AND 51 OTHER LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
TO REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR WORKPLACE
This is a manual of doing, not talking. It’s time to move past planning and kick-start Monday into action.
Profitable organizations require a healthy culture, and Tim Stevens holds the secret sauce for creating and maintaining a vibrant and successful workplace. Whether leading in the church, in the boardroom, or in the cubicle, Stevens knows how to get every team member excited about work and ready to contribute.
Stevens, a lead member of the Vanderbloemen Search Group, draws from his twenty-year experience working at Granger Community Church in Indiana leading a team of more than 130 people and growing a worldwide ministry. With a history of working in non-profit, church and business, Fairness is Overrated lays out a practical blueprint for success.
Offering lessons that no other leadership book will teach, Stevens explains why a resume is worthless, why Facebook and Twitter are acceptable at work, and how to guard against career-ending mistakes.
Change starts at the top, and these short, digestible chapters will ignite the transformation every leader needs. Packed with practical bullet-pointed advice, discussion questions, and stories from a lifetime of leadership and coaching, Fairness is Overrated is sure to influence success in every person.
Whether you are a business leader trying to integrate your faith into your work, or a pastor who wants to step up to another level of leadership, Fairness is Overrated will give you the handles you need.
Perry Noble, founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church, South Carolina
Tim Stevens has written a guide to leadership and life that comes in bite-size portions but offers deep and hard-fought wisdom. You'll feel like you're having a conversation with a leader worth following. Because you will be.
John Ortberg, best-selling author, speaker, and senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, California
Fairness is Overrated gets past the surface, all the way down to the core of what matters in the heart of a leader. The principles Tim writes about won’t produce a here-today-gone-tomorrow leader, but one who can confidently lead with integrity for the long haul. Get this book into the hands of every business leader in your church.
Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church, Washington, DC
Fairness Is Overrated is an incredible leadership book for those in the workplace. Tim Stevens' principles are timeless; their application is life-changing. Business leaders, church leaders, all leaders: get this book and devour it immediately!”
Thom S. Rainer, author of I Am a Church Member and Autopsy of a Deceased Church
If you need to find the right team, build a healthy staff culture, or lead through challenging times, then pick up this book.
Pete Wilson, author of Plan B and founding and senior pastor of Cross Point Church, Nashville, Tennessee
Fairness Is Overrated is packed with powerful wisdom that will equip business and ministry leaders with the tools to successfully lead their organizations.
Craig Groeschel, founder and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv
Tim Stevens is a leader’s leader and leader of leaders. He not only talks about it, but actually does it. Smart leadership is both theory and practice, and Fairness is Overrated provides both. This book is practical, helpful, applicable, and time-tested. Whether a pastor or CEO, this book will help you be a better leader. I highly recommend it.
Brad Lomenick, author of The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership
Tim Stevens is a voice of wisdom to which every church leader should be listening. His writing has been invaluable to my leadership development. Fairness is Overrated is another collection of practical, direct, concise, and essential leadership lessons that you’ll want to share with your team and revisit often.
Jenni Catron, church leader and author of Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence
I’m not objective. I’m a big enough fan of Tim Stevens that I hired him to run a key division in our company. Having said that, it’s the wisdom in this book that caused me to hire him. It’s not fair for me to recommend Tim’s work, but fairness is overrated. Buy the book. You won’t be sorry.
William Vanderbloemen, president of Vanderbloemen Search Group
I had the privilege of working with Tim for more than eight years. He was my boss and remains a great friend. In other words, I'm guessing I know Tim better than you know Tim. The leadership principles he writes about in Fairness is Overrated really work. I know, because I experienced them firsthand.
Tony Morgan, founder and chief strategic officer of The Unstuck Group
Every page and every chapter of this book is grounded in the heart of a man who leads well every day. Read this and become a better leader.
Dr. John Jackson, president of William Jessup University, speaker, and author
Fairness is Overrated is a fantastic read that quickly gets to the point of the qualities of an effective leader. Tim’s book is an essential read for any leader at any level, whether you are leading a few or a few thousand.
Joel Gates, president of Gates Automotive Group
Stevens nails the essence of how to create and maintain a business culture that will sustain over the long term. Fairness is Overrated does an unbelievable job of mapping out all the essentials in developing a successful business culture where leaders can thrive which ultimately helps everything else that makes a business successful fall right into place.
Jason D. Lippert, chairman and CEO of Lippert Components, Inc
There is no one I know more qualified to write about or speak on the topic of leadership than Tim Stevens. He is not only a gifted leader of people but also a proven leader of leaders. If you are just entering the arena of leadership or if you are a seasoned leader with a desire to take your skills to the next level, this book is absolutely a must read.
Joel A. Mikell, president of RSI Stewardship
Tim is as efficient and to the point in business matters as he is in his writings. His quick wit and sense of humor makes him a delight to work with as well as read. It should be used as a handbook that is never more than arm’s length away from ministers regardless of the size of their church.
W. Dennis Moses, vice president and national business manager of Bank of the West, Religious Institutional Banking
I have read lots of books on leadership over the years but I cannot remember one that is as practical day-to-day as Fairness Is Overrated. These are timeless principles written in an easy to understand way. Get your marker and pen out before you read this book—you are going to make notes all over the place! And you will be a far better leader for having done so.
Jim Sheppard, CEO and principal of GENERIS and coauthor of Contagious Generosity
Tim Stevens could have written either a survival guide for people in ministry or a success guide. This book is both! I found it very useful, as well as winsome and inspirational.
Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor Northland - A Church Distributed
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