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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

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

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

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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Finding you heart to be better

A great story about what is really important. The roads we walk in life and the meaning of what success really is. It reviews methods of leadership I have found and used in the past adding to them and allowing for greater growth of thought. A must read for young leaders.

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Opened my eyes...

Great storyline and very thought provoking. Must read for coaches, managers and leaders of all entities.

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life changing

loved it! must read to grow in your leadership roll !
put God in the center of everything in life.

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  • A. Z.
  • Tacoma, WA
  • 08-12-18

amazing

great example that applies to anyone who is seeking a way to be a better person.

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Well written and thought provoking

This was a great thought provoking book that really helped me take a step back and look at the priorities in my life professionally, and personally. It is a simple yet effective story line that really drives the point home.
I recommend this to anyone who wants to refocus their priorities and get a better grasp on life.

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So heartfelt

This book is amazing in helping you understand your purpose in life and how to truly build relationships.

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Excellent

Well crafted story, good message. Can be applied to all parts of life. I recommend it.