Renowned leadership consultant, Samuel R. Chand details the account of the construction of the Panama Canal, and draws parallels between it and successful leadership methodology.
"More passion isn't the answer, and bigger dreams aren't always the solution. Every leader is asking two questions: How can we grow? How can we grow faster? The only way organizations can grow bigger and move faster is by accelerating the excellence of their systems and structures."
—from Bigger Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal
An epiphany during a visit to the Panama Canal led Sam Chand—one of the country's most respected voices on ministry and marketplace leadership—to bold new insights on the life cycles of business or church organizations.
Simply: The size and speed of an organization are controlled by its systems and structures.
About the Author:
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 thing—leadership. His singular vision for his life is to be a Dream Releaser—to 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.
'With a heart to serve and a vision to help others succeed, Dr. Chand is a valuable gift to church leaders and business leaders around the world. His unique insight and experience ensure that whatever proceeds from his hand and heart will encourage, equip and inspire... Dr. Chand shares valuable insights and fresh perspective to the leader who is searching for that 'something more' needed to unlock new levels of growth and progress.' – Brian Houston, Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
'When I first started out, and needed to answer the question of whether we were to go big or boutique, it was Dr. Chand's advice that led me to try something big for God. His guidance is helping us get there. Dr. Chand is a source of rare leadership wisdom that will expand your thinking. If you want to do something small or slow, then do not read this book!' - William Vanderbloemen, Founder/CEO Vanderbloemen Search Group
'I’ve known Sam Chand for many years and found him and his leadership thinking refreshing and impacting. In Bigger, Faster Leadership he’ll do the same for you---expand your thinking, give you fresh tools and help you navigate your leadership journey. I highly recommend Sam Chand and this book to you and your teams.' - Mark Batterson, New York Times best selling author of The Circle Maker, Lead Pastor of National Community Church
'Dr. Samuel Chand has done it again! Bigger, Faster Leadership shows us how to facilitate maximum growth without compromising compassion, conviction, and connection to those we serve...With timeless wisdom and cutting-edge relevancy, this book inspires us to maximize the impact we can have as leaders.' - Chris Hodges, Senior Pastor, Church of the Highlands, Author of Fresh Air and The Daniel Dilemma
'There are smart leaders and then there are wise leaders. Each time I’ve spoken with Sam Chand, I’ve come away with a wise insight that changed my leadership for the better. If you need help focusing a vision, developing a plan, or building scalable systems, this is a great resource. There are plenty of people who will impress you with what they know, but Dr. Chand will impact your leadership in a powerful way.' - Michael Lukaszewski, CEO of Church Fuel