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  • Change Has Changed

    $16.99

    The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said change is the only constant in life.

    But the world has experienced so much upheaval since January 2020 that change itself has changed! In business, the church, and nonprofits, leaders are being left in the dust as events and challenges speed by in a blur. The pace of change was accelerating before…but the pandemic pressed the pedal to the floor.

    “We’re at an inflection point,” says leadership architect and change strategist Sam Chand. “The way things were isn’t the way things will be.”

    In his new book Change Has Changed, Sam sets out to help leaders understand the evolving nature of change so that they can guide their organizations with wisdom and confidence.

    He examines three major shifts that he likens to three simultaneous earthquakes:

    *Our environment has changed. People are working from home, many businesses may never reopen, and the way we shop, handle health needs, and even go to church has changed.

    *We have changed. We’ve learned to live with rampant uncertainty and a raft full of nagging fears–but our bodies and our souls weren’t meant for this!

    *The people around ushave changed. They are frustrated, isolated, depressed, anxious, and angry. They just don’t feel safe.

    Sam tackles these and related issues head-on by offering lessons that will empower leaders to be ready for the next normal.

    “We used to talk about a new normal as if it’s the end point of change,” Sam explains, “but if we’ve learned anything in the past months, it’s that change is perpetual, and we need to anticipate the next one on the horizon.”

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  • No Pain No Gaines

    $26.99

    Chip Gaines likes to sweat.

    That’s been true ever since he was a little pint-sized hustler selling candy and Capri Suns down at the public tennis courts in northeast Texas. You’ve probably seen him sweat on his television show, Fixer Upper. Deep in his bones he has always known that hard work yields great results, even when there’s little observable evidence of it. On the cusp of launching into what might be the hardest work he and his wife, Joanna, have ever done-building a television network-Chip realized that he’s as proud of the man he’s become as what he’s achieved, and that man would not exist without his network of people.

    Call it a network, a community, a home team. We’ve all got one, including you. Today it might be made up of your family, your neighbors, the people you work with. But if you want a network that will pull you into a life of meaning, a life of joy and connection, you need to be intentional about choosing the people in it. People who are enlivened and electrified by the power of living according to their purpose, who are always in pursuit of lifelong learning, and who have a sincere belief that relationships are more than transactions. Chip Gaines has been building that kind of network his whole life, and he can tell you, it doesn’t come easy.

    To say it requires sweat equity would be an understatement. It requires faith in people. It requires hope. And it requires a willingness to grow even when it hurts. In No Pain, No Gaines, through hard-won lessons and personal stories, Chip will coach you on how to build a network of your own that will make your life richer than you’ve ever imagined.

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  • Harnessing The Power Of Tension

    $24.99

    The word tension comes from the Latin word tendere, which means “to stretch.” It’s not a bad thing to be stretched in our careers, our parenting, our ministries, or our leadership. Without tension, we become stagnant and stop growing. In fact, we might even say that tension is both inevitable and, in many cases, desirable in life and leadership.

    In Harnessing the Power of Tension: Stretched but Not Broken, international leadership consultant Sam Chand examines tension as it arises in and between the arenas of business, church, and family. The presence of tension isn’t a flaw in you or a threat from others. It’s not a problem to solve, but a strain to be used. When you develop this perspective and you encounter tension, you’ll be less confused and feel less guilty because you understand that tension isn’t the result of your error or flaw. You’ll experience less pressure to figure everything out and less compulsion to resolve it quickly and completely.

    When we accept tension as a reality of life, we gain confidence and mental clarity when we encounter it. Our focus isn’t on getting rid of tension, but using it to create something better than before. We don’t walk on eggshells, afraid to say the wrong thing. We learn when to speak up, when to ask questions, when to listen, and when to let things go. As we relax in the middle of tension, we see people and situations more clearly, and we invite our families and teams into the process of creatively using tension in life and leadership.

