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Summoned to lead
Sweet, Leonard I.
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Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, [2004]

Physical Description:
192 pages ; cm
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BV4597.53.L43 S94 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Leadership Re-VisionedCast a vision, set a strategy, rally the troops, and take the hill-you don't need another book to rehash the well-worn principles of modern leadership. But if you're looking for something different, something that . . . approaches leadership as an art as well as a scienceinspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren't born leaderschallenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities. . . then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. It's one you hear if your ears are open, and it could summon you at any time. When you respond, the puzzle pieces of who you are will fit together into a leader others follow because you've answered a call, not trained for a position. "The church has it all wrong. It is trying to train leaders. Instead, it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack."Leaders don't see a vision, says Sweet, they hear one. "Sound becomes sight. Leaders hear life."For a sonogram of "acoustic leadership," Sweet takes us inside the incredible account of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the celebrated polar explorer who led his entire crew of twenty-seven from disaster in the Antarctic to safety. Called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none," Shackleton objectifies the goals of Sweet's own exploration in search of wisdom for today and tomorrow's truly compelling, voice-activated leaders.Right now, you may be leading many people or just yourself. But who knows what tomorrow-or a minute from now-will call forth in you. Are your ears open?

Author Notes

Leonard Sweet holds the E. Stanley Jones chair at Drew University. Founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries, he also serves as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Fox University and is the chief writer for

Table of Contents

Introduction: UltraSound: The Era of the Earp. 11
Chapter 1 The Power of Voice: Finding Your Personal Sound Trackp. 31
Shackleton Modulations
Chapter 2 Lend an Ear: Hear a Vision, See the Soundp. 55
Shackleton Modulations
In Tune
The Magic of Music
Chapter 3 I Hear You: Hire Good Vibrations and Tune Your Teamp. 75
Shackleton Modulations
Reading Souls
Taking Risks
Building a Team
Chapter 4 Surround Sound: A Song for Everyone to Singp. 103
Shackleton Modulations
A Bold Mission
Chapter 5 What Big Ears You Have! Sound Checks and Sounding-Boardsp. 117
Shackleton Modulations
The Texts
The People
Clear Communication
Learning from the Past
Chapter 6 All Ears: Wait for the Resonant State and Listen to Your Inner Voicep. 143
Shackleton Modulations
Keeping Sharp
Supreme Intuition
Waiting for the Resonant State
A Fourth Presence
Chapter 7 In One Ear, Out the Other: Monitor the Background Noise and Unleash Creativityp. 159
Shackleton Modulations
Ready for the Future
Sorting through the Noise
Chapter 8 Modulate: Preparedness over Planningp. 175
Shackleton Modulations
Love for His Crew