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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 2017

    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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    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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    Dawn 08-01-17
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    "Great book!!!"

    So many wonderful things to take away from this book. Highly recommend it to all.

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    Andy Thorne 07-19-17
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    "Amazingly insightful"

    I have, for many years, struggled in the same way the main character did when dealing with leadership. Once you find you reason and purpose for why you do what you do your entire world will change. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone, regardless of where you are in life.

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    Maria V 07-17-17
    Maria V 07-17-17
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    "Amazing and inspiring. Worth the purchase."

    This book is just what I was looking for. something to inspire, uplift, make me think and take action in my life. I never get tired of the support and every time I listen to it, I learn something different that I didn't hear before.

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    Ed Live Oak, FL, United States 06-25-17
    Ed Live Oak, FL, United States 06-25-17 Member Since 2006
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    "a life changing story."

    Not what I was expecting. The story is well thought out and very impactful. It will really make you think.

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    robert j exley pierre part, LA, US 05-31-17
    robert j exley pierre part, LA, US 05-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A deeper sense of knowing......"

    This book really grabbed me. It will have you assess how you are leading your family and Friends, your business associates. are you leading with your heart and is God at the center of everything in your life. are you living God's purpose for your life or yours. fantastic Read.... I'm going to study this book

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    steven robbins 05-04-17
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    "A relevant story that speaks life!"

    Captures the pressures of this life and offers the reader hope and a different choice.

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    Jamie 04-27-17
    Jamie 04-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This is a must read"

    This book is one of the best I have ever listen to I could not stop listening and have change my heart my thoughts and came just at a time I needed it

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