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The Servant: A Simple Story about the True Essence of Leadership

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With a new introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career.

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.

Review:

"The Servant is the best motivator for change I have ever read. Over one thousand of our employees are being taught these principles." Robert M. Davie, Director of Operations, ITT Automotive

Review:

"Simply the best articulation of the timeless servant leadership principles I have ever read. This hard-to-put-down little gem is required reading for any leader who assumes the awesome responsibility of having human beings entrusted to their care." John S. Lore, President and CEO of St. Joseph Health System

Review:

"The Servant was, for me, extremely moving. Several times I simply had to stop and digest the power in such a simple story." Kevin J. Alder, President and CEO, Cambridge Industries

Review:

"Never has a book so adeptly bridged the hurried, industrious business landscape with the tranquil natural laws of life." Russell J. Ebeid, President, Guardian Glass Corporation

Review:

"A fun-to-read and absorbing story of personal growth and true leadership authority that challenged the reader to address the moral obligations of situational power." Jerome F. Climer, President, The Congressional Institute

Review:

"Movingly demonstrates how the contemplative life not only improves your soul, but also your ability to lead." Steven F. Hayward, author of Churchill on Leadership

Synopsis:

With a new introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career.

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.

About the Author

James C. Hunter is principal consultant of J. D. Hunter Associates, a labor relations and training consulting firm located near Detroit. He is a sought-after public speaker and trainer primarily in the areas of servant leadership and community (team) building. He resides in Michigan with his wife and daughter and can be reached online at www.jameshunter.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

The Prologue

CHAPTER ONE

The Definitions

CHAPTER TWO

The Old Paradigm

CHAPTER THREE

The Model

CHAPTER FOUR

The Verb

CHAPTER FIVE

The Environment

CHAPTER SIX

The Choice

CHAPTER SEVEN

The Payoff

The Epilogue

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761513698
Author:
Hunter, James C.
Publisher:
Prima Lifestyles
Author:
Hunter, James C.
Location:
Rocklin, Calif. :
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Moral and ethical aspects
Subject:
Leadership -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Business Writing
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.70x5.78x.78 in. .79 lbs.

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"Review" by , "The Servant is the best motivator for change I have ever read. Over one thousand of our employees are being taught these principles."
"Review" by , "Simply the best articulation of the timeless servant leadership principles I have ever read. This hard-to-put-down little gem is required reading for any leader who assumes the awesome responsibility of having human beings entrusted to their care."
"Review" by , "The Servant was, for me, extremely moving. Several times I simply had to stop and digest the power in such a simple story."
"Review" by , "Never has a book so adeptly bridged the hurried, industrious business landscape with the tranquil natural laws of life."
"Review" by , "A fun-to-read and absorbing story of personal growth and true leadership authority that challenged the reader to address the moral obligations of situational power."
"Review" by , "Movingly demonstrates how the contemplative life not only improves your soul, but also your ability to lead."
"Synopsis" by , With a new introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career.

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.

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