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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: William Morrow
Publication Date: 1999
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Leadership by the Book is an exceptional new book, brimming with insights, ideas, tools, and tactics for becoming a successful leader. Written in the parable format of Ken Blanchard's bestselling The One Minute Manager. and Raving Fans, it tells the story of a professor and a minister who school a young professional in management skills and ethics. Citing Jesus as a source for practical lessons in effective leadership, the authors explore the concept of "servant leadership" and offer simple strategies for bringing vision and values to any organization. Individuals will learn how to:
- Achieve goals without sacrificing character or faith
- Inspire and sustain commitment and others to give their best
- Build teamwork and celebrate successes
- Find personal passion and meaning in work
Sure to be required reading for managers and employees, Leadership by the Book can also be applied in day-to-day life by parents, coaches, entrepreneurs, and community leaders everywhere.
Ken Blanchard, PhD, is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored 60 books, including Raving Fans and Gung Ho! (with Sheldon Bowles). His groundbreaking works have been translated into over 40 languages and their combined sales total more than 21 million copies. In 2005 he was inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time. The recipient of numerous leadership awards and honors, he is cofounder with his wife, Margie, of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a leading international training and consulting firm.
AlandWyndaMinot, NDAge: Under 18Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A modern parable that can impact leadersDecember 15, 2012AlandWyndaMinot, NDAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4Rather than just put the principles of leadership in a typical non-fiction format, the authors, Blanchard, Hybels and Hodges, use the format of a story to get their points across. Jesus often told stories in the forms of parables to instruct his followers.
By using this method the authors use the characters and their experiences to help leaders relate to the situations and circumstances and hopefully grow from them (seeing how they can apply the key points and theories in their own lives).
While I appreciate the effort, and the principles explained, I think I would have actually preferred more of a text book approach.