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Number of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 7.13 X 5 (inches)
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William Pentak has twenty-two years of proven success in revitalizing under-performing organizations. An author, columnist, pastor, consultant and speaker, he has traveled across the nation delivering keynote addresses and seminars. An MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, William was one of the last hires made by Enron before the company imploded in bankruptcy. He currently works in External Communications at Reliant Energy in Houston, Texas.
Pentak tells of his days as a young reporter, when he was granted an exclusive interview with Theodore McBride, one of the most respected CEOs in America. He immediately discerned that McBride was different from most top executives. Accompanying him to an open range where sheep are grazing, Pentak impatiently waited as McBride inspected and cared for each member of his bleating flock. Thinking that he is wasting his time, the reporter failed to grasp the visual illustration being played out right before his eyes.
The ideas in this book are refreshing, though they are not really new; they were passed down to McBride by a former professor, Dr. Jack Neumann, as a means of equipping him for his first position in leadership.
McBride relayed seven basic leadership principles: (1) know the condition of your flock; (2) discover the shape of your sheep; (3) help your sheep identify with you; (4) make your pasture a safe place; (5) use the staff of direction; (6) the rod of correction; and, (7) the heart of the shepherd.
Leman and Pentak team-up to bring these very down-to-earth leadership concepts to those in management who are eager to cultivate a healthy workplace and a productive workforce. Dr. Leman is an internationally known psychologist, business consultant, award-winning author and speaker. Pentak has twenty-two years of experience in assisting struggling organizations, and is a writer, pastor, consultant, and speaker.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and recommend it to anyone serving in leadership, whether private or public. The Way of the Shepherd would make a great teaching tool. Nancy Brown, Christian Book Previews.com
Department Head5 Stars Out Of 5Great leadership discussion toolApril 13, 2015Department HeadQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5After reading this book, I purchased five more copies to share with my colleagues so we could read and discuss it as a management team. Succinctly stated and timeless, these principles are presented in an engaging manner conducive to discussion and practical application.
I a n5 Stars Out Of 5life lessonsJanuary 9, 2015I a nThe way of the shepherd gives simple but important life lessons on how to treat the people that work with you and for you. It gives us the tools to have the best team in any situation, whether business, ministry or even sports, the reason is it is based on the Good Shepherd and how He tells us to take care of His sheep, if we follow His example we will have great results.
jeshurunAvinger,TXAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5This is a great book.April 13, 2013jeshurunAvinger,TXAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If anybody is interested in taking on the responsibility of leadership, read this book first-it lays the ground rules.
GraceNeededThe Woodlands, TXAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5For current an future leadersFebruary 7, 2013GraceNeededThe Woodlands, TXAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book was an easy read. I read about four chapters at B&N then bought the book from Christianbook and finished it rather quickly. It reads as if you're a fly on the wall during some very personal teaching, mentoring, friendship building discussions. I plan to have my boys read it and buy more copies as gifts.
grumps415Age: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5April 16, 2012grumps415Age: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is great for anyone who is entering a management position to have, it gives you Great insight of how to manage in a Godly way and in a personal way as well. I Highly recommend it for it has helped me in my position at work and even my Church as a leader.