Bigger, Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal

Bigger, Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal

by Samuel Chand


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Renowned leadership consultant, Samuel R. Chand details the account of the construction of the Panama Canal, and draws parallels between it and successful leadership methodology.

"More passion isn't the answer, and bigger dreams aren't always the solution. Every leader is asking two questions: How can we grow? How can we grow faster? The only way organizations can grow bigger and move faster is by accelerating the excellence of their systems and structures."

—from Bigger Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal

An epiphany during a visit to the Panama Canal led Sam Chand—one of the country's most respected voices on ministry and marketplace leadership—to bold new insights on the life cycles of business or church organizations.

Simply: The size and speed of an organization are controlled by its systems and structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718096465
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 384,557
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Who would have thought, when in 1973 student Dr. Sam Chand was serving Beulah Heights Bible College as janitor, cook, and dishwasher, that he would return in 1989 as president of the same college! Under his leadership it became the country's largest predominantly African-American Bible College.

In this season of his life, Dr. Sam Chand does one thing—leadership. His singular vision for his life is to be a Dream Releaser—to help others succeed.

As a Dream Releaser he serves pastors, ministries, and businesses as a Leadership Architect and Change Strategist. Dr. Sam Chand speaks regularly at leadership conferences, churches, corporations, ministerial conferences, seminars, and other leadership development opportunities.

Table of Contents

Dedication xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 How Do You Define the Need? 1

Chapter 2 How Do You Handle Colossal Failure? 19

Chapter 3 Where Do You Find Fresh Passion and Purpose? 39

Chapter 4 How Do You Craft the Right Plan? 55

Chapter 5 What's in Your Suitcase? 73

Chapter 6 You Didn't Expect This, Did You? 89

Chapter 7 How Do You Handle Opposition? 105

Chapter 8 How Can You Make Your Systems Hum? 121

Chapter 9 How Can You Utilize People with Different Talents? 135

Chapter 10 How Can You Produce Creative Tension? 149

Chapter 11 Does It Ever End? 163

Chapter 12 What's the Next Big Dream? 177

Notes 192

Bibliography 196

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