Asking Profound Questions
BOOKLET (3.5” X 6.5”)
"Asking Profound Questions
is like having a wise old uncle
available to talk to on every decision. I carry it with me wherever I
Paul H. Weaver
Owner / Chairman
Mt. Hope, Ohio
- 31st printing - A CLASSIC
- Asking Profound Questions...you get Profound Answers
"Bobb Biehl is a breed apart. His specialty is not the right
answers but the right questions. You emerge from an exposure to him with
direction. He lights the fires and steers the process toward solutions."
Howard G. Hendricks
Distinguished Professor / Chairman
Center for Christian Leadership
Dallas Theological Seminary
When your entire board reads this one book ... they all look at the
board’s role with the same assumptions ... regardless of their
backgrounds ... reducing a lot of tensions!
- 8th Printing - A CLASSIC
- Authors have over 100 boards combined experience
- A book you can count on for many adaptable samples
has removed a lot of the ‘practical mist’ that so often surrounds the boardroom experience.
I highly recommend it!"
Dr. Robert Lewis
Creator / Presenter
Little Rock, Arkansas
Career Change / Lifework
TRACTION PAPER (8.5" x11")
Is your current position “just a job”, your next “career move”, or
your “life work”? This profound paper can help you answer these
questions with crystal clarity.
- Questions to help you define your next career move
- 10 defining elements of your “life work”
- Applies to anyone from ages 25–60+
"Your material on the subject of LifeWork was, without
question, one of the most important resources I have received. I have
shared LifeWork with a number of colleagues, and the response has been
unanimous: ‘Can I get a copy?’"
The Rev. Canon Brian Cox,
Christ The King, Episcopal Church
Santa Barbara, California
"Bobb Biehl has been my presidential mentor for over two decades. While widely acclaimed as the consummate mentor and wise conceptualist serving high profile organizations and highly accomplished leaders – Bobb still retains a humble servant’s heart."
Advisor to CEOs
Former President / CEO
Christian Booksellers Association
Colorado Springs, Colorado
"Bobb served on the Focus on the Family board of directors for over
thirty years. I've known him personally for over twenty years. He is a life long
friend. His personal balance and practical wisdom makes him one of my
most trusted advisers."
Focus on the Family
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Church Leadership Academy
Three Ring Notebook / DVD Series
Small Group process for helping you get the leaders in your church / non profit
organization ready – for what God has for you tomorrow!
- 70% discount ONLY for churches and non profit organizations ($1000 value for $290)
- 26 - 30 minute DVDs + 15 minutes of Q/A with each
- Student notebooks - view details for information
- Teacher's outline 3-ring notebook
"I went through the Academy as a part of a group from our
church. We were all owners of our own businesses. This study
has had a major impact in our businesses as well as our church
relations. I am a self employed accountant with my own practice. I
have already used many of these principles in working with my
clients. I highly recommend the Church Leadership Academy
Ken Schilling EA, ATA, ATP
Haltom City, Texas
Depression, Fatigue, Burnout
Three Ring Notebook / DVD Series
5-step easy to remember process
helps focus every session – counseling family members, friends,
colleague, clients, yourself – for the next 50+ years!
For the financial equivalent of a one hour personal counseling session fee you will receive:
- 4 Hours of DVDs … you can watch whenever you like
- A 3-ring notebook and complete lecture outline
- Many graphics you can draw on a thousand napkins while counseling others
"One of the primary contributors to pastors leaving the ministry is
'empathy fatigue' which quickly leads to depression, and burnout. The
'Counseling Yourself' series is a very practical, relatable tool to deal
with this potentially fatal challenge. I highly recommend this DVD series
to any pastor wanting longevity in the ministry."
Care for Pastors
"Knowing a little about dreaming big, I have never seen such an
organized approach to following your heart—and your Life Dream. Dreaming Big!
can help lift individuals and organizations out of mediocrity."
- 31 practical steps for a one month study
- Great team exercise
- Key to moving from being driven to having drive!
"Dream a big dream! Now, grab a pen and paper and Bobb Biehl and Paul Swets will walk you through a life-altering process in their energizing and inspiring book Dreaming Big!
A must-read for those ready to shift their 'inner-drive' into gear."
