One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don't buy it. Great leaderswhether they have the official authority or notlearn how to be an influential presence wherever they are.
In How to Lead When You're Not in Charge, author and pastor Clay Scroggins explains the nature of leadership and what's needed to be a great leadereven when you answer to someone else.
Drawing from biblical principles and his experience as the lead pastor of Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Clay will help you nurture your vision and cultivate influence with integrity and confidence, even when you lack authority in your organization or ministry.
In this book, Clay will walk you through the challenge of leadership and the four basic behaviors all great leaders have and how to cultivate them:
- Leading yourself
- Choosing positivity
- Thinking critically
- Rejecting passivity
With practical wisdom and humor, Clay Scroggins will help you free yourself to become the great leader you want to be so you can make a difference. Even when you're not in charge.
"This book will be one of the most, if not the most, pivotal leadership books you'll ever read." - Andy Stanley
"If you're ready to lead right where you are, this book can show you how to start." - Dave Ramsey
"Read this book! The marketplace is full of leadership messages, but this one is a stand out." - Louie Giglio
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About the Author
Starting out as a facilities intern (a.k.a. Vice-President of Nothing), he has worked his way through many organizational levels of North Point Ministries and knows all too well the challenge of authority deprivation. Clay holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech as well as a Master’s degree and doctorate with an emphasis in Online Church from Dallas Theological Seminary. He lives in Forsyth County, Georgia, with his wife, Jenny, and their four children.
Table of Contents
Part I Understanding Our Challenge
Chapter 1 The Oddity of Leadership 19
Chapter 2 Identity Crisis 37
Chapter 3 Reclaim Kibosh 63
Part 2 The Four Behaviors
Chapter 4 Lead Yourself 89
Chapter 5 Choose Positivity 111
Chapter 6 Think Critically 131
Chapter 7 Reject Passivity 149
Part 3 Challenging Authority
Chapter 8 Challenging Up 169
Chapter 9 Breaking Down Challenging Up 189
Chapter 10 Your Next Chapters Starts Today 211