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Discipled Leader

Inspiration from a Fortune 500 Executive for Transforming Your Workplace by Pursuing Christ

by Preston Poore

Discipled Leader provides struggling, stuck, or merely surviving Christian business leaders with a framework to grow their influence through becoming a redemptive (i.e., change for the better), Christlike presence in the workplace and living a more fulfilling life.

I’ve spent decades in corporate America. Despite all the excellent advice I was given for growing leadership, there was something missing: a way to bring my Christian beliefs to bear in my professional life, not just my personal life. So, I sought my own answer to how my faith could impact my management or influence of hundreds of employees.

What I discovered was this: the first step wasn’t adjusting my leadership style. Instead, I needed to let God change me before I could effect real change in the workplace. And to model discipleship to others, I needed to first be discipled by the Spirit. Here, in the day-to-day practice of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, I found where my faith and exceptional leadership intersect.

Through personal stories, biblical examples, and hands-on workplace guidance, I offer readers a unique look at this seldom-discussed connection. I challenge struggling leaders to engage in the hard work of daily discipleship. And I charge experienced leaders to return to the fundamentals of their faith, encouraging them to disciple other Christians who have leadership potential.

For anyone wrestling with how to bring faith to the workplace, whether it be a cubicle or a boardroom, Discipled Leader reveals that leadership doesn’t begin at the desk – it begins in the soul.

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I’ve spent decades in corporate America. Despite all the excellent advice I was given for growing leadership, there was something missing: a way to bring my Christian beliefs to bear in my professional life, not just my personal life. So, I sought my own answer to how my faith could impact my management or influence of hundreds of employees.

What I discovered was this: the first step wasn’t adjusting my leadership style. Instead, I needed to let God change me before I could effect real change in the workplace. And to model discipleship to others, I needed to first be discipled by the Spirit. Here, in the day-to-day practice of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, I found where my faith and exceptional leadership intersect.

Through personal stories, biblical examples, and hands-on workplace guidance, I offer readers a unique look at this seldom-discussed connection. I challenge struggling leaders to engage in the hard work of daily discipleship. And I charge experienced leaders to return to the fundamentals of their faith, encouraging them to disciple other Christians who have leadership potential.

For anyone wrestling with how to bring faith to the workplace, whether it be a cubicle or a boardroom, Discipled Leader reveals that leadership doesn’t begin at the desk – it begins in the soul.

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Meet Preston Poore

Published Author, Speaker, Trainer and John Maxwell Certified Coach

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"In our world, we like to ‘get things done’ but seldom take time to mold the leaders of tomorrow. Preston Poore’s new book combines spiritual insight with the nuts and bolts of solid leadership. In Discipled Leader, Preston offers readers practical guidance on how to apply timeless Christian principles to leadership. It’s a must-read for every leader.”

Dan T. Cathy

Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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“You have the potential to be a difference-maker in today’s chaotic, leadership-starved world. But to see positive change in others, you must first allow yourself to be changed. In Discipled Leader, Preston Poore connects a Christian leader’s need for personal discipleship to their leadership calling. This inspiring and practical book, written by a man who’s been in the trenches of both life and leadership, will guide you toward better leadership by way of better discipleship.”

Chris Robinson

Executive Vice President of the John Maxwell Team

Dean Crowe-Endorsment-DiscipledLeader

“Experience is the most powerful teacher and today's Christian leaders must quickly grow from all experiences - both good and bad. Through inspiring stories and wisdom, the Disciplined Leader gives guidance to Christians who can learn from Preston’s life and career challenges. Odds are you will find council for your own situation in Discipled Leader.”

Dean Crowe

Founder and CEO, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research

10 Ways to Become a Discipled Leader

  • 1.

    As a disciple, invest time with God.

    As a leader, seek God when making decisions.

  • 2.

    As a disciple, love God and others with all you’ve got. As a leader, give up without giving up.

  • 3.

    As a disciple, take God at his word.

    As a leader, cultivate God-confidence.

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Dave Katz-endorsement-discipledleader

“Preston’s years of wisdom of integrating and living out his faith in the workplace are displayed in Discipled Leader. Leaders will be challenged and encouraged to bring their whole selves to the workplace as they learn from the practical experiences Preston shares."

Dave Katz

President and COO, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc.

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“Preston Poore has learned through life experience that leadership truly flows from who we are, not from what we do. In Discipled Leader, Preston provides the rationale and tools to help leaders develop a strong, Christ-centered foundation for unimpeachable character and lasting influence."

Angie Ward

Assistant Director, Doctor of Ministry, Denver Seminary

Hal Hadden

“There is no command to make converts in Scripture! There is a command to make disciples. However, that command is ignored, watered down, redefined, and disobeyed. Preston Poore not only lays out the biblical mandate in a very real manner, he also makes it practical. I especially like that Discipled Leader is geared for small groups where encouragement and accountability can and should exist. Read this book and join in the excitement of becoming like Jesus. Pass it forward."

Dr. Hal Hadden

founder of Christian Leadership Concepts

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“Preston Poore has written the ‘field manual’ for anyone who aspires to be an effective, impactful leader. Discipled Leader makes a clear and persuasive case for development through discipleship. Future difference makers who apply these biblical principles will see powerful results!”

