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Servant Leadership in Action

How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results
Narrated by: Natalie Hoyt, Jeff Hoyt
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We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, best-selling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven - but for some, still radical - leadership model.

The book is organized into six parts. Part one, Fundamentals of Servant Leadership, describes basic aspects of servant leadership. Part two, Elements of Servant Leadership, highlights some of the different points of view of servant leaders. Part three, Lessons in Servant Leadership, focuses on what people have learned on a personal level from observing servant leadership in action. Part four, Exemplars of Servant Leadership, features people who have been identified as classic servant leaders. Part five, Putting Servant Leadership to Work, offers firsthand accounts of people who have made servant leadership come alive in their organizations. Part six, Servant Leadership Turnarounds, illustrates how servant leadership can dramatically impact both results and human satisfaction in organizations.

This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.

©2018 Polvera Publishing (P)2018 Polvera Publishing

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-16

Several good examples of servant leadership

It was great hearing examples from many different leaders from many different business sectors. Thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-29

Gave me a lot to think about!

Gave me a lot to consider for my leadership style! Due to the unique nature of this book, should have had a few more readers.

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  • Sigrun Gunnarsdottir
  • 2018-05-27

Practical and inspiring

This book is a very important contribution to the growing knowledge about the practice of servant leadership. The books provides an important insights into how servant leadership creates success for staff and customers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-08-14

Terrible

I wanted a book outlining the fundamentals of servant leadership, not a history lesson on Jesus Christ.

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  • Beth Standlee
  • 2019-11-14

Must read for everyone.

We are all leaders in someone's life. if we all understood that we were on earth to serve one another the world would be a better place. This work shares that message again and again.

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  • Octavio Estrada
  • 2019-10-31

good book

it was very reparative and more like success stories but it did show how serving leader ship help turn around major companies

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  • Michaela
  • 2019-10-31

Great read if you’re already familiar with SL

This has been one of my favorite servant leadership books to date. The personal accounts were inspiring and motivating. They really gave me fresh insight on how servant leadership looks different in many situations, though keeping the same core principles and how I can better apply it in my life without actually telling me what to do. The narration was great as well.

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  • Craig
  • 2019-07-13

Now I Understand More about Servant Leadership

I really enjoyed this book. I liked all the examples that were given and especially the ones about Southwest Airlines, Popeyes and anything that compared it to Christs life as one of the first highly noted servant leaders. it's a very intriguing proposition. I haven't had the chance to work in this type of environment in my 51 years of working, though my current company is moving in that direction.

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  • carla
  • 2018-11-08

Story of Stories

I picked this book about Servant Leadership over others because I did not just want to know what Servant Leadership was but how it can be adapted to all form of being a leader. While for some this may be answered, it was a struggle for me because I felt it was a story of stories about how others realized that they showed signs of servant leadership and where that stemmed from. Don't get me wrong, the stories were engaging. It just wasn't what I was looking for in the subject matter.

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  • 2018-09-19

Much better than I expected

Although a fan of Ken Blanchard, I hesitated buying this book since it was a compilation of essays from various authors. I was concerned that it would be repetitive and disjointed; it was not. I found the varying perspectives and insights to be interesting and highly engaging.