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Leadership Axioms

Leadership Axioms
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Author:  Bill Hybels
ISBN:  9780310495963
Publisher:  Zondervan
Published:  2008
Pages:  219
Sub-title:  Powerful Leadership Proverbs
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The best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate the philosophies that cause them to do so. Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, good leaders can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with the ease of reciting their home address. In Axiom, author Bill Hybels divulges the God-given convictions that have dictated his leadership strategy for more than three decades as senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Oriented toward four key leadership categories … 1. Vision and strategy (“Promote Shameless Profitability,” “Take a Flyer”) 2. Teamwork and communication (“Obi-Wan Kenobi Isn’t for Hire,” “Disagree without Drawing Blood”) 3. Activity and assessment (“Develop a Mole System,” “Sweat the Small Stuff”) 4. Personal integrity (“Admit Mistakes, and Your Stock Goes Up,” “Fight for Your Family”) … Axiom brokers accessible wisdom from one leader’s journey, as well as emboldens you to nail down the reasons why you lead like you lead.


Table of Contents
Category 1: Vision and Strategy
1. Language Matters
2. Make the Big Ask
3. You’re Always in a Season
4. Explosive Growth Equals Dramatic Meltdowns
5. Vision: Paint the Picture Passionately
6. Bold Move
7. An Owner or a Hireling
8. Hire Tens
9. The Fair Exchange Value
10. The Value of a Good Idea
11. Build a Boiler Fund
12. Take a Flyer
13. Vision Leaks
14. Values Need Heat
15. The Dangers of Incrementalism
16. Six-by-Six Execution
17. Only God
18. Plus-Side/Minus-Side
19. Institutionalize Key Values
20. This Is Church

Category 2: Teamwork and Communication
21. The Three Cs
22. Never Say Someone’s No for Them
23. First Tested
24. DNA Carriers
25. No Eleventh-Hour Surprises, Please
26. How Are You Doing . . . Really?
27. Get the Right People around the Table
28. Know Who’s Driving
29. Speed of the Leader, Speed of the Team
30. Pay Attention to Greetings and Goodbyes
31. Deliver the Bad News First
32. The Tunnel of Chaos
33. Just Say It!
34. Disagree without Drawing Blood
35. Umbrella of Mercy
36. Help Me Understand
37. Leaders Call Fouls
38. Real-Time Coaching
39. Just to Be Clea
40. Give Me an A, B, or C
41. Keep Short Accounts
42. We Got to Do This Together!

Category 3: Activity and Assessment
43. A Blue-Sky Day
44. The Bias toward Action
45. Performance Buys Freedom
46. Sweat the Small Stuff
47. Doable Hard versus Destructive Hard
48. Develop a Mole System
49. Is It Sustainable?
50. Don’t Screw Up
51. SOSs
52. Facts Are Your Friends
53. Find the Critic’s Kernel of Truth
54. Every Soldier Deserves Competent Command
55. Brain Breaks
56. Speed versus Soul
57. Did We Do Any Learning?
58. Create Your Own Finish Lines
59. Let’s Debrief
60. Pay Now, Play Later
61. Are We Still Having Fun?
62. Never Beat the Sheep

Category 4: Personal Integrity
63. Obi-Wan Kenobi Isn’t for Hire
64. What Life Are You Waiting For?
65. Lead with All Diligence
66. To the Core of My Being
67. Always Take the High Road
68. Read All You Can
69. Lead Something
70. Arrive Early or Not at All
71. I’d Never Do This for Money
72. We Need Us All
73. Excellence Honors God and Inspires People
74. Admit Mistakes, and Your Stock Goes Up
75. Fight for Your Family
76. Finish Well
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