Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church
January 2013, Jossey-Bass
Just Lead! provides practical leadership help for women to develop skills to lead themselves and others with the character, confidence and authenticity of a godly woman. The book shows what holds women back and then focuses the skills women need to lead others effectively. Using this hands-on, practical resource will inspire women leaders in the church to use its ideas to gain strength and lead well.
- Helps women successfully navigate the transitions necessary to lead well in church and ministry settings
- Offers women a practical guide for breaking the "stained-glass window" and becoming effective leaders
- Addresses leadership issues such as leading mixed gender teams, earning and giving respect, and navigating through relational landmines
Just Lead! challenges women to embrace their identity as leaders and equips them with the skills they need to lead others well.
About the Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series xi
Foreword, Mark Batterson xiii
Introduction: Humble Beginnings and Big Lessons 1
1 ONLY THE LONELY 11
2 I’M NOT AFRAID 23
3 THE MONSTER YOU ARE AVOIDING 35
4 YOU’RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT 47
5 GROWING PAINS 59
6 MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY! 71
7 GO BIG OR GO HOME 85
8 LEADING MEN 97
9 OVERCOMING THE COMMUNICATION BARRIER 115
10 PUT THE BOXING GLOVES DOWN 131
11 ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS 143
About the Authors 165
Sherry Surratt is CEO of MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), an organization that equips and encourages moms and leaders. Prior to this she was a director of innovation at Leadership Network, where she led church teams in implementing fresh ideas in ministry and served as a pastor on staff at Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Jenni Catron is executive director of Cross Point, a megachurch in Nashville, Tennessee, and founder of Cultivate Her, an organization dedicated to connecting, engaging, and inspiring young women leaders.