Leadership Not by the Book: 12 Unconventional Principles to Drive Incredible Results

Leadership Not by the Book: 12 Unconventional Principles to Drive Incredible Results

by David Green, Bill High
Leadership Not by the Book: 12 Unconventional Principles to Drive Incredible Results

Leadership Not by the Book: 12 Unconventional Principles to Drive Incredible Results

by David Green, Bill High

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Overview

If conventional leadership wisdom is to be believed, Hobby Lobby shouldn't work. So why does it?

David Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby and an unlikely leader, grew his company from a $600 startup to a $8 billion company that gives 50 percent of its profits away to fund initiatives all over the world. He blazed his own path in business, drawn not from business gurus but from the pages of Scripture.

In this inspirational book, David Green challenges talented leaders with hearts committed to Christ to consider this question: What if God wants to use you to do a new, even greater work? To raise up and encourage the next generation of leaders, David Green shares 12 unconventional principles that drive Hobby Lobby. These core principles can open doors to greater success in business and life.

Whether you lead a business or a nonprofit, a small business or a multinational corporation, a start-up or a department, this book will show you how breaking the conventional "rules" of business may be the best decision you ever make.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540902245
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/18/2022
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 145,543
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Green is now CEO of Hobby Lobby, which employs 50,000 people at 900 stores in 48 states and grosses $8 billion a year. Coauthor of Giving It All Away, Green received the World Changer award and is the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. David and his wife, Barbara, live in Oklahoma City.

Bill High is founder and executive chairman of The Signatry. Named one of the Top 25 Speakers in Philanthropy in 2015 and part of Forbes' Nonprofit Council, Bill lives with his wife, Brooke, in the Kansas City area.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Secret Sauce 13

Part 1 God-Focused Practices

1 Give the True Owner the Vote 21

2 Listen to and Obey the Holy Spirit above All 35

3 Give Away Your Profit 50

4 Maximize Risk for the Right Reasons 67

Part 2 People-Centered Practices

5 Build for 150 Years, Not Just the Next Generation 85

6 Drive Family Practices, Not Profit Practices 102

7 Put Employees First, Not Money 117

8 Defer to Your People, Don't Just Listen to Them 132

Part 3 Commonsense Practices

9 Remember Your One Thing, Not the Shiny Things 149

10 Get into the Weeds, Not the Altitude 167

11 Choose Simplicity, Not Perfection 180

12 Go at It with All Your Might, Not Lifelessly 196

Epilogue: Leadership by the Book 213

Appendix: Hobby Lobby's Paradigm Change 221

Acknowledgments 227

Notes 229

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