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....
The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership (Hardcover)
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 lifebecause its message can be applied by anyone, anywhereat 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.
|Genre||BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership|
|Publisher Date||1998-09-01 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.9 lb|
|Subtitle||A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership|
|Authors||Hunter, James C.|
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