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The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become a Servant Leader Hardcover – June 29, 2004
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Perhaps Hunter wrote this book to appeal more broadly to a secular readership. "The Servant" was clearly a spiritual journey; "World's Most Powerful..." is a more secular treatise and will be much more widely accepted in MBA classrooms.
But whether one approaches servant leadership from a faith or secular point of view, the truth remains the same. These basic, solid principles of leadership work.
Not all truths about human nature and leadership are self-evident: some are contained in paradox: leaders must be servants, giving of yourself releases giving to you, to get love you must give love first, and others.
All in all, this is a solid book which contains some real gems.
If you haven't read The Servant, don't despair, Jim provides a review of the concepts and benefits of this type of leadership. Then with both inspiration and detail, he shares how to move forward and become a real servant leader. It is not a process for the faint of heart.
For example, he asks the leader to get feedback from their associates. The book gives you the actual feedback form to distribute. Once the results are in, the leader is asked to thank their team members and tell them specifically what the leader has chosen to improve. This takes some guts!
If you are a leader in a social organization, a non-profit, at work or in a club and you are interested in leading with your heart and spirit, give this book a try. You won't be disappointed.
This is a sequel to his first book The Servant, which lays out all of the same principles in a story form. This book is more of a how to or a map of the Servant Leadership principles for those that want to read some more and get a process with instructions. Reading is good, but the book ends with a chapter on implementation and a challenge that only 10 percent of learners, really learn. The challenge is to not just read this book, but to become engaged in the principles and values that this book communicates, truly work on yourself and commit the material to real learning (behavioral changes).
It my have just been a timing thing for me (a point ready to learn) but this book changed my outlook and habits to grow as a Servant Leader. I'm not where I want to be, but I'm working at it daily (read the book, you'll understand).
Sounds simple. Everyone says they know this stuff, a handful do it. Hunter lays this out and its good.
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This is the best book I have read on leadership. When I read it, I recognized that the qualities the author proposed were those I had experienced through every great boss I had... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Joel Warren McCann
Hunter captures the very essence of leadership. The principles applied will carry anyone to new levels of leadership. Highly recommended.Published 1 month ago by Lovelearning
Discusses not only the characteristics and actions of a good leader, but the last couple chapters provide a plan to change the reader inti a better leader. Read morePublished 3 months ago by HoustonAmazonBuyer
Love this book would recommend to everyone. Not just about Leadership in business but a terrific example of how to live your life.Published 5 months ago by Barb