The Servant

A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership

Author: James C. Hunter

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307453563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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With a new introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career, this book redefines what it means to be a leader. 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. The Servant's 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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The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle

How to Become a Servant Leader

Author: James C. Hunter

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 1400080878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1462

To lead is not to be “the boss,” the “head honcho,” or “the brass.” To lead is to serve. Although serving may imply weakness to some, conjuring up a picture of the CEO waiting on the workforce hand and foot, servant leadership is actually a robust, revolutionary idea that can have significant impact on an organization’s performance. Jim Hunter champions this hard/soft approach to leadership, which turns bosses and managers into coaches and mentors. By “hard,” Hunter means that servant leaders can be hard-nosed, even autocratic, when it comes to the basics of running the business: determining the mission (where the company is headed) and values (what the rules are that govern the journey) and setting standards and accountability. Servant leaders don’t commission a poll or take a vote when it comes to these critical fundamentals. After all, that’s what a leader’s job is, and people look to the leader to set the course and establish standards. But once that direction is provided, servant leaders turn the organizational structure upside down. They focus on giving employees everything they need to win, be it resources, time, guidance, or inspiration. Servant leaders know that providing for people and engaging hearts and minds foster a workforce that understands the benefits of striving for the greater good. The emphasis is on building authority, not power; on exerting influence, not intimidation. While many believe that servant leadership is a wonderful, inspiring idea, what’s been missing is the how-to, the specifics of implementation. Jim Hunter shows how to do the right thing for the people you lead. A servant leader or a self-serving leader: Which one are you? With Jim Hunter’s guidance, everyone has the potential to develop into a leader with character who leads with authority. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Culture

Creating Excellence with Those You Lead by Growing Leaders and Building Community

Author: James C. Hunter

Publisher: JDH

ISBN: 9781944878559

Category: Cultural competence

Page: 179

View: 3574

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The Servant Leader

How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Perf ormance

Author: James A. Autry

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307422354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 844

A Practical Guide to Using the Principles of Servant Leadership Leadership is a calling. And servant leadership—the idea that managing with respect, honesty, love, and spirituality empowers employees—helps individuals answer that calling. Bestselling author and former Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry reveals the servant leader’s tools, a set of skills and ideals that will transform the way business is done. It helps leaders nurture the needs and goals of those who look to them for leadership. The result is a more productive, successful, and happier organization, and a more meaningful life for the leader. Autry reveals how to remain true to the servant leadership model when handling day-to-day and long-term management situations, including how to: •Provide guidance during conflict and crisis •Assure your continued growth and progress as a leader •Train managers in the principles of servant leadership •Transform a company with morale problems into a great place to work Practiced by one-third of the companies on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, servant leadership is a thriving philosophy. Ultimately, Autry explores how it can be a valuable, refreshing, and rewarding approach to leading others in business life.
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The Journey to Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership

Building the Company Every Person Dreams of Working for and Every President Has a Vision of Leading

Author: Bill B. Flint

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449731961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Building The Company Every Person Dreams Of Working For And Every President Has A Vision Of Leading. With today's tough economic environment and declining trust in leaders, companies are in desperate need of leaders who can provide the vision, goals, and direction needed to develop and maximize the full potential of their people and the business results. The Journey To Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership was written to help organizations and leaders understand that building a sustainable competitive advantage depends on how people are treated--and the best way to create a competitive advantage is by developing an environment of caring, mutual trust and respect between the leaders and their people.Servant leaders have learned that focusing their efforts and strategy on developing the full potential of their associates helps create a winning partnership for the people and the business. To help leaders develop this collaborative environment, the author shares his own leadership journey both the successes and struggles. He compiles the lessons of a lifetime into one comprehensive document that can help point the way for leaders to the fulfilling life of "servant leadership"-that powerful, almost mystical capability to help people achieve beyond their fondest dreams, while living a life of faith and making priceless contributions to the people God brings into their life. He takes a highly ethical and moral approach to developing employees, leading your business and balancing your life. He provides practical examples of how to build a business of which you can be proud by helping people succeed and achieve their goals which is a time proven way to ensure that you too will succeed.If you are seeking to improve your career, be a leader in all you do, build a business of integrity, or balance your life with better relationships - this book is for you! "A thought provoking and insightful look into the oft en underestimated and misunderstood field of leadership in business; Bill Flint s "The Journey to Competitive Advantage through Servant Leadership" offers a pragmatic Golden Rule guide to being a responsible and inspiring leader. A must read book for professional and personal enlightenment in what it takes to bring the best out in your people and yourself." Dr. Stormy T. W. Hicks, Ph.D., Former President & COO of J.B. Poindexter Co., and ITT Automotive, and Executive Director of Ford Motor Company.
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Servant Leadership