Dan T. Cathy
President and Chief Operating Officer
"Bobb Biehl has a powerfully effective combination of Solomon - like
wisdom, a servant’s heart, and 35+ years of business / ministry
experience. I always look forward to talking with him,
learning from him, and watching my board of directors glean from his
Holly M. Duncan, M.Ed., LPC
"Bobb Biehl is a gift to the church and her leaders. His wisdom and
ability to see through the fog of a leader's life and into the future is
priceless. Newsong and our alliance of churches around the world are
more focused and effective because of Bobb and his counsel."
"Monkey and the Fish: Liquid Leadership
for a Third Culture Church"
Newport Beach, California
Focusing by Asking
Pop this drive time CD in on any commute / trip to regain crystal clear perspective on your current situation
- Drive time CD you can listen to over and over
- Each time you listen you hear something new
- Teaches questions to ask to help you process life
"Realistically I have listened to Bobb Biehl’s wisdom on the drive
time CD – Focusing By Asking
over 100 times! I have used it time
after time to impact my business, my personal life and the lives of the
many I mentor."
Daniel C. Loney
Loney Financial Corporation
This simple DVD explains why age 9 is the single most shaping year of a human being’s existence.
It explains how it shaped your life, the staff member you are dealing with, or the staff member you are about to hire.
And, how to use this insight to help protect your 9 year old children and grandchildren.
- A 1 hour DVD telling why age 9 is so very life shaping
- Plus-one hour live video audience Q / A session
- Help in knowing how to take advantage of this information in the lives of your children and grandchildren
"If knowing one's past is key to understanding one's future, Bobb
Biehl's 4th Grade
DVD is a crystal ball. The wisdom and knowledge
clearly articulated in this DVD has direct implications / benefits for
every individual, every educator and every parent."
Graysen Walles, M.Div., Ed.D.
High School Principal
You can’t possibly read Heaven to a dying friend without weeping at the sheer beauty ahead in eternity!
- Great gift for older parents / grandparents
- Quantity discounts available to any person with a pastoral care ministry
- Great gift for any friend in the grieving process
is a provocative book providing gripping images of what Heaven might be like. It presents a vivid and inviting picture of Heaven -- especially comforting to one facing imminent death or grieving the loss of a loved one."
Rev. David M. Rockness
First Presbyterian Church, Lake Wales (Retired)
Lake Wales, Florida
"I have had the opportunity to experience Bobb’s leadership wisdom and counsel in different areas and varying dynamics. Bobb’s ability to bring to light what’s needed to achieve a goal and what people will be needed around you to best meet the challenge is truly amazing."
Pastor Jack Hibbs
Founding and Senior Pastor
Calvary Chapel Chino Hills
Chino Hills, California
"Bobb Biehl's clear instruction and direct approach has been a great aid in assisting me in serving those whom God has called me to serve. His willingness to share his experiences and knowledge is rare and powerful."
Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.
First Baptist Church of Glenarden
How to get Engaged
This one book can help you know if you are marrying the right person … and / or, avoid marrying the wrong person … avoiding a painful divorce!
Formerly titled “Getting to Really Know Your Life Mate to Be”
- These 250 fun questions in the 7 areas of life help you get to
know the real person you are about to marry before you ask “Will you?”
or say “I Will”!
- Questions to ask BEFORE you get engaged / married
- Answering the question, “Should I get married?”
"Our staff has given out about 100 copies of
How to Get Engaged
. Each book saves 1-2 counseling sessions looking
for the core pre-marriage issues. I estimate this book has already saved
our team 300-500 hours of counseling time."
Crossings Community Church
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Three Ring Notebook / DVD Series
Get yourself and your team ready TODAY ... for the growth ahead of you TOMORROW!
- 26 different 30-minute DVDs + 15 minutes of Q/A with each
- Teacher’s outline 3-ring notebook
- Student notebooks available – view details for information
"The Leadership Academy
training was insightful, challenging, and
extremely helpful. In a small business, these types of principles are
not a part of any training. Most of the training in a small business is
“on the job”, or focused on marketing / sales. There are very few
programs available to help look at how to plan and run a small business."
db constructors, inc.
The 101 insights Bobb Biehl has counted on / quoted the most often
over the past 35 years! These principles, insights, definitions, rules of thumb can help you in any walk of life … for the rest of your life!
- Great graduation gift (High School or College)
- Great team member development tool
"I thought, if Leadership Insights
is a summary of insights Bobb has found to be significant I should benefit from reading / rereading his insights. Over the next six months I read all 101 insights. Today I find myself quoting and applying them to myself and others. I am one who was very much impacted by Leadership Insights
MEDEBA, Specialists in Adventure Learning
"Let me cut through the fog. There is no one quite like Bobb Biehl. Bobb has mentored me and taken the time to help me with strategic thinking as well as practical techniques on how to ensure that my seminary fulfills its mission. In a word --Bobb Biehl rocks."
