Master Leaders: Revealing Conversations with 30 Leadership Greats

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Imagine the chance to sit down with 30 of the world’s best-known and best-respected leaders as they share their secrets to success. That’s Master Leaders—the most valuable leadership book of the decade. Based on personal interviews and never-before-published conversations with “the greats” (including Colleen Barrett, Ken Blanchard, Ben Carson, Tony Dungy, Newt Gingrich, Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni, and many others), Master Leaders offers 16 key distinctives that you need to know in order to be a successful ...
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Overview

Imagine the chance to sit down with 30 of the world’s best-known and best-respected leaders as they share their secrets to success. That’s Master Leaders—the most valuable leadership book of the decade. Based on personal interviews and never-before-published conversations with “the greats” (including Colleen Barrett, Ken Blanchard, Ben Carson, Tony Dungy, Newt Gingrich, Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni, and many others), Master Leaders offers 16 key distinctives that you need to know in order to be a successful leader. Co-authored by George Barna (Revolution) and Bill Dallas (Lessons from San Quentin), and created in partnership with the Church Communications Network, Master Leaders contains top-of-the-line insider information on leading wisely and well . . . from the people who know. Tyndale House Publishers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414326245
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 795,712
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface ix

Introduction: Leadership Fantasy Camp xiii

1 Unexpected Discoveries 1

2 Defining and Evaluating Real Leadership 11

3 Vision and Values 23

4 Creating Culture 41

5 Developing Leaders 53

6 Hiring the Right People 67

7 Leading Well 83

8 Earning and Maintaining Trust 97

9 Confrontation and Conflict 107

10 Character 121

11 Following 135

12 Team Building 145

13 Faith and Morals 153

14 Power 165

15 Criticism and Pressure 175

16 Skills and Discipline 185

Next Steps 201

Appendix 1 About the Master Leaders 205

Appendix 2 The Master Leader Library 219

About the Authors 225

Index 227

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  • Posted February 9, 2010

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    Book Review - Master Leaders

    George Barna has written so many books on topics like leadership, the Christian faith, and church ministry that I am surprised that it has taken me so long to read one of them. That changed when I received a copy of Barna's most recent book Master Leaders: Revealing Conversations with 30 Leadership Greats.

    Barna's imagination takes the reader along with 30 contemporary leaders to attend the Master Leader Conference. The account of this fictional conference allows the reader to eavesdrop in on many behind the scenes conversations that take place between the conference speakers pertaining to a number of leadership principles.

    Although the setting of the conversations is fictional, Barna's research is not. Barna has creatively woven together many quotes from his interviews with leaders in business, sports, government, education, and Christian ministry in a way that keeps the reader engaged.

    I found that this book was very well organized with respect to the various principles of leadership Barna wished to demonstrate. Although I read the book cover to cover, one might find that particular chapters would be more relevant to their present situation.

    As a pastor I found it very helpful to read a book on leadership that wasn't written entirely from a Christian ministry perspective. The variety of leadership backgrounds presented gave a more complete picture about what leadership is in way that could be translated into almost any area.

    Master Leaders will stay on my self, and I would recommend it to anyone currently serving in a position of leadership, or for anyone wanting to encourage the leaders that they serve under.

    You can read the first chapter of Master Leaders in PDF format.

    Note: A copy of Master Leaders was provided to me free from Tyndale House Publishers as a part of the Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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  • Posted October 16, 2009

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    Master Leaders by George Barna with Bill Dallas

    Master Leader was a very interesting book. The basic premise is this - George Barna interviewed 30 leadership "experts" - names you will undoubtedly recognize from the realms of church, politics, sports, and the armed forces. Then George spliced these separate interviews into one organic conversation - allowing these interviews and personalities to meld and flow.
    There are times where the flow feels forced or out of left field - but then you realize that even when the conversations don't feel organic, they're still amazingly worthwhile for the insights that these "master leaders" have. And don't get me wrong - 90% of the book feels organic, like an actual conversation.
    Overall, I truly enjoyed the book. The insights and anecdotes from leaders I know and respect and leaders I've never heard of are truly awesome, and it's a resource and book I'll know I'll turn to when I have questions or want to stir some thoughts. 5/5.

    Reviewed for Tyndale House.

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