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The Ideal Team Player | Patrick Lencioni

Building a great team is a complex endeavor. It's not as simple as collecting the right skill sets—the human element is actually a more critical factor in long-term performance. A collection of people with varying talents, skills, and perspectives can either clash and crash, or feed off one another's energy to produce incredible results. The Ideal Team Player shows you how to evaluate your prospects and pick the stars that shine brightest together.

The 360 Degree Leader | John Maxwell

Welcome to The 360 Degree Leader. People who desire to lead from the middle of organizations face unique challenges. And they are often held back by myths that prevent them from developing their influence. Dr. Maxwell, one of the globe's most trusted leadership mentors, debunks the myth, shows you how to overcome the challenges, and teaches you the skills you need to become a 360 degree leader.

The Energy Bus | Jon Gordon

Now you can get your team "On The Bus" with Jon Gordon as he shares insightful stories, best practices and 10 powerful principles from his bestselling book, The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy. Whether you are a leader looking to build a positive culture, a manger trying to energize and engage your team, or someone who desires to enhance your performance and productivity, this study will help you create more success and enjoy the ride of your life.

It’s My Pleasure | Dee Ann Turner

There's a spark, an energy, a passion that exists within some organizations that is almost tangible. What sets apart those truly great companies that customers love? And how do you create a place where employees love to work? In this 6-session series, Dee Ann Turner, Vice President of Corporate Talent at Chick-fil-A, defines what's at the core of a compelling culture and unpacks how hiring, management, and customer service all work to build a company that evokes a passion among employees and customers alike.

Boundaries in Leadership | Henry Could

Discover the importance of defining and maintaining boundaries in your role as a leader.

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Bible Passages

"From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." | Luke 12:48 (NIV) 

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,and see that they get justice." | Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT) 

Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
— 1 Peter 5:2 (NLT) 

"When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan." | Proverbs 29:2 (NLT) 

"So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up." | Galatians 6:9 (NLT) 


“The test of leadership is taking the vision from me to we.” | John Maxwell

“He that thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.” | John Maxwell

We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.

— William Arthur Ward

"A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others do." | Leroy Eims

"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already." | John Buchan

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” | Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"People will not follow a leader with moral incongruities for long. Every time you compromise character you compromise leadership. The foundation of firm leadership is character." | Bill Hybels

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” | John C. Maxwell

"Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach." | Rosabeth Moss Kantor

"I believe that the mindset that allows you to spend your working life thanking and congratulating people rather than being unpleasant to them is the mainstay of good leadership." | Tim Waterstone

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." | John Quincy Adams

"In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high." | Henry David Thoreau

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." | Thomas Jefferson

"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it." | Theodore Roosevelt

“It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person's lead.” | Bill Hybels

"A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under."  | Sam Houston

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” | John C. Maxwell  

"A leader is interested in finding the best way, not his own way." | John Wooden

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." | John C Maxwell