Frank A. James III
Gordon – Conwell Theological Seminary
South Hamilton, Massachusetts
"For the past 15 years Bobb Biehl has been the
single greatest influence in my personal development as a leader. Every time I have heard Bobb speak I have left with a sharpened focus and renewed zeal for the future."
Dr. Robert Jeffress
First Baptist Church
Leading with Confidence
Confidence increases dramatically when predictability increases. This one book dramatically
increases the predictability of what to do in a very wide variety of situations every single leader faces in life.
Therefore, increasing any leader’s confidence!
"Leading with Confidence
has been a very practical aid in my work in
Eastern Europe for over 25 years. And, it is still important now as a member of a global church movements team. After the Bible, it has been the most helpful book I have used over the years."
Global Church Movements VP
Campus Crusade for Christ International
Life Focus Sheet
KEY TO STAYING FOCUSED --
Carry one sheet with you at all times to re-focus your life anytime in 10-15 minutes
24 x 7 x 365 x Life!
- DVD - 24 life focusing minutes
- Proven effective for over 15 years!
- Adapt to your own life
"Since using the Life Focus Sheet
consistently for about a year
now, I stay focused and am far more productive, and more naturally
Videographer / Editor
Guiding Light Productions
Expandable Journal (11.5” X 11.5”)
DO NOT lose priceless family memories ... get older family members to answer
these questions while they are still living for future generations of your family ... passing on family stories,
traditions, and values.
- 5th printing - A CLASSIC
- Lots of questions for parents / grandparents to answer
- Can add pages as needed
- Great Gift for Parents / Grandparents
- Featured on Focus on the Family Radio
"The Memories Journal
may be given as a gift to parents or loved ones
so that they can record their family history. It consists of 60
life-covering questions; additionally, each is supported by 3 - 10
co-author of Let’s Make a Memory
with Gloria Gaither
"My time with Bobb Biehl has been enjoyable, encouraging, educational, and life-changing. Bobb has unusual insight and wisdom to address the common and uncommon issues leaders face. By asking a few profound questions and applying a few proven principles, he adds value in any situation."
Dr. L. Ken Jones
Lubbock Christian University
Bobb Biehl has been a major part of the very foundation of UPWARD Sports. Bobb does an incredible job of clearing away the fog making it difficult to see the next steps for your organization. Bobb has a unique gift for spotting unique opportunities and removing roadblocks. We are where we are today much because of his wisdom.
Founder & President
Spartanburg, South Carolina
BOOK OR BOOKLET
A mentoring relationship can easily add a feeling of 30-50% extra life / leadership horsepower to any person. Without a mentor, a person often feels underpowered, as if not living up to her or his true potential.
- 5th printing – A CLASSIC
- Shows you step-by-step how to find a mentor and how to become one
- For Booklets Click Here
"Mentors have played a vital role in my personal, spiritual, and leadership development over the years. Mentoring
is profoundly simple ... and profoundly significant! It brings a totally new level of clarity to the practical aspects of mentoring."
Author & Speaker
Josh McDowell Ministry
Avoid a “Midlife Crisis” by doing a very careful “Midlife Re-evaluation”.
If you, or someone you know, feels lost in the “midlife fog” this is a real “fog cutter”!
- Defining your "life Dream"
- Defining your "Emotional Needs"
- Defining the step-by-step "Midlife Re-evaluation Process"
"This is one of the best books Bobb Biehl has ever written. The "Midlife Map" is easily worth the price of the book. If you or any of your friends are going through midlife ... get a copy!"
Co Founder with Garth Brooks
Team Mates for Kids Foundation
On My Own
These are the principles you wish your parents had taught you before you left home!
- 7th printing - A CLASSIC
- Great Graduation Gift (High School or College)
- Featured on Focus on the Family
"Over the years I have given out approximately 2,000 copies
of the book On My Own
to my adolescent patients when they "graduate" from orthodontic treatment. Their parents are especially delighted, realizing we care about their children's smiles and their success in later life as well."
Dr William L Krieg
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
"Bobb Biehl has added so much value and insight to my ministry that it's hard to quantify. Fact is, many of his leadership principles are so deeply ingrained into my ministry that our staff thinks I thought them up. I didn't. But I'm sure glad he did. They've made a huge difference in my life and our ministry."