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  • Sequence To Success

    $16.99

    Every one of us gets anywhere in life due to three things: someone observes us, forms an opinion about us, and decides to give us an opportunity…or not. Likewise, we do the same thing with others. People have played this essential role in our lives, and we play it in the lives of those around us–and no matter how skilled we’ve become, we can play it even better.
    The sequence applies in business, the church, marriages, parenting, and friendships. We often assess others in the blink of an eye. We instinctively notice the look on someone’s face, the tone of voice, or the body language that’s consistent or different from the words being spoken. We react to our observation, but we seldom stop to analyze before we respond–it just happens, and it happens immediately: we observe and have an opinion, and based on what we’ve determined in that second, we either give the person an opportunity to engage with us or we close the door and remain guarded.

    The Sequence to Success: The Three O’s That Will Take You Anywhere in Life is a leadership book, but it’s not limited to corporate presidents, CEOs, and lead pastors; it’s for everyone who has a position of influence in another person’s life–and that includes all of us. In this book, Sam Chand brings our subconscious assumptions into the light. With more insight and confidence, you’ll make better decisions to advance the people around you…or perhaps show them the door. The principles also help you become more conscious that people are observing you and forming opinions about you that will open or close doors of opportunity.

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  • New Thinking New Future

    $24.99

    “Our thought processes are so familiar, so ingrained, that we can’t imagine thinking a new way. It’s like our minds are running antiquated software that’s slow, with lots of glitches, and is unproductive, but it’s all we’ve ever known. We need to upgrade the software in our heads!”–Sam Chand

    Some people thought they made Sam Chand “an offer he couldn’t refuse” when they invited him to speak at a two-day event overseas. After all, they were paying for first-class travel and accommodations for both Chand and his wife, plus throwing in a generous honorarium. But he didn’t jump at the opportunity. Chand was only interested in “the long-term, existential impact” on attendees. He asked, “Will every activity give me the opportunity to influence influencers? And can I be part of a leadership journey instead of just a leadership event?”
    Rather than monetary gain, Chand was interested in building relationships. He was thinking in a different way than they were.

    Chand notes that our perceptions and thinking patterns determine our emotions, values, and beliefs, influencing how we respond to people and events. Sometimes, we are not even aware of the reasons behind what we say and do because our responses may be ingrained from childhood.

    But Chand believes all of us can have New Thinking for a New Future. He has set out to help people move beyond specific goals and consider objectives and key results, challenge themselves, ask crucial questions, and “upgrade the software” in their heads. Through this book, Chand hopes to help others “think more deeply, more clearly, and more productively than ever before.”

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  • Communication IQ : A Proven Way To Influence, Lead, And Motivate People

    $27.99

    “By languages, in all their facets, we can live in peace or go to war. We sing songs in harmony, or shout insults in anger. We experience connection or disconnection. We work together in peace or in pain. The choice is ours.”–Anna Kendall
    Every so often, we meet people with whom we find it difficult to communicate. For one reason or another, we don’t seem to be on the same wavelength–it’s as if we’re speaking different languages. It’s frustrating when we try to discuss something with them or understand their point of view.
    The late renowned management consultant Peter Drucker claimed that 80 percent of all management problems were the result of faulty communication. Poor communication also causes strife in many relationships.
    Fred and Anna Kendall set out to discover how different people prefer to communicate and what methods they use to do so. The result is the Kendalls’ Life Languages program, which has been used successfully by tens of thousands of people around the world.

    In Communication I.Q., the Kendalls share information about three communication intelligence categories–kinetic/action, emotive/feeling, and cognitive/thinking–and the seven Life Languages–Mover, Doer, Influencer, Responder, Shaper, Producer, and Contemplator. Each Life Language has a filter through which one views life and communication, a need that provides feelings of acceptance and love when it’s met, a key character strength, a learning style, and other traits. The Kendalls’ goal is to empower people to learn how to use their Life Language to better communicate with others in their personal lives, their careers, and the world at large, while also gaining a greater self-awareness of their own strengths and passions.

