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The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham

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A behind-the-scenes analysis of 21 essential leadership principles from the life of Billy Graham Billy Graham looms large as one of the twentieth century's most influential and innovative leaders. Most people are unaware of his remarkable effectiveness as not only preacher and pastor, but as a CEO and a global leader as well.The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham is full o ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published July 19th 2005 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published 2005)
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Bart Breen
May 24, 2012 Bart Breen rated it it was amazing
Who Knew? Though maybe we should have ...

Billy Graham is not thought of as an organizational leader first and foremost, but then again, without the ability to organize and lead, the message for which he will be known as one of the foremost purveyors of in the 20th century would not have gotten out.

What organizations take for granted today, Graham intuitively seemed to know and understand well before terms such as "team-building and "organizational mission" become catch-phrases.

More than just a s
Jul 07, 2014 John rated it it was ok
Unsurprisingly, the reader walks away from this book with an even greater respect for the humble and powerful servant of God that Billy Graham was. Unfortunately, I felt the book was neither fish nor fowl. In trying to blend the best of the leadership development strategy with biographical elements, neither was accomplished as successfully as I would have liked. That said, there were plenty of good nuggets in the book: the anecdotes from Billy Graham's life chief among them.
Jan 25, 2016 Lynette rated it it was amazing
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There are many how to succeed in business books out there and this should be considered one of them. A must read with very good insights into succeeding in business and in life.
Dec 18, 2015 Jenn rated it really liked it
This was a good balance of biography and guiding principles for leadership. I appreciated the transparency of Graham in his failures and his humility in success. God's grace and power are evident in his life and through this book.
Zach Fischer
Jul 28, 2014 Zach Fischer rated it it was amazing
Best book on leadership ever written.
Aaron Cash
Sep 01, 2016 Aaron Cash added it
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Such a Powerful book describing some incredible wisdom and insight in ministry and leadership. Looking through the life of Dr. Billy Graham for invaluable and incredible these character developing lessons are sure to change your life, advance your career and increase your spiritual development and exponentially improve your ministry journey
Mar 18, 2009 Nikki rated it it was amazing
One of THE best leadership books I have read. Billy Graham is a leader that is out to please God and not man. He lead this nation as a Christian Leader, by listening and being obedient to what God has asked him to do. I find myself referencing his leadership in my life often. a true disciple of Christ!
Jul 07, 2016 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not only a biography of Billy Graham "America's Preacher" but also a leadership guilde that will prove useful in all areas of influence. Whether leading a Not For Profit or a Fortune 500 or something in between -- This book has something for us all!
Apr 14, 2011 Lynn rated it liked it
Well written. Takes a different perspective; rather than a biography, picks out strengths and explores them from a broader viewpoint. Very favorable for Billy - leaves you believing he was indeed a remarable man who has had a remarable and unique ministry.
Scott Stevens
Dec 28, 2013 Scott Stevens rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite leadership books. One of few who truly was and is a servant leader. :)
Gina Herald
Apr 19, 2011 Gina Herald rated it really liked it
Another servant leader. A man who lived out what he preached in front of the entire world and did it with humility and grace. Someone to be admired for sure.
Jul 08, 2008 Bill rated it liked it
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This was a great book to read as I thought about ministry, but also a great read for anyone who is thinking about leading with integrity in any setting.
Terry Morgan
May 23, 2012 Terry Morgan rated it it was amazing
Powerful, moving, inspirational, and instructional. These are just some of the words I would use for this book. One of the best books I have read recently.
Seth Hein
Apr 23, 2008 Seth Hein rated it it was amazing
What an excellent book on leadership. I learned so much through the examples of Billy's life and through the themes addressed.
John Williams
Sep 27, 2007 John Williams rated it really liked it
Good especially if you have never read anything on the life of Graham. A lot of good principles to take away from this book.
Mike Brady
Aug 10, 2012 Mike Brady rated it it was amazing

Excellent book on leadership from a different angle. Well worth the read!
Belinda Dickerson
Dec 13, 2012 Belinda Dickerson rated it it was amazing
It was a great read. Eye-opening experiences shared that lift up the Spirit of God.
Oct 02, 2012 Tiara rated it really liked it
Solid, inspirational points and stories that any leader should know and apply.
Kyle Hatfield
Jul 06, 2012 Kyle Hatfield rated it really liked it
Graham is not just an evangelist but a very strong and godly leader.
Nov 22, 2011 Harla rated it it was amazing
Great management book!
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