Chapters in The Culture of Empowerment

Chapters in The Culture of Empowerment

To give you a snapshot of the content within Steve Backlund's new book, The Culture of Empowerment: How to Champion People, we've provided the chapter titles from the book below. Scroll further for a link to purchase your copy and learn more!


  • Foreword by Wendy Backlund
  • Introduction 
  • Empowerment Assessment 
  • Chapters by Steve Backlund (with contributions by Melissa Amato)
    • 1 – What is Empowerment? 
    • 2 – Empowering Beliefs 
    • 3 – Empowering Yourself by Wendy Backlund
    • 4 – Being an Empowering Person 
    • 5 – Empowering Language 
    • 6 – Establishing a Culture of Empowerment 
    • 7 – Choosing Who to Empower & When 
    • 8 – Increasing the Likelihood of Being Empowered 
    • 9 – Creating an Empowering Leadership Training Program 
    • 10 – Empowering Meetings – Part One 
  • Chapters by Phil Backlund
    • 11 – Empowering Others Through Listening 
    • 12 – Empowering Public Speaking 
    • 13 – Creating a Positive Communication Climate 
    • 14 – Empowering Ways to Work with Challenging People 
    • 15 – Empowering Meetings – Part Two 
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A – Practical Steps to Grow as an Empowering Leader 
    • Appendix B – Testimonies of Steve’s Mentoring 
    • Appendix C – Intern/Volunteer Team Resources 
    • Appendix D – Empowering Staff Appraisal 
    • Appendix E – Grace Place: The Culture of Empowerment in Action 
    • Appendix F – Ten Keys to Lessen Team Relationship Challenges 
    • Additional Resources from Steve and Wendy Backlund 


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Steve Backlund was a senior pastor for seventeen years before joining the team at Bethel Church in Redding, CA in 2008. Steve is a leader developer, joy activist, a revivalist teacher, and as Senior Associate Director, is a key part of the Global Legacy (a ministry of Bethel Church) leadership team. He travels extensively throughout the world encouraging churches and leaders and has authored a number of books.

For more, check out Steve's iTunes podcast, YouTube Channel, Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram.