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Transforming Power with Hugh Ballou
December 11, 2020
Leadership is a skill that we need in many aspects of our lives and in many of our relationships. This is an interview that I did in 2008. The information is good for anyone who wants and needs to show leadership in any situation. Hugh Ballou came to the project with over 40 years experience as a music conductor and he had worked with groups and organizations in many exciting and diverse locations. We talk about his experience, his book, the contributors who share their stories in the book and much more. Many of their experienced are focused around church organizations, but the principles are applicable in organizations, churches, businesses, communities, non-profits and many other situations.
Show airs on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT

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Transforming Power: Stories from Transformational Leaders for Encouragement and Inspiration 


About Transforming Power

Leaders who have lead a transformation share the story of their experience. This information is invaluable for leaders who are undertaking a transformation of an organization. The information in this book can be advantageous for anyone who is in a situation where they need to make a transformation – no matter what the mission the organization or the type of transformation.

The key to transformation is different for each individual, group, or congregation. Hugh Ballou has brought together a collection of over 25 articles and stories from individuals who have experienced real-life transformations of themselves or their institution. The inspiration offered from the words will enlist a sense of hope and perseverance during difficult times of change. Discover inspiration and transformation through the struggles of other leaders ranging from children’s ministry to being in prison, from making Hollywood movies to winning football games, to being leaders who truly lead.

Themes, Topics and Perspective Audience for Transforming Power

There are a number of the themes and topics that are included in Transforming Power. These include: Transformational Leadership, collaborative leadership, goal setting, and high performance teams. We are working with blogs, website, newsletters, radio shows etc that attract people who want to learn more about leadership, transformation and change. There is a lot of interest about various people who are in leadership positions in church and religious situations, because of Hugh’s music and choir experience. He’s worked within the church organizations and knows how to make the needed changes.

About Hugh Ballou, Motivational Speaker, Leadership Trainer, Author

Creating Harmony with Your Team

How does a conductor of orchestras and choirs teach leadership – enthusiastically! Hugh Ballou teaches leaders around the globe how to build synergy with teams and how to build effective processes that bring success to any organization – no matter how small or how big. “I travel around the country and around the world and find that you can change the name of the organization, the location and the type of structure and you will still have the same issues – leaders not leading effectively!

Ballou brings 40 years of experience as a conductor to his leadership training. “I call the training Building High Performance Teams, but no one can produce effective teams without fine-tuned leadership skills. I teach business executives how an orchestra conductor brings out the best skill of the players that have been hired. The conductor is a dictator, however, if the conductor hires a good oboe player, then it’s best to let that oboe player use his or her skill rather than tell then how to play!” It sounds silly, however, leaders who micro-manage the people they lead only receive a fraction of the performance that is ultimately possible. Let the team perform!

The skill set of planning for success, constructing powerful goals, and delegating with authority are consistent themes where many leaders underperform. Ballou’s unique ability in inspire and motivate even the most difficult of audiences has made him the expert in the field of Transformational Leadership. Transformational Leaders build strong leaders on teams that are motivated, focused and highly effective in setting and implementing powerful goals.

As author of 5 books on Transformational Leadership, Ballou works as executive coach, process facilitator, trainer and motivational speaker teaching leaders in many diverse fields how to use fine-tune skills employed every day by orchestral conductors.