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Gaining Traction: Field Guide for Leadership Teams [Paperback]

By John Laster (Author)
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An experienced pastor, businessman, and coach, John Laster lays out major strategies for church leaders to use in developing a team concept and cooperation to lead a church to reach its leadership potential. Bill Easum describes Gaining Traction as, "a life-tested field guide to the future of your church." Using military metaphors with field briefings and field exercises for the reader, Laster lays the foundations that each leader must build upon. Laster shows step by step how to develop each of these foundations personally and corporately. Gaining Traction also explores leadership challenges and how to deal with them. These include overcoming fear and developing trust, building team credibility using suggested credibility tools, and amassing leadership capital. The final section deals with practical matters of team formation, resourcing, recruiting, and training including how to conduct a pastoral search with congregational input, and how to develop leadership team principles. From the Publisher * Based on years of experience in pastoring and coaching * Practical tools for selecting, training, resourcing, and utilizing leaders * Basic principles for church leaders in team building and leading.

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An experienced pastor, businessman, and coach, John Laster lays out major strategies for church leaders to use in developing a team concept and cooperation to lead a church to reach its leadership potential. Bill Easum describes Gaining Traction as, "a life-tested field guide to the future of your church." Using military metaphors with field briefings and field exercises for the reader, Laster lays the foundations that each leader must build upon. Laster shows step by step how to develop each of these foundations personally and corporately. Gaining Traction also explores leadership challenges and how to deal with them. These include overcoming fear and developing trust, building team credibility using suggested credibility tools, and amassing leadership capital. The final section deals with practical matters of team formation, resourcing, recruiting, and training including how to conduct a pastoral search with congregational input, and how to develop leadership team principles.

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Studio: Chalice Press
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.63" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   0.56 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   Chalice Press
ISBN  0827212534  
ISBN13  9780827212534  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John Laster is a passionate catalyst for congregational and leadership renewal. He served on staff in large churches for over eighteen years, and spent nine years as a consultant with Easum, Bandy & Associates. He has consulted with over 70 organizations, congregations and judicatory groups. Currently John is a consultant with Horizons Stewardship Company, and serves as President of Creative Church Coaching (www.churchcoaching.com); coaching and equipping leaders to revitalize their congregations and make a Kingdom difference in their communities.

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