Brian Stiller

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Global Ambassador @ WEA

Brian Stiller

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Global Ambassador @ WEA

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Find a Broken Wall: 7 Ancient Principles for 21st Century Leaders

April 11, 2024 Books

Find a Broken Wall is a call to action for every reader. Once each of us identifies what it is, we have to offer – our God-given gifts –the next step is to listen, pay attention, and have the faith, vision, and values to go where we are needed. What is God calling you to do? It may be leading a troubled university, ministering to the needy, devoting yourselves to a social cause, or even helping to fix what was broken within your own organization. With a backdrop of the biblical story of Nehemiah, Brian Stiller, challenges readers to find a place where they can make a difference – whether it be within their hometown or across the globe – and then offers up the tools of effective change. This gift this book is a gift to all of us.

Ken Blanchard, co-author of the One Minute Manager, and Lead Like Jesus.

This book began with one of many conversations I had with friend and mentor Henry Wildeboer. He asked, “Why don’t you write about what you really understand?” Without waiting for me to ask what he meant, he said, “Leadership.”

So began this journey. It took a few starts. After many words in the hard drive I asked Don Loney, editor at John Wiley & Sons, to review my second draft. He had my manuscript with him when delayed at the Halifax airport, and so for those hours pored over it, and in our next time together said I was going in the wrong direction. Lifting one chapter, he focused on the Nehemiah story, giving me the title and outline. His interception was timely. For his interest and help I’m grateful.

One wonders what else you have to contribute to a topic that many others have written about. In reviewing the literature, I saw many describe various forms and styles of leading, but none spoke about rebuilding troubled and broken organizations.

Right out of university, I learned firsthand what it takes to reconstruct a tired and out of step organization. This began a life experience of lifting and restoring ministries.

Nehemiah has been a friend of many years. Often I would read his story, looking for ideas and insights to fuel my heart, and help me see what was needed in creating new enterprises of value.