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Leadership Is Challenging

Do you want to stop the cycle of only learning from the school of hard knocks?

Are you worried about missing the mark as a leader and serving below your potential?

Do you want to grow faster by learning from others? Are you tired of figuring things out alone?

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  • grasp Biblical perspectives on serving leadership
  • learn right alongside Anabaptist business leaders
  • gain insight into the struggles of becoming and growing as a leader
  • experience the simplicity of step-by-step guides that save you time and lessen the learning curve
  • receive wisdom from experts that guide your leadership transformation

From the Author: Merle Herr

“If you’re like me, you’ve felt the difficulty of being a leader capable of doing what you know is the best practice or the right thing to do. For me, knowledge about leadership ideas, principles, and practices often outpaces my ability to make applications and execute on what I know. I’ve been humbled by failure and surprised at how long it takes to fully apply the key leadership practices. Serving through the role of leadership is challenging, particularly the sort that cuts against the grain of position, pride, and prestige. Radical Christian leadership prefers others above oneself, sacrifices for sake of others, and helps followers tap into their potential. This is the Christian way—the way Jesus taught and lived. Humility coupled with serving is the trademark of true leadership. This high road of leadership is a lifelong journey to grow to one’s full stature in Christ. It’s a journey of continual repentance and transformation.”

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Take your first steps to becoming a better leader by gaining the knowledge you need to change the hub of your organization. . . your meetings.

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Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your leadership around the meeting table with The Serving Leader Meeting Assessment. Practicing these thirty skills will change your meetings forever.

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The Serving Leader's Guide to Effective Meetings

A how-to guide detailing what you need to know about running meetings with a servant’s heart. Whether leading in the for-profit or nonprofit sector, this guide will illuminate the next steps to take your leadership to the next level.

Comprehensive Guide to Meetings

This book is a comprehensive guide to meetings written by an author with meeting experience in multiple organizations and companies. It covers the theory of what makes a good meeting and gives practical guidance to plan­ning and conducting a good meeting. I am confident that you will find it to be helpful.

Merle Burkholder
Staff pastor, Open Hands

Packed with Practical Guidance

When you read in the opening chapter how Merle responded to a critique of his leadership as president of a company, you know the author has humbly learned in the school of hard knocks. The Serving Leader’s Guide to Effective Meetings is packed with practical guidance that is too often sacrificed on the altars of

Norwood Shank
Manager of curriculum development, Christian Light Publications

Change the Way You Think about Meetings

I will never see meetings the same. Merle unpacks the tactical, practical, and spiritual truths about meetings from Scripture in a profound way that will change the way you think about meetings. This book will be added to my care­fully curated list of required reading for the leaders in our family of companies.

Leland Ulrich
CEO, Corland Partners LLC

Make Meetings Meaningful, Powerful, and Profit­able

You may have sat in meetings knowing that your time could be better spent elsewhere. When a meeting consists of a salad of subjects that are diced, shredded, and rehashed with no conclusions or actions agreed upon, the result is frustration. If results are what you are looking for, look no further. In this book,

Bill Mullet
Chairman of the board, ProVia

Love this Book

I love this book. We hear constant stories of companies whose culture is having every meeting start two to five minutes late. On purpose! People not getting to meetings on time is a function of bad meetings which start late, don’t put important decisions first, and then run long. People don’t hate meetings because meetings

Mark Horstman
Author of The Effective Manager and co-founder of Manager Tools
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