Book

The Heart and Hands of Leadership:

The Twelve Timeless Practices of Effective Leaders

160 pages. Kingsley Publishing Inc.

I wrote The Heart and Hands of Leadership: The Twelve Timeless Practices of Effective Leaders to offer a practical and engaging guide to applied Christian leadership in today's modern world. The title was inspired by Psalm 78:72, "And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them."

Part one, The Heart, examines the characteristics and motivations that drive the best leaders. Part two, The Hands, offers 12 chapters that describe all the most important practices.

I wanted a book that offers leaders skills they can put to work right away. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions, ideal for individual or group study. The book is available in soft cover and as an e-book through Amazon, Kobo, iBooks and Overdrive. An 18 page PDF addendum that includes many of the biblical verses and references that underpin each chapter is available for download at no cost.

Table of Contents

Part One – The Heart

  1. Then, Now and What Could Be
  2. Truth and Consequences
  3. The Leader – Follower Relationship
  4. Powerful Hearts
  5. Character
  6. Getting Close

Part Two – The Hands

  1. Inspire with Vision
  2. Build a Leadership Network
  3. Narrow the Focus to Build a Team
  4. Create a Culture that Brings Out the Best
  5. Build Leader – Follower Relationships
  6. Make Power a Creative Force
  7. Select the Right People the First Time
  8. Communicate to Inform and Engage
  9. Use the Power of Urgency
  10. Make Feedback the DNA of Team Development
  11. Coach for Skills and Relationships
  12. Make Every Performance Count