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


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ISBN13: 9780307453563
ISBN10: 0307453561
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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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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

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Hazel Waller Crowe, April 14, 2009 (view all comments by Hazel Waller Crowe)
Very tempting to read all of it. I did twice,and some pages lots more. It is a well rounded character in it self. I liked to choice of words, it was as if I was right there watching. Very good lessons being taught.
As an older female, I felt I was learning along side of the others in the story. Thanks and Peace, Hazel
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A Simple Story about the True Essence of Leadership
Crown Publishing Group
James C. Hunter
Hunter, James C.
Business & Economics : Management - General
Business & Economics : Motivational
Business & Economics : Leadership
Philosophy : Ethics & Moral Philosophy
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