Monday 24 May 2010

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

Type: Leadership
Author: James C. Hunter
My rating: 4
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Posted by irene

Book introduction:

John Daily, a businessman who heads up a company and has a family and good life style, is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. What went wrong? Find out from his weeklong retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery.

My review:

Is leadership born? or trained? This book explains the simple principles of a good and successful leader. One of the concepts is:
POWER = The ability to force others, by virtue of your position over them, to do what you wish them to do.

AUTHORITY = The ability to have others voluntarily do what you wish them to do as a result of the nature of your relationship with them and the example you set in front of them.

The principles can be applied to different situations of our life.

Replied by Dominic. My rating:5
My review:
A great book! Highly recommended. A lesson in what it takes to become a true, great leader, the answer lies in serving other people's need and respect other people. Gain authority by giving. The book make very logically deduction of the above conclusion and history provides the best and finest examples of leaders.

It also talks about when giving, you must give with love. Love is a verb and not merely a noun. This book has given me great insight and reinforce my belief in helping and serving other people. It reassures the idea of good person should prevail.

If you want to learn how to become a true leader with authority and respect, this is the book that you are looking for, put it into practice.

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