The Serving Leader
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The second book in the acclaimed Ken Blanchard series (called “powerful testimony” by Brad Orr, CEO of John Burnham & Co) is both a practical guide for effective leadership and a book about the personal journey of growth that real leadership requires. Mike Wilson is a respected consultant charged with the task of building a new practice area in leadership development. During the new project, he learns that his father is very ill and wants his only child to come home and help him with “a few projects.” Mike’s father is a well-known, retired CEO, and Mike gets his boss’s blessing to take as much time as he needs. Unbeknownst to him, Mike’s father and boss, longtime friends, have plotted this visit to help Mike learn some needed leadership and life lessons. So begins this compelling narrative that combines a very human story with the classical Greenleaf theory of servant leadership.
With: A True Story
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Drawing on the storytelling skill that propelled his earlier books The Serving Leader and Ten Thousand Horses to bestseller status, Stahl-Wert brings us his most intimate tales yet. Following the true story-line of his mother’s family, With: A True Story interweaves tales of poverty, entrepreneurship, betrayal, and courage with six carefully crafted reflections about God’s relationships within God’s own being, with His human creatures, and through His human children to the whole of His creation. By stitching the unvarnished human tales of his own family together with his reflections about God’s relationship with humankind, Stahl-Wert is able to take up the deepest and most challenging theological questions: Why does God allow suffering? What good purpose could sin and evil play in God’s work? For what reason does God give humankind the freedom to make its horrific mistakes? For what purpose are humans created?
Ten Thousand Horses
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In this inspiring leadership fable, Stahl-Wert and Jennings draw on their years of experience as consultants and chief executives, as well as on findings from Gallup’s ground-breaking Q-12 survey, to lay out a leadership model that will turn employees from dutiful drones to committed contributors. Ten Thousand Horses is the story of Matt James, a top-performing salesman who is promoted to head his division, an entirely different job than the one he was good at. His workers don’t respond to his efforts to lead them, and soon he’s on the brink of being fired. In desperation, he reaches out to his old, unorthodox mentor, David Butler, who now works with wild mustang horses. More than simply a leadership fable, Ten Thousand Horses is a story of personal transformation. Beyond specific practices and techniques, Matt must learn a new way of relating to his employees, because, as he discovers, leading an engaged workforce is as much about who you are as what you do.
The Serving Leader for the People of God
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The Serving Leader for the People of God offers a unique “action approach” to leading by serving others. It sounds paradoxical, but it works — and this book details five behaviors you need to
practice to implement servant leadership in your church, organization, or home.