A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness

Author: Robert K. Greenleaf

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809105543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

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Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere. Yet in these days of Enron and what VISA CEO Dee Hock calls our "era of massive institutional failure," Greenleaf's seminal work must reach the mainstream now more than ever.Servant Leadership--?helps leaders find their true power and moral authority to lead.?helps those served become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous.?encourages collaboration, trust, listening, and empowerment.?offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix.?extends beyond business for leaders of all types of groups.
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Servant Leadership in Action

How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results

Author: Ken Blanchard,Renee Broadwell

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523093986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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“The only way to create great relationships and results is through servant leadership. It's all about putting other people first.” – from the foreword by John Maxwell We've all seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way: servant leadership. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. This collection features forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and practitioners—prominent business executives, bestselling authors, and respected spiritual leaders—who offer advice and tools for implementing this proven, but for some still radical, leadership model. Edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, this is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.
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Focus on Leadership

Servant-Leadership for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Larry C. Spears,Michele Lawrence

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471171190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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This collection of inspiring essays focuses on the practice of servant-leadership in organizational and business settings. Focus on Leadership addresses how servant-leadership is now increasingly recognized as being on the forefront of emerging leadership thinking. This book features a Foreword by Ken Blanchard as well as writing from: Hamilton Beazley * Julie Beggs * Warren Bennis * Ken Blanchard * John C. Bogle * Rubye Howard Braye * John Burkhardt * John Carver * Stephen R. Covey * Max DePree * K. Brian Dorval * Kent A. Farnsworth * Tamyra L. Freeman * Robert K. Greenleaf * Dee Hock * Scott G. Isaksen * Joseph Jaworski * Michael Jones * Ann McGee-Cooper * Russ S. Moxley * Nancy Larner Ruschman * John P. Schuster * James D. Showkeir * Ruth Mercedes Smith * Larry C. Spears * Duane Trammell * David S. Young * Scott W. Webster * Margaret Wheatley * Judy Wicks * Lea E. Williams * Danah Zohar
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Why Leadership Sucks

Fundamentals of Level 5 Leadership and Servant Leadership

Author: Miles Anthony Smith

Publisher: Kompelling Publishing

ISBN: 0988405318

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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What is leadership? How do we define leadership? What is servant leadership? What are the most effective leadership characteristics? Do you wish your company had a leadership development program, or are you frustrated with organizational leadership? Do you wonder why some leadership styles suck? You are not alone. So why does leadership suck? It sucks because real leadership is hard, requires selfless service, and because the buck stops here. Servant leadership or Level 5 leadership is uncomfortable, humbling, self-denying, painful, and counter-intuitive; nonetheless, christian leadership is the only kind of leadership that brings lasting results, genuine happiness, and true self-fulfillment. The book is divided into four parts: Part 1: To serve or not to serve. Effective leadership characteristics require servant leadership. Part 2: Do what's best for your organization. Discusses various aspects of organizational leadership and culture Part 3: Humility 101. Leadership principles of self-examination, apologies, authenticity, controlling and displaying emotions, and handling adversity. Part 4: Specific management situations, focusing on business leadership competencies Here is what you will learn from Miles and experience in Why Leadership Sucks? 1. Define leadership in general and the servant leadership style specifically. 2. Why christian leadership matters and is a better long-term strategy. 3. Develop leadership competencies with practical action steps. 4. Learn from real world examples from the author's organizational leadership experience. 5. Quotes on leadership help highlight and introduce sections within each chapter. To discover why servant leadership is frustrating and learn practical leadership principles for your leadership journey, download a sample or purchase Why Leadership Sucks now.
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The Power of Servant-Leadership

