Help! I'm in Charge: Stuff Leadership Experts Didn't Tell You
by Rod Loy
Do you ever wonder what you don’t know about leadership? Who might be a challenge to work with?
What could cause your ministry to
go away? Questions like these can be overwhelming. That's why Pastor Rod Loy shares both
practical answers and personal stories on
helpful leadership stuff like—
- The only sure thing is the unexpected
- Why leadership ability alone isn’t enough
- How you won’t get very far if people don’t like you
- Leading secure and insecure people, and
- Coping with the pressure of being in charge
Loy lays out his godly wisdom in 10 easy-to-read chapters. He gives practical, real-life
examples, and backs up his advice with
applicable examples from the Bible. Here’s a brief look at what you can expect from this
Chapter 1: Are You Willing to Pay the Price?
Loy explains that your rewards are in proportion to the price you’re willing to pay, not just
according to your ability. And, the price you
pay is more important than the talent you possess.
Chapter 2: The One Thing You Can Expect Is the Unexpected
Acquire the skills to handle the unexpected. Your response to the unexpected reveals your
maturity, your level of trust in God, and your
ability to help others when they encounter a storm.
Chapter 3: We All Make Monumental Mistakes
Discover how to handle forgetfulness, a bad attitude, violation of core values and Scripture,
financial mistakes, and more. Learn to
identify ways we mismanage our mistakes and how to correct them.
Chapter 4: Unresolved Conflict Never Solved Anything
Gain common sense solutions for managing and resolving conflicts of all kinds.
Chapter 5: Your Ability Won’t Get You Far If People Don’t Like You
Find 10 crucial differences between secure and insecure leaders.
Chapter 6: A Leader Leads Everybody, Not Just a Select Group
Benefit from the 9 techniques that bring out the best in insecure people, and 10 ways to bring
out the best in secure people.
Chapter 7: Don’t Go into the Pool without a Lifeguard
Accountability is paramount. Recognize the things we do to avoid accountability and how to
remedy these destructive instincts. Put into
practice the 7 helpful tips for choosing an accountability partner.
Chapter 8: You Can Respond Stupidly or Wisely to Criticism and Correction
Learn to recognize the difference between criticism and correction. Discover 20 ways to wisely
respond to both.
Chapter 9: Everyone Wants to Be Treated with Respect
Recognize the difference between “inclusive” and “exclusive” leaders, and why “inclusive” is
always more successful. You’ll find 16 tell-
Chapter 10: Great Leaders Are Willing to Sacrifice Their Rights
Determine to give up: the right to be a jerk, the right to lose control, the right to have
things the way you want them, the right to demand
attention, and 6 other rights we need to be willing to set aside.
Being a great leader may not be easy, but with the encouragement and advice in Help! I’m in
, you can
lead—and succeed—with confidence.