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Great leaders build up, not down. When leaders, whether in the church or in the marketplace, inspire their teams with a vision of what is possible, passion meets production and truly great things start to happen. As Senior Director of Family Ministries at Lakewood Church in Houston, the largest and fastest-growing church in America, Craig Johnson oversees thousands of staf ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 21st 2010 by Regal
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O. J. Toks
May 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book. A solid book for people who want to effectively lead people the right way. Craig Johnson helped reshape my paradigm regarding how to be a great leader.
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
While I am not finished this book, I plan to enjoy the journey. I just took a break from plowing through this book a few minutes ago and participating in it's exercises. Craig Johnson is helping me realize not only how to be an effective leader and lead vertically but how to water the seeds of leadership in others.
Laurie Mrdjan
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I went to a presentation for this book by Craig himself just before it's release and not only is he an inspiration; he is a wonderful writer. I recommend this book to anyone who is in any kind of leadership position. This will teach you how to build people up and help them achieve their best.
Great for use in churches, at work, and even parenting!
Eugenia Myers
May 25, 2021 marked it as completed-in-2021  ·  review of another edition
Lots of really good perspectives in how to view your volunteers. To become "students of your team". Opened my eyes to being more aware of each individual instead of just the ministry and the ministry needs. Getting to know them personally and knowing what is happening in their lives. ...more
Darrin Niday
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, leadership
a good book with some great points to help with working with volunteers, and employees. Will be using some myself.
Sep 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I waffled whether to give this book by Craig Johnson on leadership 2 or 3 stars. In the end, I decided to take his advice and not be a "dream breaker."

The book is easy to read. Johnson does a good job of laying out the book with good principles and illustrations to back up what he is trying to communicate. And, if you're a new leader and haven't read many books on leadership, it will make you feel good. In fact, all of the things that Johnson states are good principles of leadership.

But there is
Álex Oliva Silva
El libro está destinado a líderes de algún ministerio dentro de la iglesia y muchos de sus capítulos se enfocan en eso; sin embargo, se hace mención que toda persona que tenga influya sobre otra en cualquier situación es líder y por tanto, muchos de los consejos que se dan en el libro (y casi todos los testimonios adjuntos) son de mucha utilidad, como por ejemplo: la cultura de honra, saber esperar en Dios, escuchar la voz de quienes tienen más experiencia y tomar sus consejos de sabiduría, no m ...more
Stella Maris Sumaylo

I bought it and only put it aside then I went through rough time in my work then I read through again wow there's that huge impact in my life. It stirred the inside of me to look up and see leadership based on Jesus not on human ability. easy to say that but hard to actually do that when you are faced with problems.
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Craig Johnson is the founder of Champions Club, a specially designed developmental area for kids, youth, and adults with special needs with the purpose of meeting their needs spiritually, intellectually, mentally and physically. He is currently the Senior Director Of Ministries, at Lakewood Church, the largest

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