An Interview with Max Lucado About His New Book, Grace

In my thirty-plus year career in publishing, I have had the privilege of working with a number of amazing authors. One of those is my friend, Max Lucado.

In twenty-five years of writing, Max has sold more than 80 million books. His new book, Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine, was published by Thomas Nelson last month.

How to Lead a More Balanced Life

This is a guest post by Todd Stocker. He is the Executive Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson, Wisconsin. You can read his blog or follow him on Twitter.

My backside aches this morning. Forty miles of riding a bike with a well worn seat will do that to you. But this pain is nothing compared to what almost happened yesterday.

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Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/TommL

As Kellie and I ventured through the countryside on our twenty-one speeds, we experienced a pain that many people experience in their own personal lives and don’t even know it. Here’s what happened and how it relates to you.

#029: 7 Rules for More Effective Slide Presentations [Podcast]

Whether you are a professional speaker or someone who only makes the occasional presentation, you could be more effective with better slides. In this podcast, I share my seven rules for better presentations.

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Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Arand

I have sat through hundreds of slide presentations, maybe thousands. Some of them were stunning; most of them mind-numbing. I will also share with you from my experience as a professional speaker, who doesn’t have it all figured out but who is committed to never-ending improvement.

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How to Retrieve What You’ve Read—Almost Instantly

This is a guest post by Dwayne Morris. He is the author of The Outrageous Life, a speaker and consultant, who also serves on the staff of his local church. You can read his blog or follow him on Twitter.

“Readers are leaders and leaders are readers.” I can remember when and where I heard that phrase for the first time. It was at a Campus Crusade meeting on a Thursday night in Hardin Hall on the campus of Clemson University.

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I’m not sure why those words are burned into my mind, but this quote took my leadership to the next level. Soon after, I started soaking up anything I could find on the topic of leadership.

In this backstage interview at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012, I asked Andy Stanley about making better choices in the context of uncertainty. I asked him about how he personally does this and what he has learned over the years. We also discussed his new book, Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend.

This would be another great interview to watch with your team, take notes, and then discuss.

Never Waste a Good Fiasco

This is a guest post by Tyler Ellis. He serves on staff with Newark Church of Christ as a Campus Minister at the University of Delaware. He is also author of the upcoming book, Questions Everything. You can read his blog and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Fiascos are inescapable. A change of circumstance. A wild goose chase. An obstacle that thwarts what you had envisioned.

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  • Flights get delayed.
  • Guest speakers cancel.
  • Donors drop support.
  • The flu comes around.
  • Equipment breaks down.

“What It Really Takes to Get Published”
by Jeff Goins

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This is an interview I did with my friend, Jeff Goins. He interviewed me about what it really takes to get published. We also discussed my new audio course, Get Published, and why every entrepreneur should consider writing a book.

In this backstage interview at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012, I asked Patrick M. Lencioni about corporate culture and how leaders can use it to drive performance. His new book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business, is focused on this topic.

This would be a great interview to watch with your team, take notes, and then discuss. There are few things more important than intentionally creating your organization’s culture.