Leading by The Book
Lessons From Every Book of The Bible
“By the book” is a well know idiom meaning that something is being done by the rules. So, By The Book Consultive Group believes that God’s Word is the book by which life should be lived, by the rules of our Creator. God’s rules and concepts especially relate to leadership.
By The Book Consultive Group Benefits
A consultive group is only as valuable as its consultants. By The Book’s owner, Dr. Brent Garrison brings over 40 years of various leadership positions as well as incredible business, nonprofit, and ministry connections. Along with experience and connections, they seek to bring their faith into every aspect of the consultation. It is their passion to help you integrate your leadership with your faith.
By The Book Consultive Services
Leader to Leader
About Brent Garrison
Brent Garrison was born in 1952 in Gary, Indiana to parents of the Greatest Generation (according to Tom Brokaw). His dad delivered Wonder Bread during his long career with them after serving in the Navy during WWII. His mom held a number of jobs from hairdresser to medical transcriptionist. Brent’s older brother taught grade school and moved up the ladder in his career to become a superintendent to a number of elementary schools in NW Indiana.
Why Another Book
Do we really need another book on leadership? After all, there are over 166,000 books about leadership listed on Amazon, so the question is certainly an appropriate one to ask.
By The Book Consultive Goup suggests that Leadership by The Book is different from other books about leadership for several reasons.
“I enjoyed reading Leadership by The Book by my friend, Brent Garrison. A challenge, an insight, a Biblical perspective, a role model and sometimes a good old kick in the pants. As a leader, being regularly encouraged with a Biblical model for leaders is powerful and centering. I hope you find as much value from these leadership lessons as I have.”
Dr. Pat Gelsinger, CEO VMWare
“Dr. Brent Garrison is an outstanding communicator and speaker on leadership. Brent’s ability to connect with people and share biblical truth has the ability to change the direction of any organization seeking to challenge and move their leadership team to a new way to viewing their roles. Our firm was fortunate enough to have Brent his thoughts on leadership over a two day period and the results will have a long lasting impact on our firm’s direction. Brent’s Leadership The Book is a great read for any leadership team and when coupled with Brent giving additional information on specific topics covered in the book the results can have a major impact on a leadership group.”
Caldwell Companies, Houston
“I thoroughly enjoyed Leadership by the Book! There have probably been a million books written about leadership. And yet, the greatest book of all time has timeless leadership lessons that Brent has pulled out and presented in a practical and easily digestible way. I highly recommend it to anyone desiring to be a wise, Godly leader!”
President & CEO
“Dr. Brent Garrison, once a colleague, now a friend, is a born leader. But never content to coast on his innate ability to show the way, he is ever curious, constantly challenging, studying, searching to love from good to better to best. In Leadership by The Book, he has reached a pinnacle, pointing leaders to the ultimate source of inspiration where one learns to lead the pack--from the back.”
Jerry B. Jenkins
Multiple New York Times Bestselling author
“I have known Brent Garrison for many years, as he has demonstrated real leadership at three colleges we’ve been involved with at PING. We’ve seen firsthand how Christian based principles, illuminated by Scripture can bring clarity and positive change. With this important book, Brent delivers refreshing and timeless message that will inspire not only today’s leaders but tomorrow’s as well.”
Executive Vice President (retired) PING
“Brent Garrison has accomplished an enormous feat. He has undertaken a panoramic survey of the Bible and uncovered leadership nuggets from every book. Drawing upon his extensive background in training leaders at all levels, he provides a delightful, encouraging, and inspiring resource that you will use over and over again.”
President of Blackaby Ministries
Frequently Asked Questions
Most leaders follow the example of someone who led them and they emulate their style. Others find their own leadership style, but even then, they are leading by what they have experienced. A Christ following leader follows the example of Christ and the way he lived during his time on earth. Christ’s life and mindset is best described in Philippians 2:1-11. Two ideas are evidenced in this passage: that Christ was humble, though God in the flesh, and; that he sought to serve rather than to be served. Can you imagine the power of your leadership if others saw a humble, servant’s heart in your leading?