The Captain’s Log

The Captain’s Log

Leadership and Sailing: Discovering the Biblical Connections

John Piotraschke


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Organizations cannot be healthy if the leader isn’t healthy. In The Captain’s Log, author John Piotraschke offers a collection of twenty-two, Biblically based leadership principles taught and expounded on through the symbolism embedded in sailing. Developed with the leader in mind, the principles are designed to revive, restore, and review individual leadership and organizational effectiveness. They are interconnected concepts that move to the heart of helping leaders grow themselves and their organizations.

Each principle begins with a short story or explanation connected to an aspect of sailing. Following the description, Piotraschke poses an enduring, reflective question and cites a Biblical reference. He provides a brief study of each idea, discusses key variables, and offers applicable summations, editorials, Biblical teachings, and quotes. In addition, he blends a collection of experiences and stories meant to make the principles come alive.

The Captain’s Log seeks to have the wind of God fill your soul—and your sails—and carry your life and ministry to the destinations you’ve dreamed of.


John Piotraschke:

John Piotraschke spent thirty-five years in public education as a teacher, principal, and director of teaching and learning; organized two nonprofits; and currently serves as the CEO of SAILS UP 4 HIM. Piotraschke has devoted his life to leadership and to engaging leaders in the process of reviving, restoring, and reviewing.