Teach Your Team to Fish: Using Ancient Wisdom for Inspired Teamwork (Paperback)
How to Lead as Jesus Led. As the author of the New York Times bestseller Jesus, CEO, Laurie Beth Jones has given hundreds of thousands insight into how Jesus' teachings can be used to enhance performance in the workplace. Now, Jones focuses on one of the most critical areas for anyone called to lead: teamwork. Business leaders and coaches, teachers and parents, pastors and volunteer organizers will learn how to build a successful, world-impacting team using the skills implemented by the greatest leader (and teacher) of all time: Jesus Christ. Teach Your Team to Fish offers dozens of stories from Scripture that show how Jesus managed his team of disciples and followers, with principles and suggestions for applying these lessons to real-world teambuilding. Here is practical, biblical guidance and inspiration on how to excite, motivate, ground, transform, and release a team whose members can have the greatest possible impact.
About the Author
LAURIE BETH JONES is the author of the national bestsellers Jesus, CEO; Jesus in Blue Jeans; and The Path. She is an acclaimed speaker whose topics include leadership and management skills and teambuilding. She also consults one on one with CEOs and leadership teams and trains facilitators to help coach their organizations, departments, and groups. For more information, visit her website at www.jesusceo.com. From the Hardcover edition.
“Teach Your Team to Fish will give you fresh insights into how to get the people on your team to work together. You'll learn timeless truths from biblical examples and modern illustrations that you’ll remember and use. Laurie Beth Jones can show you and your team how to catch more fish.”
–Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor
“Teach Your Team to Fish is filled with powerful insights drawn from the life of Jesus. Delving into the riches of his leadership wisdom, Laurie Beth Jones offers fresh perspective and provocative challenges that will equip leaders to propel their teams toward innovation and excellence.”
–Wayne Hastings, coauthor of Trust Me: Developing a Leadership Style People Will Follow
“Teach Your Team to Fish has all the ingredients of a terrific book. Laurie Beth Jones has shared her expertise on the subject of team building with a cutting edge focus on marketplace words like community and connection.”
–Stan Toler, author of The Secret Blend
“This is Jones’s seventh book. And it is her best.”
–Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Once again, Laurie Beth Jones shows us a practical pathway to teambuilding illuminated by the spark of the eternal and divine.”
–Michael A. Volkema, chairman, president, and CEO, Herman Miller
“Think of it. Whoever built a higher performing team than Jesus! Now Laurie Beth Jones makes this ancient wisdom accessible and useful to twenty-first-century leaders. Learn from the Master.”
–Bob Buford, author of Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance and Stuck in Halftime: Reinvesting Your One and Only Life
“This is Laurie Beth Jones’s best book yet, and that’s saying a lot. Teamwork is a hot topic in America today, and this book is going to be a classic on the subject.”
–Pat Williams, senior vice president, Orlando Magic
“Laurie Beth Jones beautifully points aspiring team leaders and builders to the Master Servant Leader and Builder, Jesus Christ. Teach Your Team to Fish is rich in inspiration and instruction . . . well worth the read, and can be life-changing.”
–Commissioner Robert A. Watson, retired national commander, The Salvation Army, and author of The Most Effective Organization in the U.S.
“Once again, Laurie Beth Jones has taken the example and life of Jesus to teach us how to lead–to be teacher-learners as we motivate others to do even more and greater things than we are able to do. It is a must-read for those who seek to lead people through challenging and turbulent times as we enter the twenty-first century.”
–C. William Pollard, chairman, ServiceMaster
“Laurie Beth Jones understands that good business is built upon good relational skills. She uniquely teaches us how to apply these principles of ancient wisdom in today’s work environment.”
–Jim Ellick, president, Strategy for Living