Today’s Leaders Need This Book
Proven PrinciplesMany today are looking for a way to lead. Unfortunately, there are not many modern day examples to follow. What if the human race had been delivered a leader code? What if this code were hidden in an ancient manuscript? What if this code were lifted from the words of an ancient manuscript, translated and delivered to the masses today? What would happen if one knew that it was available, today, hidden on the pages of the greatest selling book of all time?
Groundbreaking ApplicationDiscover the Code, eloquently lifted from the pages of antiquity. Pulled together for modern day readers in a great new book now available on Amazon.com - The Leader Code. Once one cracks The Leader Code, selecting the proper leader mode will become second nature. It can make the average "person in charge" an effective leader.
Interesting StorylineEach chapter of The Leader Code effectively delivers a lesson within an evolving fictional story. Readers will follow easily what the main character is learning from his mentor. To compliment the learning process, questions are added at the end of each chapter to aid the reader in understanding the six distinctive leader modes bestowed to the human race.
Practical, Real Life ToolsAt one point or another, we're all called to lead. Whether your a parent, a church leader, in charge at work, or you have another leadership role this book is a must read!
The New JobChristopher stirs as the sun penetrates his eyelid. It is cutting through a slit in the blinds like a laser. He mouths without any sound coming out, Note to self-adjust the blinds before bed tonight. He then starts to roll over and go back to sleep - after all he spent the whole weekend unpacking and settling into this big new house. It was at that moment that he remembered the reason they are in this new house.
The Ancient BookChristopher got into the office with plenty of time to spare. Fortunately there was no one waiting for him this morning. However, as he prepares to enter the outer office he realized he doesn't remember his administrative assistant’s name.
The First MeetingChristopher and Bob agreed to meet every morning for breakfast before going into the office. Bob wanted time to explain the principles revealed in the Leader Code that he had discovered in the Bible. Then he wanted Christopher to work on the principles, observe the code in action and report back on what he learned. Bob gave Christopher a copy of the Bible he had in his office. He told Christopher it was not necessary for him to read the entire Book, but it wouldn't hurt either. Christopher decided to read only what was necessary to learn the Leader Code.
The CodeBob and Christopher were both anxious to get into the Leader Code, but their server interrupted their humorous moment. They quickly looked over the menu, but they both already knew what they were going to order. The men placed their order and the server hurried off to get their breakfast started. Just as Christopher was getting ready to ask another question about listening, Bob interrupted, "We'll apply the idea of listening along the way, let's get into the code.”
The ModesChristopher went home after work and pondered what Bob had taught him that day. He even opened the Bible and read the verses he had jotted down. In fact he read through them several times. His wife did not ask any questions. She was just happy to see him reading the Bible and she certainly did not want ruin this opportunity.
The DefinitionsWhen Christopher got to the restaurant he noticed Bob already inside. They greeted each other and Bob said, "We've got a lot to cover this morning, so I thought we should get right to it. I took the liberty of ordering for you." Christopher thanked him and joked, "Have we been together so long that you've come to know what I like for breakfast?"
Reviews & Testimonials
Being and effective leader is something that you are not born with like everything else you need to hone these skill as with everything else we learn. As a general manger of a business and a parent assuming the role of leader was tough at first, but then again I thought riding a bicycle was hard at one time also.- Chris G., Amazon Verified Purchase
This book is an intriguing view and analysis on how to be a more effective leader through the use of biblical passages. The book is made up of a factional story broken down in chapters and followed by a lesson to be taken from what was read by each chapter earlier.
The book is well written, very clever and to the point without a lot of unnecessary details to bog you down. If you need to become a leader, become a better leader than you need this book and some spare time to put it to use. This is a quick read that was very enjoyable and full of good information.
At one point or another, we're all called to lead. Whether your a parent, a church leader, in charge at work, or you have another leadership role this book is a must read!- Danielle Marie, Amazon Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed the fictional story the lessons in this book were centered around - how many times have non-Christians not wanted to hear some great advice because it's knowledge found in the Bible?
Dan Blakeslee has written an excellent resource built around solid, biblical teaching on what it takes to be a leader and how to lead well. Each chapter ends with questions to encourage your own growth in your leadership roles. The last part of the book contains the notebook and charts found throughout the book and its' lessons.
Having read some of Blakeslee's other books, and being privileged enough to have heard him lecture on this topic, I was eager to buy this book when it came out. I was not disappointed. He has taken age old truth about leadership and broken it down into easy to understand terms, and categorized leadership styles in a memorable fashion. To offer fresh perspective on a subject written about as much as leadership is no small task, but in these pages it has been accomplished. Applying the knowledge gained from this book has been very rewarding both as a Father to two young boys, and in my workplace. I can not express how grateful I am for the influence Daniel Blakeslee has had in my life.- Mitch, Amazon Verified Purchase
Cleverly written in the same style as the Da Vinci Code! Such pearls of wisdom can be learned from these ancient Biblical messages and teachings, that are just as relevant today as they were when they were first written. Are you Poimen (shepard), Episkopos (Bishop) or Presbuteros (Elder)? Pastor, teacher or counselor? Dan Blakeslee presents this as a well-written and entertaining novel based on two characters, Bob and Chris. In the story, Bob is instructing Chris on the meanings of the ancient teachings, and how Chris can apply these different leadership qualities to his own life. There are also questions for the reader at the end of each chapter to get them thinking about what they have learned from the chapter, and how they can apply it to their own lives. This is a very original, clever and creative version of a guide to being a leader!!- Anna Elizabeth, Amazon Verified Purchase
I was looking for a way to stand out at work and took a chance on this new title. I did not just learn how to effectively guide my taskforce, but in a way that they respect me. Mr. Blakeslee takes age-old principles and shows us how to apply them to our modern life. This is a very practical guide on how to lead. Highly recommended!- Susan Davis, USA
No better examples that laid out in this text straight from the new testament. I just started my own business, and beginning to build my team and Ive already seen a couple of these leader modes. Thanks Dan!- PHP, Amazon Verified Purchase
Who is this guy?
Blakeslee is an experienced public speaker, leader and a leadership coach. He is a Master Financial Coach, a pastor, college professor, husband, and father. He coaches with individuals who want to win with people and win with money. He is a member of, Dave Ramsey* Certified Counselors. He has also completed Dave Ramsey's* Financial Coach Master Series Training.
He lives with his wife, Michele, in Chesapeake, Virginia. He consults with non-profit organizations, churches and businesses to help them accomplish their mission - efficiently and effectively.
He was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from high school Blakeslee enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he entered the Submarine Service. He advanced to Chief Petty Officer and served on board three nuclear powered submarines as the Leading Engineering Laboratory Technician and an Engineering Watch Supervisor. Blakeslee was a highly decorated sailor, including four Navy Achievement Medals.
Before the start of Desert Storm, Blakeslee was assigned to the U. S. Navy's Leadership Development Program (NLDP) as an instructor. He taught hundreds of first time managers and mentored them as they transitioned from worker to leader. He later joined the instructor school for the leadership program, where he was consistently singled out by officer and senior enlisted students as a premiere instructor and leader. Blakeslee was awarded the Master Training Specialist for his work in the Leadership Instructor School.
He developed curriculum for the pilot course for the Navy's Total Quality Management (TQM) Program, later called Total Quality Leadership (TQL). Blakeslee designed the curriculum and taught the pilot course before he deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield.
Blakeslee served as the Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor of three churches. He was the Director of Operations for the Baptist Bible Fellowship International and on the faculty and administration of Baptist Bible College and Graduate School. He is currently serving as a Pastor at the Point Harbor Community Church in Chesapeake, Virginia.