Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Review for You: The Language of Leadership

I have yet to meet JoJo Tabares face to face, but I can't wait to meet her. JoJo's heart for leaders comes through crystal clear in everything she does.

A couple of years ago, JoJo--who is the founder of the Art of Eloquence--and I met through a Yahoo group for Christian self-publishers, and I liked her style right away. Her advice to the other group members was balanced, humorous and kind.

A couple of months ago, Denise and I had the privilege of being interviewed by JoJo on her TalkShoe Radio, discussing the topic of motivating members in a homeschool group. We had a blast working with her and knew that we had made a virtual forever-friend.

Now we have the privilege of introducing you to our friend as well as to her wonderful resource for leaders--Say What You Mean: The Language of Leadership. Written in JoJo's signature style, this downloadable book is over 50 pages, packed with real-life examples, Scriptures, and leadership assignments that JoJo uses to teach us leaders how to hone our skills to meet the challenges of leadership for the Kingdom of God.

I like that. JoJo casts a vision of how the Lord can use us to communicate our message well to others. . . and listen well to theirs.

My absolute favorite part of the e-book is the "About the Author" section right at the beginning. Here JoJo shares her amazing story of growing up as a "shy child raised by two loving Athiests of Jewish heritage" and how God used that experience to draw her to Him and to draw out her natural talents for speaking to leaders using her love for both the Bible and humor.

Eighteen easy-to-read chapters cover such communication topics as: what a leader isn't, how to "unbossy" yourself, leading your children and even the secret leader handshake. Almost every chapter ends with a link to at least one of JoJo's communication articles (that's my second absolute favorite part of the e-book).

Every homeschool group leader, regardless of position, can benefit from Say What You Mean: The Language of Leadership. It's in my own library and I'd recommend it to any homeschool group leader. You can pick up your copy at Art of Eloquence. . . and, hey, be sure to tell JoJo that her friend HGLeader sent you!

Happy Reading!

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