North Coast Church
"Bobb asks the right questions that prompt the right
decisions that have helped move our organization forward. His insight has been of tremendous assistance to me and the Family Research Council."
Family Research Council
Relax - This Phase of Your Life
RELAX … Most people hearing this short talk RELAX immediately! And, share it’s freeing insights with at least 3 people in 1-2 days! You will find yourself taking a deep breath and smiling as you experience how much it helps you ... RELAX!
- DVD-39 Minutes
- Brings clear perspective to each decade of life
- Helps you understand parents, children, staff
has helped me, our Board, our senior leaders, and our youngest staff members – better understand ourselves and others. It helps lift the "very heavy load of unrealistic expectations" off of one's shoulders and unlocks understanding, empathy and respect for others at the same time as I've shared it with person after person."
President & CEO
e3 Partners Ministry / I AM SECOND
Staying UP in DOWN Times
8 PROVEN TOOLS:
1. The "North Star", 2. The "Emotional Balance Chart", 3. A List of "Positive Life Milestones", 4. A List of "Lifelong Friends and Acquaintances", 5. "Visual Perspective Chart", 6. The "I Want" Grid, 7. The "Priorities" Grid, 8. The "To Do List" – 90 Days and 1 Year
- DVD-8 proven tools
- 2+ hours of practical perspective
- Effective ages 21-81
Bobb Biehl has consulted with Evangelism Explosion since 1976! Staying UP in DOWN Times
is some of the most practical leadership / management / life tools he has developed in all the years I have known him.
Dr. John B. Sorensen
Evangelism Explosion International
Stop Setting Goals
Approximately 15% of the people within 100 miles of you at this moment are naturally oriented by / energized by GOALS! Approximately 80% of the people are naturally oriented by / energized by PROBLEMS! Approximately 5% of the people are naturally oriented by / energized by OPPORTUNITIES!
- Key to understanding your own motivational patterns and those of your spouse and children.
- Critical understanding for anyone in any leadership / management position responsible for motivating a team
"I can name four paradigm-shifting business classics: The Effective Executive
, Future Shock
, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
, and Stop Setting Goals
Dr. Joel C. Robertson, Pharm.D.
Chairman and CEO
Robertson Research Institute
"Any time I have spent with Bobb Biehl has been extremely valuable. His leadership and management insights are, in my experience, without a peer."
Greg Pritchard PhD
European Leadership Forum
"For years I have been mentored by Bobb, so imagine my excitement of being able to share him through his leadership tools. I now use Bobb’s tools in the development of leaders in the downtown of our city. Personally, I have replicated the principles found in these tools on a thousand serviettes (napkins)!"
Rev. Dr. Carson Pue
First Baptist Church
By reading one book ... your whole team can have one planning process they all understand ... regardless of her / his background.
- Formerly titled: Masterplanning
- Book -- 8th printing - A CLASSIC
- One simple process applies to groups large or small
- Proven over hundreds of organizations
"The Strategic Planning process was
for us the most important step in launching
our drive for excellence. A dozen years and
four revisions later, it's still our lighthouse."
The Bowery Mission and
Kids With a Promise
New York, New York
Strategic Planning Arrow
PLANNING SHEET (24” X 36”)
See your whole team’s one integrated plan … past, present, future … on one large sheet of paper everyone understands ... one “sheet of music”!
- Formerly titled:“Masterplanning Arrow”
- 29th printing - A CLASSIC
- Gives you a 50,000 foot view of any organization
- Easily transferable to team members
"After 30 years of using and teaching the Strategic Planning Arrow
calling it a 'practical, proven, highly transferable' tool would be an major understatement! The profound simplicity of the Arrow has been clarifying to individuals needing direction for their life, business or ministry. I've taught the 'Arrow' with equal success in India, Mexico and South America. "
Rev. Claude Robold
New Covenant Church
Strategic Planning Work Sheet
WORK SHEET (11” X 17”)
Helps your staff think through every major project BEFORE they bring it to you – doubling your delegating confidence – and, their planning confidence!
- Formerly titled - "Masterplanning Strategy Work Sheet"
- One work sheet helps you systematically think through the basics of any major project
- Saves you hours in assigning staff projects
The Strategic Planning Work Sheet gives you a practical step-by-step work sheet to help you quickly think through a solid success strategy for each of your / your team's priorities.
"There is not a man alive that has helped me more than Bobb Biehl. Initially as I read his books and listened to him speak I gleaned from his insight and management ability. Today, he continues to have a radical impact on me and on NorthWood. It is his counsel and insight I value most."
