The Life-Giving Leader
Learning to Lead from Your Truest Self
Sep 18, 2018 | 208 Pages
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Sep 18, 2018 | 208 Pages
About The Life-Giving Leader
With clear biblical teaching and personal accounts, Tyler Reagin not only demonstrates the necessity of life-giving leadership, but also provides the steps you'll need to begin knowing and leading from your truest self. From his experiences in high-impact leadership roles at some of our nation's largest churches and ministries, Reagin has learned firsthand the importance of identity-based leadership. His desire is to help each reader become an empowered, confident leader that brings life and vibrancy to every room they enter. Whether you've got the corner office or you're just getting started, Reagin gives you the tools you need to become an impactful and unique influencer right where you are!
“Tyler is a good friend of mine. He doesn’t just think like a leader; he lives like one. He dropped everything to drive an hour and be at my side, simply because he knew I needed a friend. When he arrived, he didn’t tell me what to do but instead reminded me of who I am. This is what great leaders do—it’s what this book is about, and it’s written by a guy who services what he sells.”
—Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does and Everybody, Always
“This book will absolutely set your soul on fire to become the most authentic, determined, and impactful leader you can be. If you need a fresh wind or are simply looking for a dynamic leadership resource, you should read The Life-Giving Leader.”
—Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
“Fresh. Important. Helpful. Whether you’re guiding one person or a massive organization, leadership can be a heavy load. When we try to take the responsibility of carrying all that weight ourselves, we’ll eventually be crushed under it or burned out by it. In The Life-Giving Leader, Tyler Reagin affirms God’s design for leaders by removing undue burdens and pointing you to the essentials that will multiply your impact. You’ll be relieved to know that this resource won’t give you another checklist to accomplish. Rather, it will give you a deep breath of the fresh air from God’s Word. It will shift your focus back to His sufficiency to carry out the good work that He began in you. As you consider resources to help you become a better and more whole leader, I hope you’ll add this one to your short list.”
—Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church and founder of Passion Conferences
“In my many years of interacting with leaders, I have yet to see a person who understands the dynamics of leadership better than Tyler Reagin. He exemplifies the love of Jesus perfectly. His wisdom and useful applications will allow readers to shatter outdated paradigms and rebuild their philosophy about leadership. Readers must make time to absorb Tyler’s knowledge and immediately apply it to their lives.”
—Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech basketball coach
“The Life-Giving Leader is more than a book; it’s a powerful blueprint that shows us how to truly lead as God calls us to—so that we can positively influence others and the world. Trust me, this is not just another leadership book. Tyler shows us how to lead with true power so we can energize, encourage, inspire, and give life to others. I guarantee it will be one of the most powerful leadership books you’ll read this year.”
—Jon Gordon, best-selling author of The Power of Positive Leadership
“The Life-Giving Leader is the book we have all been waiting for! Tyler offers inspiring, thought-provoking, and powerful lessons in unlocking the truest and best version of yourself! This is a must-read.”
—DeVon Franklin, producer and New York Times best-selling author
“Tyler, a passionate lover of Jesus, has focused his life on nurturing the potential within others. He is also an extraordinary example of servant leadership, possessing personal understanding of the cost and value of the leadership journey. The Life-Giving Leader is a thought-provoking rendering of Tyler’s unique insights into what it means to be a life-giving leader who lives for a purpose far beyond self. To quote Tyler: ‘The pursuit of life-giving leadership begins and ends with Jesus.’”
—Brian Houston, global senior pastor of Hillsong Church
“I can’t think of a better person to write on life-giving leadership than Tyler Reagin. His approach to leading the people around us is not only refreshing, but it is also Jesus’s model. And when we lead with God, instead of for God, we can step back and let Him go crazy through us.”
—Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove, and founder and visionary of the IF:Gathering
“There are two kinds of people in this world. There are those who walk into a room and say, ‘Here I am!’ And there are those who walk into a room and say, ‘There you are!’ In this important and timely book, my friend Tyler will teach you how to become the kind of leader who notices and enhances the lives of those around you. You’ll see how new levels of usefulness in your own life are unlocked in the process. The upside-down secret that will change everything is that giving, not keeping, is the key to receiving.”
—Levi Lusko, author of I Declare War: Four Keys to Winning the War with Yourself
“We are all called to step into our God-given destiny, but we often get distracted trying to lead like everyone else—rather than being the leader God uniquely designed us to be. In The Life-Giving Leader, Tyler shares practical leadership principles that will equip you to stay laser focused on the plan God has for your life as a leader.”
