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firstname.lastname@example.org LEADING THINGS YOU DIDN’T START
By Tyler Reagin
A WaterBrook Hardcover | On Sale 3/2/21 “Every leader must read Leading Things You Didn’t Start. While some have the chance to build from the ground up, most leaders find themselves inheriting organizations they didn’t start. My good friend Tyler Reagin will give you the tools you need to make healthy transitions, maximize your influence, and become great at leading things you didn’t create!”
, Hollywood producer and New York Times
bestselling author As a Leader, How Do You Step into Something You Didn’t Start?
This is a question high-impact leadership coach Tyler Reagin has asked himself. The reality is that most leaders are responsible for organizations, teams, and products they didn’t launch from the ground up. Reagin has seen from firsthand experience the immense need to address this mission-critical but often overlooked aspect of leadership: healthy transition for leaders who inherit teams, places, or platforms others created.
Reagin spent 20 years working in movements such as Catalyst and North Point Community Church, which were started by other high-profile leaders. Through his experiences, he’s developed tools to help leaders of existing teams and organizations shift from an initiator mindset to an inheritor mindset. In his new book, Leading Things You Didn’t Start: Winning Big When You Inherit People, Places, and Possibilities
(WaterBrook, March 2, 2021; Forward Foreword by Judah Smith), Reagin makes his hard-earned tools available to readers.
Whether taking over for someone who leads at the highest level or inheriting a failure that forced the previous leader out, Reagin helps readers identify questions and issues that lead the team to future success, such as:
· Where do I start?
· Whom can I trust to talk to?
· How long to wait before making changes?
Reagin provides the bold strategies leaders need in order to ask the right questions, motivate those new to their team, identify and attack the right problems, invest their energy in core systems, increase output, and bring out the best in themselves and those they lead.
“How to lead well in an inherited position might be one of the biggest issues organizations face,” writes Reagin. “It’s a two-faceted challenge: What do you do when you take over something? And how do you as a leader set up your team and organization for future transitions?” Leading Things You Didn’t Start
includes case studies with candid interviews from leaders in business, ministry, church, and athletics. In addition, the book offers a 30-day game to help leaders in the critical first month guide their new teams with a sense of direction and confidence.