Dr. Bob Roberts
"Bobb Biehl's profound counsel to the Alliance Defense Fund literally moved us from dreams to reality. Bobb taught us how to focus our communications about what God was doing and people responded at an amazing level."
Alan E. Sears, Esq.
President, CEO and General Counsel
Alliance Defense Fund
Self Scoring Inventory (8 ½” X 11”)
The Team Profile helps you and your team get “Round Pegs in Round Holes”! The Team Profile also lets you tell others: what makes you tick! What turns you on! What burns you out!
- 16th printing - A CLASSIC
- Key to helping you understand your personal “fulfillment” and your “burnout” point
"The Team Profile
has proved to be an invaluable tool. We use it with every potential hire and team member. It's a profoundly simple tool that helps us quickly identify what roles and assignments will most likely energize or emotionally drain a person."
Dr. Larry Osborne
North Coast Church
Ten Most Wanted
Bulletin Insert (5.5” X 8.5”)
Whenever you are challenging others on the subject of EVANGELISM ... the TEN MOST WANTED bulletin inserts / cards are a very practical action assignment. Proven to be effective for over 20 years, in hundreds of settings, complimenting a wide range of speakers with a wide range of delivery styles!
- Most frequently used as a bulletin insert
- Can be used as a simple speaking hand out
- Tear out "wallet sized" card to carry with you
"One of the greatest evangelistic tools I’ve seen in the last 30 years is the Ten Most Wanted
We gave a copy to 2,300 people and had a very enthusiastic response.
I am encouraging every pastor to try it."
Dr. Ron Rand
Presbyterian Church, USA
Want to be President?
Are you simply responding to the pressures you are feeling from others in your life to become PRESIDENT (CEO, Executive Director, Managing Partner, Owner, Senior Pastor)? Are you feeling great pressure to take the next promotion? Let this one DVD help you decide to say, “YES” or “NO”!
- DVD - 32 Minutes
- Watch alone .. discussion not required for clear decision!
- Understand why the thought of “being the ‘Senior Leader’ someday” is putting emotional pressure on you today!
There is a very common assumption in society that everyone wants to be president of something someday ... or, should ... WRONG! Only a very small percentage of men and women ever aspire to be president of anything anywhere at any time. Are you sure you want to be a senior executive? Let this one DVD help you decide.
"Bobb has had a significant influence on
Chick-fil-A. His consulting is both challenging and insightful. Bobb understands people and knows how to help them unlock their untapped potential."
Sr. Vice-President Operations
Chick -fil-A, Incorporated
I can say with conviction that everything I have
done with Bobb Biehl has been worth ten times what it cost in its impact on our firm's effectiveness.
Why You Do What You Do
This book is the result of more than 50,000 hours behind the defense systems of some of the finest, emotionally healthy leaders of our generation. This model was developed to maximize “healthy” people with a few emotional “mysteries” still unanswered.
- 5th printing - A CLASSIC
- Available as a Downloadable Version
- Systematic...making behavior understandable
"This is the fastest tool I've ever seen for getting right
to the heart of the really emotional issues, a profoundly simple understanding of both problems and Solutions—in lay terms."
Host - # 1 talk show "New Life Live"
Founder - Women of Faith conferences
Wisdom of a Grandfather
“If I could just sit and chat with my great grandchildren 100 years from now – here are some of the life insights I would share from my 35 years of business / life experience” – Bobb Biehl
- A set of 7 DVDs
- Any one of the DVDs is worth the price of the set
- The results of 35+ years of exposure to over 500 organizations and 50,000 hours of consulting are predictable!
DVD SET INCLUDES
- Life Long Student
- Defining Your Single Greatest Strength
- Fog Cutters
- Napkin Graphics
- The Big Picture Perspective
- Building a Solid Team
- Annual Career Path Discussion
Last year more people ordered the following tools as much or more digitally as in hard copy. At the same time many did want this valuable content. So we decided to stop printing them / stop taking up warehouse space. We decided to make them available only via digital down load. Enjoy!
- Wisdom and experience you will not find anywhere else
- Classics over 10+ years
- Proven in a very wide variety of settings with a wide variety of personalities
CURRENTLY 6 TITLES
- Building Your First Church Building
- Encouraging Your Team
- Event Planning – Ed Trenner
- Presidential Profile
- Staff Evaluation – 135 Checklist
- Writing Your First Book