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Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom Hardcover – May 5, 2014
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Praise for Serve to Be Great
“Matt Tenney has a clarity about the world that is remarkable. His experience and the lessons he learned need to be heard by as many people as possible.”
—Simon Sinek, Optimist and author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last
“Serve to Be Great draws you in with one of the most powerful stories you’ll ever hear and offers an inspiring path to true greatness as a leader. I encourage anyone who wants to be great to read this book.”
—Jon Gordon, Bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, and The Seed
“With a gripping narrative about his journey from prisoner to monk to social entrepreneur, Matt Tenney shows how leaders can elevate those around them and make everyone better off in the process.”
—Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of Give and Take
“Learn how you can be of greater service and make a bigger difference as a leader whether you have a tile or not – read this book.”
—Mark Sanborn, Bestselling author of The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader
“Serve to Be Great is one of those rare books that is an enjoyable and inspiring read, and also quite useful for helping you and your team succeed.”
—Chip Conley, Founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hotels and New York Times bestselling author of Peak and Emotional Equations
“Serve to Be Great provides you with powerful tools for becoming an extraordinary leader who gets results and makes our world a better place. This inspiring book is a must-read for leaders at all levels.”
—Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google, and New York Times bestselling author of Search Inside Yourself
“The insights from [Matt’s] journey and the examples he shares of truly great leaders will improve your performance, widen your perspective, and raise your leadership game.”
—Skip Prichard, CEO of OCLC and blogger at www.SkipPrichard.com
“This is an outstanding book full of truly powerful ideas, tools, stories, and advice. I strongly recommend you read and apply the lessons of Serve to Be Great.”
—John Spence, named one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America by Trust Across America and author of Awesomely Simple
Top Customer Reviews
** I am quoted in the book - but that honestly has NO bearing on my review -- it is truly a superb book - period!!
I've met Matt in person and he truly lives and breathes the teachings in his book. Furthermore, he's one of the happiest people I have met and needless to say a delight to engage with. Can't wait for his next book to come out in 2016!
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Matt's very touching and inspiring personal story and journey of how he turned an adverse event into such positive growth and using this to help others become great leaders at all... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic read, though it did take me longer than most. I continued to tab the pages, and immediately began applying principles from the reading with my executive team. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful read for individual perspective and how we interact with others. While I understood the basic definition of mindfulness, the description that if you don't compare the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Christine C.
This is the most inspiring business-related book I've ever read. Whether you're a leader in your company or an employee, you'll gain valuable skills and insight from this book.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I picked up this book at the airport - on the way home after long week end. Needless to say, I missed my flight home because I was reading the book and obviously so engrossed in it... Read morePublished 11 months ago by kisty stephens
This is a leadership book for anyone interested in the topic - and everyone SHOULD be! While it's focus is on the business world, the concepts apply to everyday life as well. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rebecca Matchette
Matt Tenney's "Serve To Be Great" is an inspiring, thoughtful book that should be required reading for leaders across all sectors. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Shelli Vasser Gilliam
Unfortunately this book fell short and didn't live up to its hype for me. While many of the concepts and ideas offered are contemporary and spot on with what's expected of today's... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Todd S. Thoreson
I've read a lot of leadership books and this one is up there with one of the best! The principles on servant leadership are applicable to every aspect of your life. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Eric D. Arneson