I was not to excited about reading this book. Sometimes books from a business culture does not translate well to the church culture. But this book was excellent. And it was deep. Instead of some simple lessons on better speaking, it created a methodology for speaking. It gave a system of using communication to help a organization. The book uses “Warfighting” which is a military book to apply lessons to communication. Warfighting is an excellent book on strategy. It really seems to understand the dynamics of dealing with people to accomplish a task. Of course, the last few lessons from the book was on how to improve speaking, but the majority, and really the best part of the book is how a leader can use communication to move a group forward. It had valuable lessons like how to watch yourself and place yourself in the shoes of another. It talked about speed of communication, and taking the first responder advantage. This book has a ton of awesome lessons for a leader in regards to communication. As a minister, this is helpful stuff as you are often a mouthpiece for the church. It provides more than some lessons on what to do in speaking, but more how to use speaking to lead an organization. The book reads well too. He uses a lot of great illustrations of true life times. He talks about CEO’s and President Bush. The stories that he tells fit greatly into the scope of the lessons that the author is teaching. The book trains you well. Awesome book on communication.
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