How to Lead When You're Not in Charge
Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority
One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don't buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority to lead. With practical wisdom and humor, Clay Scroggins will help you nurture your vision and cultivate influence, even when you lack authority in your organization. And he will free you to become the great leader you want to be so you can make a difference right were you are. Even when you're not in charge.
Learn how to unleash your influence no matter what seat you’re in.
Authority is not a prerequisite for leadership. Too many people spend their lives waiting for the authority to lead, missing out on opportunities they will never get back. The truth is: great leaders don’t wait to be in charge to begin leading.
Author and pastor Clay Scroggins explains what is needed to be a great leader—even when you answer to someone else. In How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge, you will discover:
● The common identity traps that snag leaders
● How to approach ambition in healthy ways
● What you can learn from a less-than-stellar boss
● How to deal with a dead-end job—do you stay or do you go?
Clay shows leaders the importance of healthy self-leadership, how to choose positivity and think critically, and why great leaders must reject passivity. Whether you’re just getting started on your leadership journey or you’ve been at it for years, you’ll see why you don’t have to wait for a new title or promotion to start making a difference. How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge will show you how to lead right where you are—right now.
Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, providing visionary and directional leadership for the local church staff and congregation. Clay works for Andy Stanley and understands firsthand how to manage the tension of leading when you’re not in charge. Starting out as a facilities intern (a.k.a. vice president of nothing), he has worked his way through several organizational levels at North Point Ministries. Clay holds a degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech as well as a master’s degree and a doctorate with an emphasis in online church from Dallas Theological Seminary. He lives in Forsyth County, Georgia, with his wife, Jenny, and their four children.
“[How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge] will be one of the most, if not the most, pivotal leadership books you’ll ever read.” —Andy Stanley, senior pastor and founder, North Point Ministries
“Regardless of your industry, whether you are in an entry-level or C-level job, this book will become a must-read for you and your team.” —Jeremy Walls, SVP, chief marketing officer, Miami Dolphins
“If you’re ready to lead right where you are, Clay Scroggins understands—and How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge can show you how to start.” —Dave Ramsey, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host
“Read this book! The marketplace is full of many helpful leadership messages, but this one is a standout. In a culture that measures influence and worth by job title, Clay Scroggins calls us higher.” —Louie Giglio, author and pastor of Passion City Church, founder of Passion Conferences