People-Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval-Motivated Leadership

People-Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval-Motivated Leadership

by Charles Stone, Ed Stetzer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830841097
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 01/10/2014
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Charles Stone is lead pastor at West Park Church in London, Ontario, and founder of StoneWell Ministries, where he coaches pastors and church leaders, applying neuroscience insight to spiritual leadership. He is the author of 5 Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them, and he can be found online at

Table of Contents

Foreward by Ed Stetzer
Introduction: My Personal ConfessionSection I: The Problem of People-Pleasing in the Church Today
Chapter 1: Has the People-Pleaser Virus Infected Your Leadership?
Chapter 2: What Makes Leaders Sick?
Chapter 3: The Key to Health: A Strong Leadership Immune SystemSection II: The Solution
Chapter 4: The Rearview Mirror Look: Probe Your Past
Chapter 5: The Search Within: Revisit Your Values
Chapter 6: When Relationships Get Knotted Up: Expose Your Triangles
Chapter 7: What's Missing: Search for Your Gaps
Chapter 8: Nitpickers and Stone Throwers: Engage Your Critics
Chapter 9: Self-Care: Nurture Your Soul through Mindfulness
Chapter 10: Are Your Reactions Showing?: Tame Your Reactivity
Chapter 11: The Placebo PastorSection III: The Leader's Toolbox
Appendix A: The Seven-Day Personal Development Plan
Appendix B: The Eight-Week Team Development Plan
Appendix C: Research Methodology
About the Author

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