Life is tough: full of challenges, disappointments, failures, and losses. Yet it is also rewarding, with triumphs, milestones, close family relationships, and friends making it all worthwhile. The task of leaders is to remind people of life's upside by bringing out their best and helping them avoid getting sidetracked by inevitable setbacks.
Lead with Love will help leaders appreciate how they can inspire others by reaching out to them with caring and sensitivity. Demonstrating this kind of positive attitude will stimulate followers to achieve, create, and bless the world with their gifts and talents. Yet leaders have a bigger task than just sharing a laugh or acting as the office cheerleader. They must also challenge others to reach for their full potential, or confront them when they make bad choices.
In his foreword to the book, ESPN football analyst Dan Orlovsky notes that leading is a continuing, ever-changing challenge. As he puts it, leading is no simple walk in the park, twenty-five yard chip shot field goal, or cruise down interstate, but a no-holds barred, complex, often mysterious challenge.
"Chances are you have read other devotionals or reflections on how to survive life's maze," Orlovsky says. "But this one is different. Lead with Love is a fantastic resource, one that will fit into your busy days at a pace suited for twenty-first century life. It will help equip you for the days, weeks, and months ahead."
Leading is a universal challenge. In some way, everyone is a leader. It can be a team, a family, a child, a mentee, or a small group. The words people speak, the actions they take, and the thoughts they think will ultimately be communicated to others. This leaves leaders with a clear choice—use this power in loving ways or employ it negatively through harmful words or actions that can destroy more effectively than bombs or bullets.
The short, concise meditations in these 40 devotionals are shaped around the themes of purpose, passion, perseverance, and perspective. They will help readers to contemplate how their words, actions, and thoughts affect others. And, create a desire to encourage others to reach for the stars instead of settling for below average. Author Brian Catanella writes from a well-rounded background of business expertise, community service, and coaching abilities that enable him to distill life's daily events into meaningful, teachable moments. Lead with Love is designed for a twenty-first century audience that wants to transform the world.