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How to Lead When You're Not in Charge Audiobook

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority

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Publisher's Summary

In How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge, author and pastor Clay Scroggins explains what is needed to be a great leader—even when you answer to someone else. Drawing from biblical principles and his experience as a megachurch pastor, Clay will help you nurture your vision and cultivate influence, even when you lack authority in your organization. Every leader, young or old, resonates with the dead-end feeling of not being in charge. Too often the lack of authority paralyzes leaders, leaving them believing they must wait to be in charge until they can lead. One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don't buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority to lead. Because every road of leadership forks at the intersection of authority and influence, learning to cultivate influence without authority is foundational to navigating culture today.

©2017 Clay Scroggins (P)2017 Zondervan

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    Cori 08-29-17
    Cori 08-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Should be specified for teen audiences"

    This was well written and well performed, but so elementary I couldn't get past the first couple of hours.
    The summary I read beforehand failed to mention that the author was a pastor, and certainly didn't mention that the author had a background in youth ministry. The overall tone of the book was reminiscent of every other youth sermon that tries too hard to be relevant to pop-culture and entertain an audience that would rather be elsewhere. I downloaded the book by choice because the subject matter interests me, yet I only got about 20 minutes of value amidst two and a half hours of fluff before I had to turn it off.
    This book would be fine for high school students who have never actually taken leadership in anything. It's not the author's fault that the foreword and advertising were completely misleading.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    WONG 10-23-17
    WONG 10-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Worth a read"

    This book is funny and worth a read for people tired on reading normal type of book which teach people managerial skills

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    unknown 10-20-17
    unknown 10-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "food support"

    this is a great book. I love the fact that it also provides accountability to the reader. Going through a tough time at work and this Head Shed some good direction

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    M. Rutherford 10-18-17
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    "A must read for everyone"

    This should be required reading for everyone. It is not only challenging but freeing as well. It provides good encouragement and a solid action plan to move through each idea set forth. I enjoyed this book from cover to cover and, quite honestly, it couldn’t have been more timely.

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    Gentry 10-13-17
    Gentry 10-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth a 1 time read."

    He had some good things to say. You should take a few notes as you read so you can remember those few things because it's not really worth a 2nd read. All of his illustrations are from TV or movies so I don't consider them applicable to real life & they're not very deep.

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    William F. Mccann Old Bridge, NJ USA 10-11-17
    William F. Mccann Old Bridge, NJ USA 10-11-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Not much content"

    Strip out all the "God has a purpose for you" crap and there's not much left. I had a hard time slogging through all the preaching. If you're looking for a six hour sermon, then here's your book. if you want leadership tips, find the Spark notes.

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    alex 10-10-17
    alex 10-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great concept!"

    The author/narrator pushes his religion down your throat. I thought some parts and examples were great but it was very difficult getting through the book without Jesus this, Jesus that and while I’m in no way an atheist or have anything against religion the examples were often very much based on religion and not something to do with business which is why I picked this book up in the first place.

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    Maïkel Vandorpe Belgium 09-28-17
    Maïkel Vandorpe Belgium 09-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Too religious for my liking"

    In should have known it is a religious book but overlooked it somehow. If I look through the religious stuff, there is still plenty of good advise in this book.

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    Kurtis 09-27-17
    Kurtis 09-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic & inspiring"

    Clay gets it! He has walked the walk! Great book! A must read for everyone!

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    Greg E Helfrich 09-27-17 Member Since 2006
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    "Too much religion"

    I was hoping for a practical guide on leading without authority. The first chapter was ok and then went down a rabbit hole of religion that didn’t add to the explanation.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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