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LEAD . . . For God's Sake! Audiobook

LEAD . . . For God's Sake!: A parable for finding the heart of leadership

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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.

©2011 Todd Gongwer (P)2011 Oasis Audio

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    Kristopher Redondo Beach, CA, United States 03-18-13
    Kristopher Redondo Beach, CA, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story. Less than powerful reading."

    I enjoyed this book a lot. It should be purchased and listened to. I have recommended it to a number of people already. That being said, I was completely underwhelmed with the narration. Honestly, I would not be excited to hear anything else read by Mr. Batchelar.

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    Roger United States 04-06-12
    Roger United States 04-06-12 Member Since 2012

    Roger Laidig- Author of Finding Purpose and Joy, It's a Journey

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    "Competitiveness to extreme. What is your purpose?"
    What did you love best about LEAD . . . For God's Sake!?

    Excessive passion and competitiveness whether in sports or in business has extreme negative consequences. This fictional audiobook, paints the picture vividly while also causing one to evaluate their purpose and what is really important in life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of LEAD . . . For God's Sake!?

    While winning is important, contrary to what some would want you to believe, it isn't everything. Faith, family, and relationships need to be part of true success and a fulfilled life.


    What does Brandon Batchelar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice at times carries strength that can verge on arrogance at just the right times that one would imagine would reflect that of a winning coach. At other appropriate times it reflects empathy and compassion. Well done for this listeners ears.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    At 64 years old, I feel that I have personally experienced and observed all aspects of the characters in the book. The book brilliantly has condensed a lifetime of learning into a short and very interesting read. I wish I could have learned those lessons a long time ago. That said, it's never to late to do the right thing(s).


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    Dan Wauwaotsa, WI, United States 12-19-11
    Dan Wauwaotsa, WI, United States 12-19-11
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    "Good book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a very good leadership book. Not the normal style of dishing out information rather more of a life application. Highly recommended.


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    Matthew Habuda 11-11-16
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    "Exactly what I needed! So thankful!"

    This book has already had a major impact on my life. it is exactly what I needed and I will revisit often.

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    Brent Bucey 11-04-16
    Brent Bucey 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Life changing experience."

    Now the real work begins, to live out the purpose we were made to live. I can't wait to get to work and begin leading others for their purpose.

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    Leonard Cambridge 11-02-16
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    "Basic"
    Would you try another book from Todd G. Gongwer and/or Brandon Batchelar?

    I would steer clear of the author, mainly for his repetitive, and plump attempts at suspense, repeated injection of religious ideals that are non-exclusive to Christianity (but are marketed that way), and overall low quality of writing.


    What was most disappointing about Todd G. Gongwer’s story?

    I bought the physical copy of the book, read six pages, and had to get an audio book (yay free sign-up credits!). It is impossible to get through.


    Did LEAD . . . For God's Sake! inspire you to do anything?

    LEAD inspires compassion, leading by example, and mindfulness in human interactions.
    In that, it is a long-winded and needlessly lengthy parable.


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    Amazon Customer 10-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "this book will challenge your outlook as a leader
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    this book was pure gold! being a coach myself this made me take a look at how I approached everything. this book has helped me more than I could ever imagined great great great read!

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    HTS Studios LLC 10-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting"

    I bought the book as another leadership book and to learn a bit about the author who is speaking at an upcoming conference.

    I expected it to be the typical u rah rah book w 15 steps to success. Instead what found was an interesting, unfolding story that was at first painful and finally riveting.

    Interesting and exceptional.

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    Gearl 10-15-16
    Gearl 10-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Powerful Read"

    This book is powerful and very impactful. You don't have to be a leader for this book to connect with you. In essence it will encourage you to find your God given purpose.

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    Timothy W Tolley 09-27-16
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    "Life Changing"

    You will experience the spectrum of emotions as you take the journey through this book. A must read for all who aspire to lead. The message is woven through the tale of a team and its triumphs and struggles. Highly recommended! READ IT...For God's Sake! And Yours!!

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