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Leadership Pain: The Classroom for Growth

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Do you want to be a better leader? Raise the threshold of your pain. Do you want your church to grow or your business to reach higher goals? Reluctance to face pain is your greatest limitation. There is no growth without change, no change without loss, and no loss without pain. Bottom line: if you're not hurting, you're not leading.

But this book is not a theological treatise on pain. Rather in Leadership Pain Samuel Chandbest-selling author recognized as "the leader's leader"provides a concrete, practical understanding of the pain we experience to help us interpret pain more accurately and learn the lessons God has in it for us.

Chand is ruthlessly honest and highly practical as he examines the principles and practices that make our pain a means of fulfilling God's divine purposes for our churches, communities, and us. These features are included in this leadership treasure trove:

POWERFUL, personal stories from some of the finest leaders in the world, such as Craig Groeschel, Benny Perez, Mike Kai, Lisa Bevere, Mark Chironna, Dale Bronner, Philip Wagner, Michael Pitts, and numerous others

REVEALING INSIGHTS into the growth that occurs through pain in leadership roles

PRACTICAL EXERCISES to help you apply the valuable principles you are learning


Who would have thought, when in 1973 student Dr. Sam Chand was serving Beulah Heights Bible College as janitor, cook, and dishwasher, that he would return in 1989 as president of the same college! Under his leadership it became the country's largest predominantly African-American Bible College. In this season of his life, Dr. Sam Chand does one thingleadership. His singular vision for his life is to be a Dream Releaserto help others succeed.

As a Dream Releaser he serves pastors, ministries, and businesses as a Leadership Architect and Change Strategist. Dr. Sam Chand speaks regularly at leadership conferences, churches, corporations, ministerial conferences, seminars, and other leadership development opportunities.


A subject matter that has to long been in the dark is brought to light In Sam Chand's book Leadership Pain. This book clearly identifies the pains of many areas of leadership. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE, because everyone is a leader in some area of their life. Much of the book speaks directly to the pains of ministry but the foundational problem and the solution can be found in the everyday life of all people. Through reading this book you will learn to understand that life is made up of hard knocks and incredible blessings and pain is unavoidable, but . . . it isn't eternal!
-Nancy Beckim

This is a must read for all Christain leaders. I am the head elder of a local church and this year had been a very challenging year. As I have read through LEADERSHIP PAIN, I have been comforted to learn that the decisions we have a group pf Elders have taken, were the right decision, despite the vocal challenges of many and even the choice of a few folks to leave. Stories of many large and successful churches and successful leaders that have made decisions, that the Lord told them needed to be made, only to see the numbers dwindle, members turn against them and even challenges to the point of physical illness, but they led their church through the struggles and are reaping the benefits and became stronger leaders through the struggles.
- Larry K