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Download LEAD . . . For God's Sake!: A parable for finding the heart of leadership Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Todd G. Gongwer Narrator: Brandon Batchelar Publisher: Oasis Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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A captivating story that will help you find your purpose and leadership in life. Although he's one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Kentucky's history, Steve Rocker, for the first time in his life, is falling short of expectations. His players have lost their will to win, their love for their teammates, and their passion to play. Coach Rocker's motivational methods that have always worked before - and have resulted in his success - are now failing, and he doesn't know why. Struggling to understand what's happening, Coach seeks the counsel of one of his most successful friends, CEO Grant Steffin, who, while fighting his own battles, offers advice based on his own leadership experiences. Coach Rocker also stumbles upon some unexpected insight from - of all people - Joe Taylor, the high school janitor. As Coach's season spirals downward, and as he continues to interact with these two intriguing men, the why questions become louder and louder in his head. Why does he do what he does? Or for that matter, why does he even exist? These questions eventually push him to go deeper into his own heart than he ever imagined possible to determine his purpose not only in leadership but also in life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jake | 9/6/2013

    " Gongwer says a lot of good things about leadership and what it demands. Do not, however, turn to this for a literary experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen Hamilton | 8/25/2013

    " Good reminding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 3/1/2013

    " Excellent book that will change your life whether you are a coach, christian leader, or father. Great message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/27/2013

    " This is an awesome book. It makes you look deeply into your life. Great for a coach or any leader. It is a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clint Profit | 2/23/2013

    " This book is must for every coach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 1/22/2013

    " Excellent book, I highly recommend this for everyone. We don't realize that we all lead in some capacity and influence and responsibility will dictate how well we do it. This book really gives an excellent practical application on how to lead responsibly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger Crowe | 7/7/2012

    " Very good read. It was highly recommended and I enjoyed so much that I obtained a copy for each coach on our staff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet Jonas | 7/3/2012

    " Good parable and message, if a bit pedestrian. P 216-217 distill the main message. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teresa | 5/16/2012

    " Leadership advice for the totally clueless! Perhaps good for people who are totally out of touch with their feelings and the feelings of others. Of course, if they are that clueless--will they even take any of the advice found here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 1/29/2012

    " Great story that emphasizes the importance of relationships in life. Without a heart, leadership is simply buying people off or beating them into submission, neither of which is leadership at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/4/2012

    " I have to keep telling myself that this is a parable, and so the plotline shouldn't be expected to ring true. I thought the ideas about leadership and how to do it by the heart were good. The conversations just seemed fake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy Pedersen | 12/15/2011

    " awesome enjoyable "parable"... i read in about 3 hrs today as i could not put it down...much to ponder about purpose and servant leadership in today's world... "

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About the Author

Todd G. Gongwer has spent nearly twenty years developing his expertise in leadership, team, and cultural dynamics. He has held executive level positions in companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to public entities. He also served as an assistant college basketball coach for over a decade. He lives in Indiana with his wife, Traci, and his two wonderful children, Kaden and Kira.

About the Narrator

Brandon Batchelar has recorded many audiobooks, including Domesticated Jesus, Four Cups, Fresh Air, God Listens, and others.