Dr. C. Tracy Reynolds

Second Chair Leadership

How To Serve, Thrive, & Lead From Where You Play

Second-chair leadership matters. Who we are, what we do, and how we do it as second chair leaders may determine the success or failure of our team, our mission, or our longevity. I am inviting you to journey with me through a comprehensive tour of the multifaceted world of leadership from the second chair in the grand hope that you will thrive from wherever you sit in your organization.

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Tracy Reynolds offers a fresh perspective on the issue of leading when you’re not the one at the top, which is where most of us spend our lives. The ideas are both practical and heartfelt. This book stands out from others on this subject, as it’s full of stories, strategies and steps to take to influence from the ‘second chair.’ You don’t have to be a musician to get it. I highly recommend this book.”

Tim Elmore

Founder, growingleaders.com

“In his book, Second Chair Leadership, my close friend Tracy Reynolds captures the team spirit of true leadership. No leader stands alone by himself or herself in championing any noteworthy cause. A true leader is able to serve as a magnet that attracts talented leaders, instills in them his or her vision and molds them into a cohesive unit.”

Dr. David Cooper

Pastor, Mount Paran Church, Atlanta, GA

“For the past 20+ years, I have had the remarkable privilege of watching Tracy Reynolds lead with organizational clarity, passion, and mission from ‘the second chair.’ The principles and values that Tracy shares in this timely leadership book are more than helpful suggestions; they are the practice of his life.”

Tony Vismor

Lead Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church


Dr. C. Tracy Reynolds

Dr. C. Tracy Reynolds: With over forty years in pastoral ministry, Tracy has served in multiple capacities within the church, as a college professor, a VP in higher education, and as an associate trainer for John Maxwell’s EQUIP. He is a lifelong learner in leadership, discipleship, and organizational development. Tracy currently serves at Grace Fellowship in
Watkinsville, GA, and co-hosts Next Step Leadership, a podcast with Chris Maxwell.
He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for over forty years. They have two grown children and three granddaughters. He loves jazz, coffee, Braves baseball, and spending time with the tiny people that call him “Papa.”

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