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Leadership Challenges for Servant Leaders: A Conversation with Author John Sullivan

Leadership Challenges for Servant Leaders: A Conversation with Author John Sullivan

By John J. Sullivan
Format: DVD-R
Minutes: 72
Title ID: 404830 
UPC: 887936918537
Price: SALE! $15.99

Read about the author at https://www.amazon.com/author/johnjsullivan

A conversation with author John Sullivan, an authority on servant leadership and the leadership style of Jesus as applied in modern organizations.

This DVD was created to be an introduction to his book, Leadership Challenges for Servant Leaders, but includes much more.

Sullivan begins with a discussion of how he came to "discover" and apply servant leadership and lessons learned from his military background, traditional leadership theory and the quality movement. He then shows how Jesus' style of leadership, when applied in modern business, non-profits, government, church or the home, results in innovation, creativity and personal fulfillment for the leader as well as followers.

The DVD features nine segments addressing common leadership challenges and how to become a servant leader and make the personal and institutional changes to organizational culture including:

1. An introduction, Part 1: Why you should read this book
2. An introduction, Part 2: 7 Critical challenges all leaders face...and most don't do well!
3. Development of a servant leadership philosophy: lessons learned from military leadership, traditional theory, and quality management
4. Applying servant leadership: fundamental principles
5. Jesus as leader, Part 1: Guiding Principles as demonstrated by Jesus Christ
6. Jesus as leader, Part 2: First century quality management?
7. The challenge of humility: It's not about you!
8. Changing organizational culture: Leaving a lasting legacy
9. Attitude is the key: Change begins with the leader

Five bonus segments include: 
1. My personal faith journey
2. Teaching servant leadership in Kenya
3. Case study: Leading in a crisis
4. Case study: Building trust
5. Level 5 Leadership 

Also available from the publisher, CreateSpace, or you can order at Amazon.com, and other on-line bookstores.

Leadership Challenges for Servant Leaders

Leadership Challenges for Servant Leaders

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 104
ISBN: 978-1470117801 
ISBN: 1470117800
Price: $14.99 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

Read about the author at https://www.amazon.com/author/johnjsullivan

This book is the complete works in the series on leadership challenges for servant leaders.

Leadership Challenges for Servant Leaders brings all of the individual monographs published separately together in one volume.

The series addresses some of the most common leadership challenges in organizations today and how a servant leader should approach them.  Although the challenges are similar across organizations, the leadership styles which confront them are varied and the way a servant leader addresses these issues will determine in no small part his or her success as a leader.

Also available from the publisher, CreateSpace, or you can order at Amazon.com, and other on-line bookstores.

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Strategy and Plans

Strategy and Plans

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 50
ISBN: 978-1470039509
ISBN:1470039508
Price: $6.99 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

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The seventh monograph in the series which addresses the most common leadership challenges in organizations today is now available.

Do you have a long-term plan for your organization? Remember the Cheshire Cat's wisdom from Alice in Wonderland, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Every leader needs a plan--not just for this year--but for the future. In Strategy and Plans, John Sullivan outlines a ten step process for completing a strategic assessment and then developing a long-term plan for organizational success. Using industry, not-for-profit, and biblical examples Sullivan guides the reader through development of Guiding Principles, long-range strategies, and implementing plans. This all-encompassing approach is applicable to all types of organizations and results in renewed commitment from its members due to their involvement in the process from the beginning.

Also available from the publisher, CreateSpace, or you can order at Amazon.com, and other on-line bookstores.

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Eliminate Goal-Setting?

Eliminate Goal-Setting?

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 24
ISBN: 978-1470040086
ISBN:1470040085
Price: $5.39 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

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The sixth monograph in the series which addresses the most common leadership challenges in organizations today is now available.

W. Edwards Deming's 11th Point for Management reads, "Eliminate management by objective. Eliminate management by numbers, numerical goals. Substitute leadership." Was Deming really repudiating one of Peter Drucker's most respected tools for leaders, Management by Objectives? Does this mean that goal-setting is an inappropriate leadership tool?

John Sullivan argues that Deming did not mean the elimination of goal-setting as a leadership tool. What he was opposed to was the misuse and abuse of goal-setting by leaders who had little or no knowledge of the processes under study. Sullivan shows leaders the proper use of MBO as a management tool by defining its principles, creating SMART goals, and treating employees with dignity and respect while fully involving them in the goal-setting process.

Also available from the publisher, CreateSpace, or you can order at Amazon.com, and other on-line bookstores.

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Good News - Bad News

Good News - Bad News

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 30
ISBN: 978-1469962634
ISBN:1469962632
Price: $5.39 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

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The fifth monograph in the series which addresses the most common leadership challenges in organizations today is now available.

