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LEAD . . . For God's Sake!

A parable for finding the heart of leadership
Narrated by: Brandon Batchelar
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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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
  • 18-03-2013

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.

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  • Roger
  • 06-04-2012

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).

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  • Dan
  • 19-12-2011

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.

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  • Meme
  • 23-09-2020

It was great!! I would definitely recommend

The book was amazing I will definitely read it again. It open up my mind.

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  • Brandon
  • 29-06-2020

Awesome story and advice

This is a great book to read. It had such a wonderful story and ageless advice. Well written and well read.

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  • KMW
  • 15-01-2020

Absolutely Amazing!!!!❤️❤️

This is a must read!!! You will not be disappointed, so much emotion and heart in every word!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-2019

Great book that is relevant to many

Whether you are a parent, coach, or any line of work, this book has solid advice when it comes to leading others. I could relate to each character as the story unfolded. I too wish I could have read or listened to this book when our kids were younger. This book is an inspiration for those in leadership and nails the heart of leadership and how relationships are important.

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  • rev
  • 03-07-2019

AWESOME

Once you start reading, you you find it hard to put down. HIGHLY recommended. The ploy is great, but I must say, the outcome is rather predictable.

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  • jason carter
  • 16-06-2019

Surprising

This book was a required reading for my Master’s on leadership. I didn’t expect it to be a story type of book because most text books are non-fiction. Once I picked it up I could not put it down. All coaches and parents should read this book as a guide and reminder about how to teach living to young people.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-06-2019

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Only when you ask yourself Why am i or did i become or was i chosen to be a leader , will you begin to seek answers. On that journey , you will find what leadership means to you and begin leading from the heart.