Gaining Traction: Field Guide for Leadership Teams

Gaining Traction: Field Guide for Leadership Teams

by Ronald E. Osborn


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827212534
Publisher: Christian Board of Publication
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Laster is a passionate catalyst for congregational and leadership renewal. He served on staff in large churches for over eighteen years, and spent nine years as a consultant with Easum, Bandy & Associates. He has consulted with over 70 organizations, congregations and judicatory groups. Currently John is a consultant with Horizons Stewardship Company, and serves as President of Creative Church Coaching (; coaching and equipping leaders to revitalize their congregations and make a Kingdom difference in their communities.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vi
Foreword     vii
Introduction     1
Leadership Team Foundations
Spiritually Anchored Leaders     11
Leadership Team Role Clarity     26
Visionary Boards     38
Leadership Team Challenges
The Trust Myth     63
Team Credibility     75
Leadership Team Tools
Strategic Processes     93
Windows of Opportunity     119
Training and Resourcing Leaders and Teams     127
Afterword     142
Congregational Assessment     144
Candidate Assessment     151
Notes     157
Index     163

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