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  • Living Forward : Plan Probado Para Llegar Al Lugar Deseado

    $12.99

    Todos tenemos una sola vida que vivir en la tierra. Lo que hacemos con ella es nuestra decision. La vivimos a la deriva como espectadores, reaccionando a nuestras circunstancias, y preguntandonos como llegamos al punto donde estamos? O la estamos dirigiendo, maximizando la alegria y el potencial de cada dia, viviendo con un proposito o una mision en la mente?

    Muchos de nosotros hacemos lo primero, y nuestras vidas se deslizan de nuestras manos un dia a la vez. Y si trataramos la vida como el regalo que es? Y si vivieramos cada dia como si fuera parte de un plan? Eso es lo que nos ensenan el autor de exitos de ventas del New York Times Michael Hyatt, y el coach ejecutivo Daniel Harkavy: a disenar de una vida con el final en mente, determinando de antemano los resultados que deseamos, y el camino para llegar alla. En esta guia paso por paso, ellos comparten principios basicos para ayudar al lector a crear un plan de vida efectivo para que pueda llegar a donde desea, en todas las areas de su vida.

    Each of us has but one life to live on this earth. What we do with it is our choice. Are we drifting through it as spectators, reacting to our circumstances when necessary and wondering just how we got to this point anyway? Or are we directing it, maximizing the joy and potential of every day, living with a purpose or mission in mind?

    Too many of us are doing the former–and our lives are slipping away one day at a time. But what if we treated life like the gift that it is? What if we lived each day as though it were part of a bigger picture, a plan? That’s what New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt and executive coach Daniel Harkavy show us how to do: to design a life with the end in mind, determining in advance the outcomes we desire and the path to get there. In this step-by-step guide, they share proven principles that help readers create a simple but effective life plan so they can get from where they are now to where they really want to be–in every area of life.

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  • True Wealth : How To Fulfill Your Dreams Without Losing Your Soul

    $24.99

    Mani Erfan grew up in Iran as a faithful Shiite Muslim, but with the help of his father’s courageous actions, he avoided enrolling in the Iranian military and was given the opportunity to come to the United States instead. While studying at the University of Florida, Erfan gave his life to the Lord through a unique experience at a Christian businessman’s meeting. Within a few days of accepting Jesus as his Savior, unexpected money showed up in Erfan’s bank account, a court case was dropped, and he was reinstated at his job. Despite working at various companies that treated Erfan poorly, the Lord told him to stay put. In doing so, Erfan earned millions of dollars and learned importance of being obedient to the faithfulness of God. He then began a successful recycling company, funded by Muslims even though the sole purpose of his ministry was to preach Christianity to followers of Islam. God then told Erfan to quit his job and start a catalyst company, UNICAT. It was a risky endeavor and Erfan had to trust the Lord to carry his family through as he was trying to grow and launch his new business. Through the pages of True Wealth, Erfan expands upon what God has done in his life and he demonstrates the importance of obeying the voice of the Lord, even when you don’t understand why the Spirit is directing you to do something. Today, Erfan uses the wealth he has amassed in business to reach the Muslim world with the gospel through satellite TV and the Internet. He lives out the principle that, for Christian businesspeople, the goal of gaining wealth and market share is not to stockpile money for personal, frivolous use, but to use the income that God provides to impact the world for the kingdom of God.

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  • Inspired Career : Breathe New Life Into Your Job And Get Equipped Empowered

    $24.95

    Did you know you are a one of a kind individual with strengths, talents and unique experiences that can be leveraged at your workplace? Most people believe they are great but don’t always bring that greatness to work, and consequently, they tend to stagnate while others flourish and pass them up on the corporate ladder. There are things you can do today to increase your value within the company, and with increased value comes promotions, raises and a powerful sense of accomplishment. Executives from some of America’s top corporations are praising The Inspired Career as this year’s must-read book for the person who is not satisfied with their career and want more out of their vocation. This book will foster an internal drive to be, do and reach the peak in your work environment. Regardless of your position or tenure this book will help you hit the refresh button on your career. It will light a fire within you to be more fulfilled, effective and dare we say it? INSPIRED!