Evaluating job performance is an important function of leadership. However, many leaders don't do a good job of this and the process becomes counterproductive. Some prominent leadership thinkers argue that performance evaluation should be done away with completely!

What then is the purpose of performance evaluation? And if we do evaluate performance, how can leaders do so in a way that is productive and encourages rather than discourages people?

John Sullivan argues that performance evaluation should be for the purpose of helping people perform at a higher level. For the servant leader it should be a primary function of helping people to reach their full potential and true job satisfaction.

Good News -- Bad News will teach you the purpose of performance evaluation, when to do it, how to measure performance, how to give bad news as well as good, and how to prepare the evaluation session in order to realize the maximum benefit for the individual as well as the organization.

Also available from the publisher, CreateSpace, or you can order at Amazon.com, and other on-line bookstores.

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Severing The Ties That Bind

Severing The Ties That Bind

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 28
ISBN: 978-1469929835
ISBN-146992983X
Price: $5.39 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

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The fourth monograph in the series which addresses the most common leadership challenges in organizations today is now available.

Severing The Ties That Bind addresses the question: how do you release an employee, especially if he is a friend, without humiliating that person or making an enemy of him? This is one of the toughest tasks for any leader whether or not it involves a friend.

Involuntarily releasing an employee (termination) often has a profound impact upon the individual. Therefore, it should never be taken lightly. Most leaders don't do a good job of this-be it a secular or Christian organization. However, there are times when a leader has to let someone go from their organization. This can be done with dignity and grace but it takes some planning.

In Severing The Ties That Bind, you will learn the four basic questions that servant leaders must answer before terminating an employee. When termination is determined to be in the best long-term interest of the organization, you will learn how to do it with the welfare of the individual and the organization in mind.

Also available from the publisher, CreateSpace, or you can order at Amazon.com, and other on-line bookstores.

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Truth Telling

Truth Telling

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 30
ISBN: 13:1468134773
ISBN-10:1468134779
Price: $5.39 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

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How much information do you share with your employees/associates about the organization? Is it better to withhold certain data from those who do not have a "need to know?" In most companies, and even not-for-profits, the answers to those questions would be "Not much," and "Yes!" But does this make sense and is it the best strategy for a servant leader?

In Truth Telling, John Sullivan argues that sharing vital information about the organization with those most impacted by the success of the enterprise, i.e., your employees or members, is not only necessary but vital to the long-term growth and maturity of the organization.

In this monograph, you will be challenged to examine your own leadership style while learning the principles of Open Book Management and its application for servant leaders.

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Details, Details, Details

Details, Details, Details

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 34
ISBN: 13:978-1468116359
ISBN-10:1468116355
Price: $5.99 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

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The second monograph in a series which addresses the most common leadership challenges in organizations today. To micromanage or not to micromanage? that is the question. This is an issue that many leaders struggle with. In Details, Details, Details, John Sullivan examines the reasons why some leaders involve themselves directly in the smallest decisions within their organizations. But is this an appropriate behavior for a servant leader?

Sullivan argues that a servant leader assumes a position of trust with and toward his followers and works to develop each person to his full capacity. That requires the delegation of tasks and responsibilities, including leadership responsibilities, from the senior leader to subordinate leaders. Leaders who will not or cannot delegate are fundamentally insecure. As a result, the work may get done but subordinate leaders are not developed.

Effective delegation, creating metrics to measure progress, and using teams in decision-making result in innovative organizations that grow and thrive while developing new servant leaders.

Also available from the publisher, CreateSpace, or you can order at Amazon.com, and other on-line bookstores.

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My Betrayer Is At Hand

My Betrayer Is At Hand

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 36
ISBN: 13:978-1468089653
ISBN-10:146828965X
Price: $5.99 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

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The first in a series of monographs for servant leaders on difficult leadership challenges common to all types of organizations. Using historical, personal and Biblical examples, My Betrayer examines betrayal by the leader, betrayal by a follower, and perceived betrayal and how to turn betrayal into an opportunity for growth.

Trust is essential for people living or working together-whether in a family, a business, or a church. It is often the breakdown of trust that, like a cancer, eats the heart out of organizations. Betrayal is a deliberate breaking of trust and one of the most hurtful actions that one person can inflict upon another. This is especially true when it involves a loved one or close associate.

My Betrayer will teach you the steps to take when you encounter betrayal, especially when it comes from a loved one, and how to turn from crippling emotional pain to victory through forgiveness.

Also available from the publisher, CreateSpace, or you can order at Amazon.com, and other on-line bookstores.