John Featherston

Senior Director of New Ventures at Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Bryant Wright

Discipled Leader provides practical tools, tips, and action points for living out the basic Christian disciplines. Preston’s personal stories are moving and lead the reader to see how applying these principles makes a difference. This resource is useful for new believers or someone following Christ for years. It encourages and equips the individual but can also be used as a group study with the discussion questions and facilitator guide. Discipled Leader would be a great resource for anyone desiring to walk closer with the Lord."

Bryant Wright

President of Send Relief, former senior pastor at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church,  and founder of Right from the Heart Ministries

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“I recommend this book for those who desire to take their relationship with God to the next level. Discipled Leader provides a good balance between teaching principles and providing framework for practical application. The personal stories shared are powerful in connecting the principles to ‘real life’ and compelling you to action. Preston does a wonderful job of appealing to both the ‘head’ and the ‘heart’ which is key to transformation. Buckle up and get ready to be transformed.”

Dawn S. Kirk

Owner of Kirk Coaching Group. Author of Heartbeat Leadership, Co-Author of best-seller The Success Blueprint. Entrepreneur, Speaker, Former Fortune 100 Executive

Rick Dunn

"Jesus equipped His first century disciples for a singular task and a simple strategy: make disciples who make disciples.  Discipled Leader builds an equipping bridge between Jesus' training of first century disciples and the day-to-day lives of twenty-first century disciples. Those who humbly traverse this bridge will find themselves being informed, transformed, and re-formed as His disciples. My advice: learn from the content, but don't fail to listen prayerfully to the heart. If you listen, you will hear the heart of a Savior reaching through your heart into the world."

Rick Dunn

Lead Pastor, Fellowship Church, Knoxville, TN, co-author of Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults: Life-Giving Rhythms for Spiritual Transformation, and author of The Northfield Way

Stephen Gibson (1)

“Whatever leadership is, it isn’t easy. Business leaders face daily challenges of ambiguity, uncertainty, risk, conflict, and much more. In Discipled Leader, Preston Poore shows how Christian values and beliefs can guide leaders to do the right things which, in secular commerce, may be called governance, stewardship, equality, engagement, and empowerment. In truth, these are all entirely congruent with the Christian faith, and being a discipled leader ensures unparalleled and infectious strength, faith, and courage. The undeniable connection between discipleship and effective leadership in modern-day secular business is beautifully highlighted in this must-read book.”

Stephen Gibson

managing director and chartered business psychologist at Gibson Hallmark Ltd.

Allison Liddle

Discipled Leader offers spiritual and practical tools to lead exceptionally with prayer, peace, perseverance, and promise. As leaders, it can be difficult to see how your faith and leadership interact, but this book helps readers understand effective ways to lead with power.”

Allison Liddle

Best-selling author, leadership trainer at Allison Liddle Consulting, president of Prosper Wealth Management, and The Social Movement TV series participant

Ira Blumenthal-endorsement-discipled leader

“Preston Poore has written a masterpiece. Discipled Leader is a must-read book for anyone who is focused on moving their life’s work from ‘ordinary’ to ‘extraordinary’ in spiritual leadership. The book serves as a dynamic balance for positive action for Christians who truly want to make a difference, change their world and lead. . .. This book brought me joy.”

Ira Blumenthal

Founder and President of Co-Opportunities, Inc., and author of the best-selling Managing Brand You

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“A serious book for people seriously wanting to become, and help others become, disciples! And if you’re not serious about wanting to be a discipled and discipling leader, about what are you serious? Discipled Leader is a well-executed effort to help believers ‘be strong in the Lord’ and help others do the same. . .. This is a book to put into practice! I already have people in mind for whom this book may be just the right tool—an unashamed mix of solid theology, intentional action, and strict accountability. . .. I pray that God will use Discipled Leader to produce just that—leaders who are disciples making disciples."

Dr. Bob Ewell

Church Discipleship Consultant with The Navigators

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“Powerful, insightful, foundational, practical, empowering, life-altering, timely, and a must-read! Preston developed a work that is not just another book but a tool that can help any sincere individual empower their faith to go simply from head knowledge to heart knowledge and then to practical life knowledge. Our culture is not in desperate need of more knowledge but to gain more application that results in practical life transformation! Maybe like no other time in American history, Christianity is at a crossroads of conviction and faith. Tools like what Preston developed are essential and required for such a time as this. Knowing Preston for almost forty years, I can attest that this book is not simply what he wrote but something he lives. I can’t stress enough the importance of this work at this time! Please do yourself a favor and immerse yourself in this work.”

Jeff Crabtree

lead pastor, founder, and president of Connections Church, and founder and president of Life Connections Network, and Next Level Life Coaching

Additional Books By Preston Poore

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21 Days To Sound Decision Making

Published September 15, 2020

Do you want to grow your influence? Make better decisions. It’s the quickest path to leadership. Discover how you can develop confidence, establish credibility, build trust, and experience positive results. Learn from real life experience and practical tools including the DBDAE decision making framework in this devotional, 21 Days to Sound Decision Making by Preston Poore. Order your copy now. It’ll be one of the soundest decisions you’ll ever make.