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  • Power Principles : The Benefits Of A Wisdom Driven Life

    $24.99

    It has been said that the primary difference between winners and losers is their perspective.

    The best chance of real success in business, in government, in the family, in our personal goals-in any realm of life-is to develop a perspective that will enhance and expand upon what we already bring to the table. That unique outlook is a wisdom-driven perspective. Such a viewpoint is rare today because we live in a society that is gorging on information and knowledge while starving for wisdom.

    As a businessman and civic leader, Dr. Dale Bronner has been in many challenging places where he has needed to study, test, and apply the principles of wisdom. With the insights he has gleaned in addressing the demands and opportunities of leadership, professional growth, and personal fulfillment, he has helped thousands learn how to realize their maximum capacities.

    We don’t really have a leadership problem, a financial problem, a relationship problem, or a problem with any other issue-we ultimately have a wisdom problem. Power Principles guides you into the countless benefits of the wisdom-driven life, demonstrating why wisdom is the “principle thing.”

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  • Purpose Passion Profits

    $16.99

    Inside this Book is a Proven Business Methodology for Building a Purpose-Driven, Passion-Fueled Profit Making Machine!

    During the years following her tenure as a Fortune 500 CFO, author and CPA, Julaine Smith discovered several key elements that must be present in highly successful business women who desire to achieve a level of significance beyond the normal business metrics. Inspired by her discovery, Julaine embarked on a quest to master and teach these principles to others.

    Purpose, Passion, Profits is a precise roadmap for building a for-profit company that is not only rewarding and profitable, but fully grounded in your life’s purpose. It is a proven methodology that is specifically designed for today’s business woman. However, woman or man, you’ll find yourself in its pages and emerge with a practical plan for unlocking your own massive potential and igniting your inner passion to build a purpose-inspired organization that will not only positively impact your bottom line, but your customers, employees and the world around you.

    This book turns the entire idea of wealth creation on its head and demonstrates that the choice between values and success is no choice at all. It is both a compelling call to action and a blueprint for discovering your own God-infused purpose and activating your inner passion which almost always results in you making more money than you ever thought possible.

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  • Leadership Awakening : Foundational Principles For Lasting Success

    $24.99

    Every leader wants to finish well, but sometimes the challenges and discouragements in life become too much to handle. Overwhelmed, we settle for less than God’s best.

    Whether you are just beginning your ministry journey or you are a seasoned veteran who is feeling tired, ineffective, or ready to quit…maybe it’s time for a Leadership Awakening!

    Your life can be marked by God’s goodness all the way to the finish line. Through the time-tested principles Doug Stringer lays out, you will discover how to…
    *Measure successful leadership God’s way
    *Overcome the oppositions godly leaders face
    *Display leadership traits that transform your family, workplace, church, and world
    *Equip yourself-and those you’re leading-to run the race and finish well
    *And much more!

    Don’t allow yourself to become a casualty on the battlefield of Christian leadership. You can have an impactful life and hear God’s beautiful words of affirmation at the end of your journey…”Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23).

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  • 8 Steps To Achieve Your Destiny

    $22.99

    Unforeseen problems.
    Unanticipated market changes.
    Unexpected organizational conflicts.

    No leader is immune to the shifting circumstances and events that can challenge or stymie their professional or organizational progress. Advance warning of these oncoming storms, together with adequate preparation, can mean the difference between disaster and success.

    Using a wealth of examples gleaned from today’s top organizations, Dr. Samuel Chand lays a solid foundation to prepare today’s leaders for the unavoidable difficulties. Whether you run a corporation, a non-profit organization, or a church, LadderShifts will provide insight into eight issues every leader must face.

    These include:
    *Getting the most out of people
    *Dealing with unexpected pains
    *Why it’s necessary for leaders to make friends with their plans
    *Ten tools for gaining new perspective
    *Discerning your essential priorities
    *Coping with changing passions
    *Why preparation is more important than planning
    *Exploring new possibilities

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  • Secrets Leaders Keep

    $24.95

    What Does It Take To Win Big In Business And Life?

