Roy Goble
Roy Goble
Salvaged, a new book by Roy Goble


Leadership Lessons Pulled from the Junkyard

Leadership can be found anywhere, not just the boardroom. It's not only for those with a platform or a high-profile position. Become the leader you were born to be.


Become a leader of substance and consequence, no matter your occupation.

This book will help you become a leader of substance and consequence, no matter your occupation. Small business owners, middle managers, and pastors of small churches are just a few who will appreciate this book. Not to mention construction workers, nurses, and single parents!


Why another crappy leadership book?

This is not another leadership book about how to run Apple or Google. Because most of us don't live in that universe. We're not trying to change the world, we just want to make a few bucks and get our kids through college.

In Salvaged, Roy Goble brings leadership conversations off the pedestal and down to where we really live and work. He doesn't claim to be a thought leader or guru. In fact, Roy says "the only people who should write leadership books are the ones who have failed while attempting to follow Jesus in the workplace." 


“Nothing Roy does as a grown-up surprises me, in a good way, because I’ve known him for so long. See, back when the rest of us kids were still trying to figure it all out, Roy was already leading. Not that he had it all figured out either. He just refused to let a lack of certainty stop him! Roy lives the same way today. Leadership is built into his character, and he’s never tuned it out or turned it off.

Bob Goff, author of Love Does and Everybody, Always


"Salvaged is the common-sense leadership guide you've been waiting for. I say ‘guide’ because Roy doesn’t insist on one-size-fits-all conclusions. Rather, he explores the terrain of everyday leadership, from the junkyard all the way to the boardroom, and invites his readers along on the journey. By turns self-effacing, serious, and humorous, Roy encourages readers to ask better questions, demand better answers, and most of all to laugh at themselves."

Mark Zoradi, CEO, Cinemark Holdings
Former President, Walt Disney Motion Picture Group


"Salvaged is the leadership book I have been waiting for. Through the power of story Roy uses humor, honesty, and the cold hard truth about teams, self-awareness and working with people. This is a journey through life lessons and the wisdom that comes from the process of turning wounds into scarce, the evidence of healing. The authenticity displayed by Roy makes you want sit down with him to hear even more."

– Romal Tune, author of Love Is an Inside Job: Getting Vulnerable with God


"The scope of Roy's leadership journey is staggering. His stories will jar dormant parts of your brain in to life and his insights from those stories will have you thinking about leadership and following Jesus is new and refreshing ways. The pages of this book will make you laugh and drop your jaw, perhaps two of the most powerful ways to make us reimagine.

Nancy Ortberg, CEO, Transforming the Bay with Christ


31 irreverent, funny, real-life stories that explore the messy reality of following Jesus and leading


Perfect People Make Lousy Leaders



Profanity Must Be Earned



Your Business Will Fail (Get Over It)



Boring is Good



It’s Good to Have Friends in Low Places



Never Buy Cheap Champagne


and 25 more!


Improve your personal leadership, or engage your entire team.


For Individuals

Become a leader of substance and consequence, no matter who you are.

For Teams & Groups

Use as a curriculum with your entire leadership team or staff.

For Churches

Empower your people to live as leaders as they follow Jesus.

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"If your leadership isn't pointing towards Jesus, then it is flawed leadership." 


About Roy Goble

Roy is the author of Junkyard Wisdom and Salvaged. He is also the CEO of Goble Properties, a real estate investment company based in Silicon Valley, and co-founder of PathLight International, a nonprofit based in Belize—while still finding time to visit and learn from friends and ministry partners around the world. Roy lives with his wife, D’Aun, in Livermore, CA.