Carol Stream, Ill.—Tyndale House Publishers has announced that Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager (two years on the New York Times Best Sellers List), is teaming up with Phil Hodges, longtime friend and cofounder of the organization Lead Like Jesus, and author/blogger Tricia Goyer to release Lead Your Family Like Jesus (ISBN 978-1-58997-720-4, HC, $19.99, Tyndale House Publishers) in mid-March.
Does your family need a five-star general at the helm? A psychologist? A referee? In Lead Your Family Like Jesus, Blanchard, recognized as one of the world’s top business leadership experts, points to a better role model for this new, revolutionary parenting book: the Son of God, Jesus. In Lead Your Family Like Jesus, Blanchard, along with Hodges and Goyer, shows how every family member benefits when parents take the reins as servant-leaders. Moms and dads will see themselves in an entirely new light—as life-changers who get their example, strength, and joy from following Jesus at home.
The book begins by explaining that leadership is an influence process and that anyone who influences the thinking, behavior, or development of others is a leader—making parenting the most important life-role leadership position most people ever hold. Offering practical examples from real-life parents, the authors then encourage the alignment of four leadership domains: heart, the character and values employed in influencing children; head, one’s viewpoint and beliefs about leading; hands, what a parent actually does while leading and influencing; and habits, how a parent must continually refocus his or her desires to lead as Jesus would do.
Published in cooperation with Focus on the Family, this book provides twelve powerful parenting principles, which are easily extendable to grandparents and other caring adults within a family; Pause and Reflect questions; and Points to Ponder—making it an excellent selection for both personal reading and group discussion.
This user-friendly book’s practical principles and personal stories mark the path to a truly Christ-centered family, where integrity, love, grace, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness make all the difference.
About Ken Blanchard:
Ken Blanchard is cofounder of Lead Like Jesus and chief spiritual officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies, an organization dedicated to workplace learning, employee productivity, leadership, and team effectiveness. Blanchard is characterized as one of the most insightful and compassionate men in business, is known for his knack for making the complex easy. Ken’s passion is to inspire and equip people to lead like Jesus. He may be recognized for his perceptive books and theory of leadership, but he is celebrated as a humble man who models what he teaches.
About Tyndale House Publishers:
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people. Each NLT sale benefits the worldwide translation work of Wycliffe Bible Translators.