richard M. De Vos
Richard M. DeVos, Co-founder, Amway Corporation
Having reviewed God Is My CEO, I am impressed with its simple and clear directions. It is a book of purpose. Read it and learn from it. I did.
Dan Reeves
Dan Reeves, Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Head Coach, Atlanta Falcons
Larry Julian has written a gameplan to help all of us score a touchdown in life. The stories in this book serve to motivate, encourage, prepare, and teach us how to make the right choices in our lives. Whether you are a football coach, self-employed, or Chairman of the Board, the principles in God Is My CEO can help you define the champion within.
Naomi Rhode
Naomi Rhode, Past President, National Speakers Association
God Is My CEO a fact that becomes reality as you comprehend the fabulous insights of this timely book! Larry Julian's passion is played out through the ingenious sharing of life's journeys of some of our nations top CEO's.
Anne Beiler
Anne (Auntie Anne) Beiler, Founder and CEO, Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
God Is My CEO should be read by all CEOs or anyone in a leadership position. If your company is driven by mission rather than the bottom-line, this book will strengthen your position. It will encourage all of us to be ethical in all our business dealings and to see the value of biblical based principles.
Stan Geyer
Stan Geyer, President & CEO, Flouroware
This book should be read by all who are seeking the truth of God's wisdom and how it applies in the workplace. Newcomers to the business world will find nuggets of gold in these pages and the more seasoned traveler will find an oasis where they can be rejuvenated.
Jim Lindermann
Jim Lindemann, CEO, Emerson Electric Company-Emerson Motors Corporation
Larry Julian provides 20 examples of leaders who excelled in the real world by placing trust in the Lord and allowing Him to lead their lives.

Meet the Author

Larry Julian lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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