Author: Robert K. Greenleaf

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626563926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Based on the seminal work of Robert K. Greenleaf, a former AT&T executive who coined the term almost thirty years ago, servant-leadership emphasizes an emerging approach to leadership—one which puts serving others, including employees, customers, and community, first. The Power of Servant Leadership is a collection of eight of Greenleaf's most compelling essays on servant-leadership. These essays, published together in one volume for the first time, contain many of Greenleaf's best insights into the nature and practice of servant-leadership and show his continual refinement of the servant-as-leader concept. In addition, several of the essays focus on the related issues of spirit, commitment to vision, and wholeness.
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Creating Magic

10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney

Author: Lee Cockerell

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 0385523866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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Drawing on the concepts and principles taught at the Disney Institute, a former Disney executive introduces a series of strategies designed to promote "magic" within any organization, enhanced by real-life anecdotes and sound business advice.
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The Servant-Leadership Style of Jesus

A Biblical Strategy for Leadership Development

Author: Dale Roach

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512727326

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Have you ever thought about the leadership style of Jesus Christ? There has never been anyone who has had an influence on the world the same as Jesus. He began His ministry with a small group of men who He equipped to change the world. Jesuss strategy of leading did not focus on prestige, wealth, power, or force. The plan of Jesus, from the start of His ministry, was to be a servant-leader. The servant-leadership style of Jesus is a strategy that will benefit any organization, business, charity group, or congregation.
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Leading with Wisdom

Sage Advice From 100 Experts

Author: Jann Freed

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562868705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Inspire others to achieve high performance! Jann Freed takes the advice of more than 100 respected leaders and distills it into eight practices that underpin what it means to be a connected, engaged, and successful leader. She captures the insights of heavyweights such as Warren Bennis, Peter Senge, Stephen Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, Peter Block, and Margaret Wheatley, to present what works and what doesn’t. • Use the workshop and personal development suggestions to apply the eight practices into your daily life. • Learn from the words and personal stories of highly respected leaders. • Integrate the best of yourself and your life into your daily tasks and roles.
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Servant Leader

Author: Ken Blanchard

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418561525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 7805

Best-selling author of The One-Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard, along with Phil Hodges, reveals the meaning of servant leadership modeled after Jesus Christ. Based on Blanchard's and Hodges' Faith Walk seminars, business leaders come to realize that teams are more powerful than the sum of the individuals and to recognize their people as appreciating assets. Servant Leader summarizes the Four Dimensions of Leadership: the head (leadership assumptions and methods) the hands (application and leadership behavior) the heart (edging God out) the habits (solitude, prayer, study of scripture, unconditional love, etc.) The thousands who have attended his seminars witnessed the transforming power of this unconventional approach. Readers seeking to grow as leaders and business executives will find Servant Leader nothing short of life-changing.
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The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN: 1418508233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 1903

“The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader gets straight to the heart of leadership issues. Maxwell once again touches on the process of developing the art of leadership by giving the reader practical tools and insights into developing the qualities found in great leaders.” - Kenneth Blanchard, Coauthor of The One Minute Manager® “Dr. John Maxwell is the authority on leadership today. His innovative yet timeless principles on how to effectively lead others have personally impacted my life and my business. This is a must-read for any organization that wants to succeed in the new millennium.” -Peter Lowe, President of Peter Lowe International and Peter Lowe’s SUCCESS Seminars “My dear friend John Maxwell has proven his ability to lead leaders. I anticipate learning even more from his new book.” -Max Lucado, Author of Just Like Jesus
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Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership

Practicing the Wisdom of Leading by Serving

Author: James W. Sipe,Don M. Frick

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 158768490X

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: N.A

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Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership (Rev.) offers concrete, functional skills necessary to practice servant leadership—to lead by serving first.
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Leading Leaders

