GUIDE – Building the Team. Setting the Direction. Fulfilling the Mission.
By Jay R. Desko, Ph.D. & David A. Marks, D.Min., 2018
Most leaders, in moments of transparency, reveal both their passion for making a difference in the lives of others as well as the challenges they experience along the journey – defining a vision, building a team, leading change, and implementing priorities. Welcome to Leadership. You are not alone! Leadership is energizing, yet hard work! And it is better done with a guide that can help you avoid the pain and see greater accomplishment. This book will guide you as you navigate the challenges common to leading.
Understanding Your Natural Leadership Style
Building Effective Teams
Building Effective Boards
Organizational Vision & Momentum
Planning: The Art of Assessment
Creating a Healthy Planning Environment
Making Wise Decisions and Avoiding Common Mistakes
Smart Change Leadership
Avoiding Mistakes During Staff Transitions
FIT – Improving the Leadership Health of Yourself and Others: Revised Edition
By Jay R. Desko, Ph.D. & David A. Marks, D.Min., 2019
Becoming a fit leader doesn’t happen by accident. But once you become a healthy and effective leader, it is easy to slide into bad habits. Before you know it, you’re back down to lifting five pounds when your team members need you to be lifting 50! This book will help you get your leadership back into shape by focusing on your health and your team’s health.
Cultivating Trust in Your Organization
Making Relational Glue (Emotional Intelligence)
Leaders Behaving Badly
What Employees and Leaders Need from Each Other
CHECK – Practical Checklists For Leaders
By Jay R. Desko, Ph.D. & David A. Marks, D.Min., 2013
Sometimes simple is not only good…it’s right. As leaders, a simple checklist can help us identify what needs to be done, remind us to do it, and ensure that it gets done. These steps are important if we want others to have confidence that we know what we are doing, and we do what we say. Just like a pilot who has logged millions of miles has to complete a preflight checklist, so a leader should consult a pertinent checklist before making an important decision. This book is designed to help you do this.