—Christine Caine, best-selling author and founder of A21 and Propel Women
“When Tyler told me he was writing a book on leadership, I instantly thought, Yup—makes perfect sense. Tyler’s life-giving leadership is real, tested, and replicable because he’s truly a builder. He builds people who build the church that Jesus is building. Tyler is the real deal—no one talks it, walks it, and lives it like he does.”
—Judah Smith, lead pastor of Churchome and New York Times best-selling author of Jesus Is _____.
About Tyler ReaginTYLER REAGIN is the president of Catalyst, a leadership development organization that exists to unify and equip leaders who love the Church through resources and experiential events. Through live events, weekly podcast, digital resources and a community-building app, the Catalyst team connects with over 100,000 leaders from around the world. Prior to Catalyst, Reagin served for seven years under the leadership of Andy Stanley as the Service Programming Director with North Point Ministries. He received his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and serves as a leadership coach for teams and organizations. He's been married to Carrie for over 16 years and has two boys Nate and Charlie. When he's not working, Tyler is hanging out with his friends and family on the golf course.
208 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Sep 18, 2018
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
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Sneak PeekRead the first chapter of The Life Giving Leader. The president of Catalyst Leader believes that the most impactful and most influential leaders are the ones who lead from who they truly are, not who they pretend or wish to be. With clear biblical teaching and personal accounts, Tyler Reagin not only demonstrates the necessity of life-giving leadership, but also provides the steps you'll need to begin knowing and leading from your truest self. From his experiences in high-impact leadership roles at some of our nation's largest churches and ministries, Reagin has learned firsthand the importance of identity-based leadership. His desire is to help each reader become an empowered, confident leader that brings life and vibrancy to every room they enter. Whether you've got the corner office or you're just getting started, Reagin gives you the tools you need to become an impactful and unique influencer right where you are!
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Tyler Reagin, President of Catalyst, Leads the Way to Becoming The Life-Giving Leader
“Live for yourself and you’ll have only yourself to show for yourself in the end. But when you give your life away—when you choose to breathe life into the people around you—you’ll not only add value to the lives of others, but you’ll make your life more valuable as well. Tyler summarizes it perfectly: When life flows, influence grows.” –Andy Stanley, North Point Ministries
Statistics indicate that more than 65 percent of working adults would choose a new boss over a pay increase.
That startling stat helped convince Tyler Reagin, president of Catalyst—a leadership development organization, that the world is hungrier than ever for authentic leaders who are operating from their unique God-given identities. In response, Reagin brings his perspective and passion to this mission-critical topic in his debut book, The Life-Giving Leader: Learning to Lead From Your Truest Self (September 18, 2018, WaterBrook).
"Life-Giving leaders carry the name of Jesus throughout communities and to the person standing next to them,” says Reagin. “They live out their calling with fulfillment and joy. They live to the fullest, just as Jesus implores us in John 10:10. How we lead affects people's lives and their faith. That's a short sentence with an eternal impact. The weight of our leadership rests on our shoulders, and we need to carry it well. This is why I refer to the leadership that God calls us to as ‘life-giving.’"
In The Life-Giving Leader, Reagin shares for the first time his point of view on a topic he is impassioned about: how leaders can give life and shape the faith of those they lead. Using personal stories and examples from Scripture, he offers guidance in four critical areas:
· Leading from your truest self
· Releasing the Life Giver within you
· Core behaviors of life-giving leaders
· How life-giving leaders change organizations
Reagin’s message is vital at every level of an organization. It is a game-changer for work environments and church cultures. With the voice of a coach and trusted mentor, Reagin provides thoughtful insight to questions every leader needs to answer:
· What does it mean to be called?
· How does my leadership impact other people’s faith journey?
· Do I possess the self-awareness needed to lead others?
· What does it mean to be humble?
· What is the legacy I am creating?
“I promise you, the principles Tyler writes about are practical, powerful, and time tested,” writes Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life Church, in the book’s foreword. “This book will push you, stretch you, and help you grow.”
Reagin leaves the reader with this important charge: “Go and lead as if people’s lives depend on your leadership, because they do.”
For more information, visit www.tylerreagin.com or www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tyler Reagin is the president of Catalyst, a leadership development organization that exists to unify and equip leaders who love the Church through resources and experiential events. Through live events, weekly podcasts, digital resources, and a community-building app, the Catalyst team connects with over 100,000 leaders from around the world. Prior to Catalyst, Reagin served for 7 years under the leadership of Andy Stanley as the service programming director with North Point Ministries. He received his master of divinity from Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary and serves as a leadership coach for teams and organizations. He and his wife, Carrie, have two boys, Nate and Charlie.
Instagram/Twitter: @tylerreagin Catalyst: www.catalystleader.com