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Seven Virtues: The Adventures of John Mouse

Seven Virtues: The Adventures of John Mouse

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback with full color illustrations
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 100
ISBN: 978-1-61215-379-7
Price: $24.99 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

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Also availabe from the publisher, Xulon Press, or you can order at Amazon.com or other online book stores. 

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This is a book about character development. Young people today are faced with a deluge of what many adults would consider to be negative role models whether in professional sports, the movie industry or music. Who will young people follow and try to emulate? Who will mold their character?

In Seven Virtues, John Sullivan argues that the "world" has it all wrong! A "real" man or woman is not one who aggressively guards his own "rights" and privileges, who seeks his own good even at the expense of others, who is out to maximize his wealth, worldly enjoyment and pleasure, and is always ready to challenge anyone who gets in his or her way. Rather these character traits lead only to disappointment, discouragement, depression and poverty.

Sullivan shows us a better way through the character traits displayed by Jesus. Emphasizing the traits of kindness, generosity, humility, faithfulness, loyalty, courage and integrity through stories which challenge a small mouse (who lives in a typically human culture) to high adventure, the author crafts stories that will delight and instruct young people while building lasting positive character traits.

These stories will be enjoyed by youngsters and teens while teaching them how to live their lives to achieve happiness in this life and in the life to come.

Servant First! Leadership for the New Millennium

Servant First! Leadership for the New Millennium

By John J. Sullivan Format: Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8.5, Pages: 260
ISBN: 1-594672-27-X
Price: $15.99 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

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Also availabe from the publisher, Xulon Press, or you can order from Amazon.com or other online book stores.

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Entering the new millennium, men and women across the globe are crying out for a new type of leadership. The old command and control model is dead, and the search for a new approach has begun.

The author develops a practical leadership model based on a careful study of the teaching and practice of Jesus of Nazareth.  This upside-down leadership style puts the needs of the followers above those of the leader; promotes teamwork, individual dignity, and worth; and results in a synergy of purpose unachievable with the old leadership models.  Its application in today's organizations creates an environment in which people freely choose to create, innovate and strive for excellence.

The book begins with a review of traditional leadership theories and contrasts them with servant leadership. Sullivan shows how modern leadership approaches are molded by the servant-first style of Jesus.  The reader is left with a model for leading 21st-century organizations that will unleash the creativity of people working together to achieve common objectives.

Customer Reviews

"John Sullivan's book, Servant First! Leadership for the New Millennium, sets forth this optimistic alternative in a lucid and practical manner."  J. Thomas Wetstone D.Phil  (click here to read the complete review)

"As a result of my interest in the subject I have read a number of books on the subject of servanthood, or stewardship, and--in my opinion--John Sullivan's book is the best."  Thomas C. Roy III  (click here to read the complete review)

"I have been reading leadership books for some time and this one kept me reading every page and learning from John's rich background and insights. Detailed and practical. I loved it!"  Mark A. Beymer  (click here to read the complete review)

Now available in Africa! 

Servant First! has been printed in Nigeria for distribution throughout Africa at a greatly reduced price. If you are in Africa, contact us for details on how you can order the book.

Complete 40-hour Seminar

Complete 40-hour Seminar

On-Line Price $29.95
(save $10, regularly $39.95)

Complete 40-hour Seminar. The set consists of 5 CDs in a slimline case and a Small Group Discussion Guide. These are great for small groups, adult education classes, or home groups to study together. The Discussion Guide contains a set of questions for each teaching block. Groups or individuals may listen to the recording and then discuss the concepts presented using the Discussion Guide questions.  Click here to listen to the introduction.

Formatting Tips for Publishing a CreateSpace Book & Kindle eBook

Formatting Tips for Publishing a CreateSpace Book & Kindle eBook

By John J. Sullivan
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 40
ISBN: 13:978-1470021764
ISBN-10:1470021765
Price: $5.99 (all copies ordered here are signed by the author)

Read about the author at https://www.amazon.com/author/johnjsullivan

You've discovered CreateSpace and want to publish your first book. Congratulations! But how do you find out how to format your manuscript so that it will be accepted by the computers and, presumably, human editors at CreateSpace. Well you can pay a professional to format the book for you. Or, you can read this book and do it yourself.

Written in plain, understandable terms by a nontechie, Formatting Tips gives you a step-by-step guide to preparing your masterpiece from the cover to the last page--and everything in-between. After publishing the physical book with CreateSpace, the author shows you how to reformat your manuscript to become an ebook with Kindle Direct.

You do not need a IT background or software expertise to use this guide and when you publish your first book you can say, "I did it myself!"

Also available from the publisher, CreateSpace, or you can order at  Amazon.com, and other on-line bookstores.

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