The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership (Hardcover)

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    James C. Hunter is principal consultant of J. D. Hunter Associates, a labor relations and training consulting firm located near Detroit. He is a sought-after public speaker and trainer primarily in the areas of servant leadership and community (team) building. He resides in Michigan with his wife and daughter and can be reached online at www.jameshunter.com.
    With a new introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career.

    In this absorbing tale, you watch the timeless principles of servant leadership unfold through the story of John Daily, a businessman whose outwardly successful life is spiraling out of control. He is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. To get his life back on track, he reluctantly attends a weeklong leadership retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery.

    To John's surprise, the monk leading the seminar is a former business executive and Wall Street legend. Taking John under his wing, the monk guides him to a realization that is simple yet profound: The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice.
    Along with John, you will learn that the principles in this book are neither new nor complex. They don't demand special talents; they are simply based on strengthening the bonds of respect, responsibility, and caring with the people around you. Perhaps this is why The Servant has touched readers from all walks of life—because its message can be applied by anyone, anywhere—at home or at work.

    If you are tired of books that lecture instead of teach; if you are searching for ways to improve your leadership skills; if you want to understand the timeless virtues that lead to lasting and meaningful success, then this book is one you cannot afford to miss.

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    ISBN 9780761513698
    Genre BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 187
    Publisher Date 1998-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Crown Businss
    Copyright Year 1998
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Height 8.75 in
    Language English
    Subtitle A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Hunter, James C.
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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      This classic management parable is new again in the age of employee engagement struggles. The corporate world has come full circle through institutionalization, process, and systems building right back to the basics of human interaction. You are not a corporation; you are a person. They are not resources; they are people. Review the golden rule and you know everything you need to be an effective leader. The Servant should be required reading for every manager everywhere. If you haven't read it lately, I recommend an immediate reread.

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