How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, and Powerful People

Author: Jeswald W. Salacuse

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814429006

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Expert Help for the Special Challenges of Managing Other Leaders Whether you were born a leader or have had leadership thrust upon you, you’re in for a whole new set of challenges when managing other leaders. Think of the qualities that have brought you to a leadership role: your vision, confidence, and charisma, or perhaps your experience, unique skills, expertise, or network of powerful allies. Now remind yourself that other leaders share some or all of these qualities with you. The leaders you are called upon to lead may be other executives, highly educated experts, investors, board members, government officials, doctors, lawyers, or other professionals. The potential contributions of these elites to any organization are vital, but the likelihood of friction is also high if you don’t manage relationships carefully. In any case, they are people with significant resources -- and strong opinions. How do you leverage the assets of the talented and powerful while making sure that egos remain unbruised? Leading Leaders breaks the challenge down into the Seven Daily Tasks of Leadership, and shows you how to carry out each task when you have to manage other leaders. The seven tasks and the special challenges they entail in leading leaders are: 1. Direction How do you negotiate a vision for the organization that other leaders will buy into? 2. Integration How do you make stars a team? 3. Mediation How do you resolve conflicts over turf and power among other leaders so the organization can move forward? 4. Education How do you educate people who think they are already educated? 5. Motivation How do you move other leaders who already seem “to have everything” to do the right thing for the organization? 6. Representation How do you lead your organization’s outside constituents while still leading leaders inside? 7. Trust Creation How do you gain and keep other leaders’ trust, the vital capital that your own leadership depends on? Drawing on the author’s own leadership experience as well as his research in the corporate, political, academic, and professional worlds, Leading Leaders answers these questions with a clear set of effective rules for all managers to follow in successfully leading other leaders.
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Lead with a Story

A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire

Author: Paul Smith

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 0814420303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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"Features powerful stories for 21 of the toughest challenges businesspeople face"--Jacket.
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The Leader Habit

Master the Skills You Need to Lead--in Just Minutes a Day

Author: Martin LANIK

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814439357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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In leadership as in life, only practice makes perfect. Habits are powerful. They can lock us into negative behaviors (like snacking and smoking) or train us to act automatically in ways that benefit us (such as putting on a seat belt). Routines quietly undergird large portions of what we do and how we function. Habit formation can speed success in the workplace as well—even in complex areas like leadership. The Leader Habit spotlights 22 essential leadership abilities, breaking them down into a series of small, learnable behaviors. The accompanying 5-minute exercises help you practice each of these new skills until they stick. Drawn from a study of hundreds of leaders across the globe, the book’s simple formula focuses on developing one skill at a time: sell the vision, delegate well, innovate often, empower others, overcome resistance, build strategic relationships, focus on customers, listen actively, negotiate effectively, and more. Many of us aspire to great leadership . . . consuming books and training. But unless you intentionally reinforce the right behaviors, results are fleeting. This eye-opening and original book builds the “muscle memory” to turn leadership skills into lasting habits.
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A Manager's Guide to Coaching

Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best From Your People

Author: Anne Loehr,Brian Emerson

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814410813

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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To stay on top, companies need to do more than just tread water—they need to grow. And that means that their employees need to develop and improve their skills at the same pace. More than ever, managers are being encouraged to improve employee performance through effective coaching, but so few of them have the time—or the knowledge—it takes to do it successfully. Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr have spent years showing some of the country’s top companies how to develop their most promising employees. Now in this helpful manual they guide managers through every step of the coaching process, from problem solving to developing accountability. Readers will discover:the top 10 tips every manager should know before he starts to coach • how to handle difficult conversations, conflicting priorities, and problem team members • how to hold follow-up meetings after goals and priorities have been set • sample questions they can adapt to various situations • examples of common problems and how they can use coaching to address them.Clear, practical and straightforward, this is an invaluable tool that will help all leaders coach employees, colleagues, and themselves to excellence.
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