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LEAD . . . For God's Sake! Audiobook

LEAD . . . For God's Sake!: A parable for finding the heart of leadership

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A captivating story that will help you find your purpose and leadership in life. Although he’s one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Kentucky’s history, Steve Rocker, for the first time in his life, is falling short of expectations. His players have lost their will to win, their love for their teammates, and their passion to play. Coach Rocker’s motivational methods that have always worked before - and have resulted in his success - are now failing, and he doesn’t know why. Struggling to understand what’s happening, Coach seeks the counsel of one of his most successful friends, CEO Grant Steffin, who, while fighting his own battles, offers advice based on his own leadership experiences. Coach Rocker also stumbles upon some unexpected insight from - of all people - Joe Taylor, the high school janitor. As Coach’s season spirals downward, and as he continues to interact with these two intriguing men, the why questions become louder and louder in his head. Why does he do what he does? Or for that matter, why does he even exist? These questions eventually push him to go deeper into his own heart than he ever imagined possible to determine his purpose not only in leadership but also in life.

©2011 Todd Gongwer (P)2011 Oasis Audio

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  • Kristopher
    Redondo Beach, CA, United States
    18/03/13
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    "Great Story. Less than powerful reading."

    I enjoyed this book a lot. It should be purchased and listened to. I have recommended it to a number of people already. That being said, I was completely underwhelmed with the narration. Honestly, I would not be excited to hear anything else read by Mr. Batchelar.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roger
    United States
    6/04/12
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    "Competitiveness to extreme. What is your purpose?"
    What did you love best about LEAD . . . For God's Sake!?

    Excessive passion and competitiveness whether in sports or in business has extreme negative consequences. This fictional audiobook, paints the picture vividly while also causing one to evaluate their purpose and what is really important in life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of LEAD . . . For God's Sake!?

    While winning is important, contrary to what some would want you to believe, it isn't everything. Faith, family, and relationships need to be part of true success and a fulfilled life.


    What does Brandon Batchelar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice at times carries strength that can verge on arrogance at just the right times that one would imagine would reflect that of a winning coach. At other appropriate times it reflects empathy and compassion. Well done for this listeners ears.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    At 64 years old, I feel that I have personally experienced and observed all aspects of the characters in the book. The book brilliantly has condensed a lifetime of learning into a short and very interesting read. I wish I could have learned those lessons a long time ago. That said, it's never to late to do the right thing(s).


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    Wauwaotsa, WI, United States
    19/12/11
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    "Good book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a very good leadership book. Not the normal style of dishing out information rather more of a life application. Highly recommended.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chris S.
    23/04/17
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    "Just awesome"

    A great book and one that I will listen to again and again. I HIGHLY recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Billdeb
    17/03/17
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    "Read or listen to, for God's sake"

    Wow!!! Life changing! This is a must read/listen to! No matter how "big and tough" you are, this book is guaranteed to make you cry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Time Reviewer
    11/03/17
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    "Post Modern Plagiarism"

    I did not like that Jesus was continuously quoted without specifically siting Him. Seemed embarrassed about the person behind the teaching. Spoke often about the importance of relationships with man and God without explaining the how or the Who. Not looking for a lesson in theology but way the author went out of his way to avoid the obvious is awkward. Predictable story also.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    21/01/17
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    "Life Changing"

    I'm a High School Baseball coach that has been called to lead young men to fully reach their potential, but without developing the relationships with, it is done without Purpose. This book is life changing and eye opening. An excellent look into true leadership that is far more than simple wins and losses, it's about Purpose and a Passion that fuels that Purpose. A must have for Any Coach or potential leader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • james e beasley
    2/01/17
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    "Amazing book!!!"

    This book is a game changer. If you want to be someone who impacts people's lives this is a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew Habuda
    11/11/16
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    "Exactly what I needed! So thankful!"

    This book has already had a major impact on my life. it is exactly what I needed and I will revisit often.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brent Bucey
    4/11/16
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    "Life changing experience."

    Now the real work begins, to live out the purpose we were made to live. I can't wait to get to work and begin leading others for their purpose.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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