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036 The One That Teaches You How to Lead When You’re Not In Charge

My guest today is one of the pastors of my church, Clay Scroggins.  Clay wrote a book called “How to Lead When You’re Not In Charge, Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority.”  The book is unique in several ways, it is the story of how he began to lead when he wasn’t in charge and, the reason that really caught my attention, it is a book written for all of us.  Not just the leaders who are already in charge.

The wisdom in this book will allow you to start taking charge of things that you may not even realize you are in charge of.  It will help you stand out and grab the attention of those who are in charge.  Simply put, this book will help you advance your position regardless of where you are in the organization.  As Clay says so very well, “you don’t have to have authority of something to be in charge of something.”  All of this being said, Clay is a pastor so there is some scripture in this book.  He draws reference from the bible to help explain his ideas.  If you don’t like that part, don’t let that bother you because the “nuggets of gold” you will find in this book are ones that I have never seen presented to an audience other than existing leaders.  Folk’s this book will help your career and your relationship with your boss!

Please enjoy my interview with: Clay Scroggins.

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Links Mentioned

Clay Scroggins online:

Clay Scroggins on LinkedIn:

North Point Community Church:

The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast:

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority:

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge Study Guide: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority:

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge Study Guide with DVD: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority:

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