Sometimes you just need to say thank you. Today is one of those days. Last week was launch week for my new book, Leading Change Without Losing It. A heartfelt thanks to every one of you who helped make the launch a success.
Thank you to everyone who
Tweeted about the book
Shared the news on Facebook
Blogged about the book
Bought a copy
Prayed for me and for those who will be reading the book
To say that the launch exceeded my expectations is quite an understatement. I never dreamed it would become a bestseller out of the gate. To see it be the #1 bestselling Kindle new release in ministry for a over a week now has been incredible. But then to see it in the top 5 bestselling ministry books, and even spend time at #1 — well, the thought didn’t actually cross my mind.
So thank you! While I’m excited that the book did well, I’m far more excited by what that means for you, the church and anyone trying to lead change effectively.
There’s a growing tribe of us now who are going to try to navigate change prayerfully, skillfully and strategically. We need each other. And I hope and pray this blog and the dialogue the book prompts will create a conversation among leaders that helps each of us navigate change more effectively. So thank you. Please know I’m cheering for you and I’m praying for you.
In the upcoming months, the dialogue will grow richer, fuller and I hope become very helpful to all of us trying to lead change.
On that note, I have a few announcements for all of us passionate about change:
1. I’ll be happy to answer questions about the book on twitter. Just use the hashtag #leadingchange on twitter. You can follow me on Twitter here.
2. In January, I’ll be launching a free monthly podcast all about change. Watch for details and how to subscribe to the podcast in the next few weeks.
3. This blog will continue to be my homebase on all things change. As I write the next two books in the change trilogy, a lot of the ideas will be beta tested here.
4. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, subscribe to the blog using the fields to the right of this post.
And finally, thanks to everyone who used the #changebook hashtag during launch week. You got the word out, and here are the contest winners:
@GToddPounds and @jeremypauldavis won free signed copies of the book.
@danbrubacher won a free signed copy of the book and a free one hour change consultation I can’t wait to dig into with him.
A change is underway in how we lead change in the church and in other organizations. And for that, I’m incredible excited.
Thanks for being part of this tribe early on! Thanks for helping us get off to a great great start. I appreciate you so much, and I’m excited for what’s ahead! My goal is to help you become more effective than ever as you lead change.
So, how else can I serve you? I’d love to know.