Archives For Authority
I was recently asked by a couple of people about my e-book publishing process. The actual process of publishing the book is fairly simple, but don’t kid yourself: it’s a ton of work. I’ve learned a lot about it and want to share some of the best practices and tools to help things run more smoothly and efficiently. Tom Corson-Knowles might have the most helpful book on the market when it comes to Kindle publishing in particular. A few of these things I wish I would have learned beforehand.
Here’s some info on how I’ve done it up to this point and how I’ll do it moving forward.
Last day friends! If you haven’t gotten a copy of my latest book Authority, head over to Amazon and grab your free copy.
Your help has been a blessing
The power-tweeting and posting is almost over! Seriously, I know I’ve been talking about this book a lot over the last month but that’s what I do when I’m excited about something. Your encouraging feedback has been a blessing as well.
In the later years of King Solomon’s reign, he made conditions for the Israelites extremely harsh. The people referred to his reign as a heavy yoke. In the period after Solomon’s death, the void in leadership resulted in a division between the people of Israel. In hopes of bettering their working conditions, the people wanted to have a man named Jeroboam made king instead of Solomon’s son, Rehoboam. They were so fed up with Solomon’s rule, Rehoboam had to flee to the city of Shechem, afraid for his life.
For a brief time, you can head over to Amazon and get a free copy of my newest E-book, Authority: The Leader’s Call to Serve.
A concise, actionable handbook on biblical leadership
Approximately 40 pages in print, you will be able to read this book in one sitting—that was my goal. I want you to come away with a clearer understanding of where authority and leadership come from, and how you can steward your responsibility for the glory of God.
Not only have I not found another book on biblical leadership as concise, many of the topics in Authority are not commonly addressed in Christian circles.
Safety, really? Why safety?
This may sound counter-intuitive to the typically touted strong, courageous, “go get ‘em”, Rambo-esque paradigm that we so often hold up as the perfect leadership model. But I would argue that one of a leader’s greatest needs is safety.
What safety doesn’t mean is a low-risk, overly comfortable, and tenured job security that keeps the wrong people on the team because you don’t like to deal with conflict. Rather, safety does mean a strong foundation, a refuge from the demands of the job, and a place of strength for the team to work from.
The answers to these leadership questions include excerpts from the book.
1. How can leaders faithfully steward the authority they’ve been given?
We must be able to see ourselves as both servant and leader. Some days we’re taking out trash; other days we’re in charge of the most critical project of the year.
I am excited to announce the release of Authority: The Leader’s Call to Serve.
This is a book for everyone – an honest and practical for leaders AND those who serve under leaders.
Whether you’re the boss or you have a boss, this book is for you.
You can buy a digital copy on Amazon.
You can also download a free PDF sample here.
Why did I write this book?
This book is the product of my own experience with leadership and responsibility, the good and the bad. Much like Money: God or Gift, this book is concise and practical. It examines the subject of authority in leadership, as well as how to manage and respond to authority faithfully. I don’t claim to be the expert on authority, but I have had the opportunity to be on both sides of the equation on the org chart. What I’ve learned is that how you respond in either scenario is so important to your life and future. I hope this book helps challenge, encourage and maximize your leadership.
“Just wondering if you ever get depressed when beginning a book or new project?”
This post was adapted from my book Authority: The Leader’s Call to Serve.
No doubt about it, authority is one of the most polarizing words around. But it is also a natural and necessary aspect of life. Even those who seem most resistant to authority can’t escape it, both in their relationships with others and in their own plans and ideas.