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The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do Hardcover – September 2, 2014
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“My challenge to you is simple: learn The Secret—then apply The Secret. If you do, your leadership and your life will be transformed forever!”
—from the foreword by John C. Maxwell, author of the bestselling The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and founder of INJOY
“You don’t have to be older to be a great leader. The Secret shows how to lay the foundation for powerful servant leadership early in your career to maximize your impact.”
—Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Head of Corporate Innovation and Philanthropy at Twitter, Inc. and author of Twitter for Good and Hope Runs
“In The Secret, Ken and Mark weave a simple yet compelling tale that contains profound truths. If only we all knew The Secret!”
—Laurie Beth Jones, author of Jesus, CEO and The Path
“When you learn The Secret, don't keep it to yourself. Share it and use it with your people. It will make a difference in their lives and their performance.”
—Donald G. Soderquist, former Vice Chairman, Wal-Mart, and founder of the Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics, John Brown University
“If you know The Secret, both relationships and results will prosper. It's a perfect move in your life from success to significance.”
—Bob Buford, author of Halftime
Written by the bestselling authors Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller, The Secret (over 500,000 copies sold) answered a question most leaders ask at some point in their career: “What do I need to do to be a great leader?” In this third edition, the authors have added a self-assessment and a set of frequently asked questions.
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* Seeing and shaping the future
* Engaging and developing others
* Continuously Reinvent
* Value results and relationships
* Embody the values
Debbie learns whatever is needed to be a good leader, analyze her progress with examples, excercises and tips. In process with Debbie's example, Ken Blanchard has made successful attempt to teach the Leadership Lessons to all successful as well as troubled and failed Leaders. The Book provides a guide to solve problems that seem complex and make it easier with the concepts clear - A choice to Serve. Not always I guess, because while Serving too without being self-served, the Leader becomes a struggler if the Company policies and the Boss Attitude and vision is not focused. Sometimes wavelengths do not meet. However, based on the author's experience and drawn from examples of best leaders, this book gives an insight to improve upon one's own abilities and in serving others, tackle the situations with ease without struggling lamely. Ken Blanchard's experience speaks in volumes. A good Pick.
I think this book makes great gifts for people you work with or family members. Don't be surprised if some folks don't "get it"...it's the people that do "get it" that are going to find amazing ways to apply these principles and impact the lives of others!
The call for great leaders is to serve, an acronym that Blanchard and Miller use to shape the way leaders are developed.
S – See the Future
E – Engage and Develop Others
R – Reinvent Continuously
V – Value Results and Relationships
E – Embody the Values
Great leadership, they argue, is based on the idea of service for others. Anyone willing to invest in others will naturally assume some sort of leadership position. Why? Because people will want to follow them. The great leaders are the ones who don’t desire to lead, but those that desire to serve.
What Blanchard and Miller do, in narrative format, is to tell the story of how to train up new leadership. They highlight the difference between self-serving leaders, and servants who lead. They effectively highlight the need to create a culture that produces great leadership through acts of service and sacrifice.
The Secret is a helpful book that gets to the heart of great leadership: learn first to serve others genuinely. It’s a great starting place for pastors, ministry leaders, or business leaders.