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 life?because its 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.
James C. Hunter is the author of 3 internationally best-selling books. His books are the texts used in many MBA and other higher education curriculum around the world, are translated into dozens of languages and have sold well over 4.5 million copies worldwide. Jim speaks on leadership to audiences around the world and assists organizations in creating a culture of excellence by growing leaders and building community. His clients include many of the world's most admired organizations including seven (7) Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Winners, American Express, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.
The best book I have read regarding what true leadership is. Whether your a parent, employee or manager, it is applicable for all roles in your life. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Richard Carrico
Great timeless principles. The group discussion sessions drug on at times but still a great practical book about a teaching we all intrinsically know - treat others the way you... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Shawn Hennessy
This is a great eady to read story with lots of fantasic advise! Love this book would recommend to everyone. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Barb
This was not what I expected. It was better. It gave you a wonderful insight and a whole new perspective on the basic language we live off ofPublished 10 days ago by Q.C.
I've been to all the seminars, set all the finite goals; looked for the right words for my business mission statement, yet always knew something was missing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Snap
Many things that I have heard before. Delivered very well and made very applicable to living.Published 1 month ago by Paul Brister