    In this landmark book, AmyK Hutchens tackles the many issues that leaders face but are afraid to talk about. Through creative character monologues and provocative questions, AmyK masterfully exposes the innermost secrets and fears of today’s leaders. With gripping, dramatic and often hilarious stories, she might make you wonder if she’s writing about you! And yes, she is…sort of.

    Having worked closely with numerous leaders as a consultant and confidant, AmyK was privileged to witness the inner obstacles leaders face that can short-circuit success, and she understands how best to overcome them. It is by defining and discussing these secret roadblocks that the solutions become apparent and transformation can happen.

    AmyK’s unique story-telling approach reveals secrets that most leaders would not normally share – secrets about their politics, philosophies and perceptions. Secrets about who they are, how they play, why they lead in a certain way, and secrets about what prevents them from leading more effectively.

    Each story is a creative amalgamation representing themes and patterns AmyK witnessed while working with executives from hundreds of companies worldwide over the past twenty years.

    Underneath the title, the role, or the business jacket of a leader, is a human being struggling to figure it out – a leader with secrets. If you relate to one of these leaders’ struggles, triumphs or perspective, or even think, Hey, this is eerily me, that’s the point. Each story poses questions that as leaders we must ask and answer for ourselves. It is only when we have answered these questions and gained insight and clarity, that our learning can be applied with wisdom. And the world could really use your wisdom!

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  • Whos Holding Your Ladder

    $24.99

    Most organizational mistakes can be avoided, or certainly minimized, by understanding one principle: The most important decision you will ever make as a leader is selecting the leaders around you. The fact is, the people who have brought you this far, however well-meaning, may not be the right people to take you into the future. Who’s Holding Your Ladder? reminds us that the height of any visionary leader and the fulfillment of the vision are contingent on whoever is holding his or her ladder.

    In this book you will discover:
    *That without a ladder holder, you can climb only to a certain level.
    *That with the right ladder holders, you can go much higher.
    *That as organizational vision increases, the need for another type of ladder holder increases.
    *The essential qualities all first-rate ladder holders must possess.
    *The fact that leaders and managers both play critical roles; however, knowing the difference between these roles will lead to proper people placement.
    *How to turn ladder holders into ladder climbers.

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  • God Is At Work

    $18.99

    God Is at Work reveals an emerging missions movement, one in which Christians are meeting significant spiritual and economic needs in the developing world. Drawing on his years of experience as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Ken Eldred shares

    * What are sources of “spiritual capital” that can transform nations
    * How you can succeed in business and build God’s kingdom
    * How to start a business with a purpose
    * How “kingdom businesses” can transform people’s lives

    There is an important role for Christian business people in effecting real change in developing countries, and many are already taking up the mantle. They are pursuing Kingdom business, for-profit business ventures designed to facilitate the transformation of people and nations.
    Douglass North was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1993 for demonstrating that a nation’s economic performance depends on its prevailing belief system or culture. That’s because a society’s collective beliefs form the basis on which several “institutions” critical for economic success are built: formal rules, informal norms, and their enforcement characteristics. The implication for developing nations, says North, is that “both institutions and belief systems must change for successful reform.”

    Based on North’s work, it is not by chance that democratic capitalism flourished first and foremost in countries with a strong Judeo-Christian worldview. Scriptural principles include the equality of each person before the law, the sanctity of property rights, the ethical demand to be fair and compassionate employers, the injunction to work diligently and honestly, the grace to undertake new endeavors, and a hope for the future. A business environment characterized by heartfelt biblical morality will be far more successful than one that is characterized by dishonesty, disloyalty, distrust, and disorder. On the flip side, where these biblical values are not present, capitalism will fail to live up to its potential. Thus, economic transformation requires a spiritual transformation in which minds are renewed and new values are adopted.

    Learn why Christian business people are uniquely equipped to address poverty, a disease that afflicts many millions around the world. Discover the colorful two thousand-year history of business as a missions vehicle. Meet those engaged in exciting Kingdom business ventures today-even in areas mostly closed to the gospel. Get a vision for “transforming people and nations through business.”

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