The Servant

Author: James C. Hunter
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 9780307453563
Format: PDF, ePub
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With a new introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career, this book redefines what it means to be a leader. 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. The Servant's 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.

The World s Most Powerful Leadership Principle

Author: James C. Hunter
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 1400080878
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To lead is not to be “the boss,” the “head honcho,” or “the brass.” To lead is to serve. Although serving may imply weakness to some, conjuring up a picture of the CEO waiting on the workforce hand and foot, servant leadership is actually a robust, revolutionary idea that can have significant impact on an organization’s performance. Jim Hunter champions this hard/soft approach to leadership, which turns bosses and managers into coaches and mentors. By “hard,” Hunter means that servant leaders can be hard-nosed, even autocratic, when it comes to the basics of running the business: determining the mission (where the company is headed) and values (what the rules are that govern the journey) and setting standards and accountability. Servant leaders don’t commission a poll or take a vote when it comes to these critical fundamentals. After all, that’s what a leader’s job is, and people look to the leader to set the course and establish standards. But once that direction is provided, servant leaders turn the organizational structure upside down. They focus on giving employees everything they need to win, be it resources, time, guidance, or inspiration. Servant leaders know that providing for people and engaging hearts and minds foster a workforce that understands the benefits of striving for the greater good. The emphasis is on building authority, not power; on exerting influence, not intimidation. While many believe that servant leadership is a wonderful, inspiring idea, what’s been missing is the how-to, the specifics of implementation. Jim Hunter shows how to do the right thing for the people you lead. A servant leader or a self-serving leader: Which one are you? With Jim Hunter’s guidance, everyone has the potential to develop into a leader with character who leads with authority. From the Hardcover edition.

The Servant Action Guide

Author: James C. Hunter
Publisher: Prima Pub
ISBN: 9780761525332
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a thoughtful, accessible manner, Hunter guides readers through the important steps of implementing the principles of his bestselling book, "The Servant." Citing such historical examples as Jesus Christ, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King Jr., Hunter argues that authority and influence must be built on service and sacrifice.

Sustained Leadership WBS

Author: Thomas G. Reid, JD, CSCM, CPCM
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1683505948
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Sustained Leader WBS provides a comprehensive tool for assessing and improving leadership potential. A Work Breakdown Structure decomposes every part of the work to be done in a project. Through extensive research and surveys the author has identified 229 WBS elements that apply to building yourself into a sustained leader. Each element provides a self-assessment, additional resources, and a place to record personal goals and due dates giving each reader a personal program plan to build themselves into a better leader.

Leadership Secrets of a Slug

Author: Dana G. Venenga
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512746150
Format: PDF
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In Leadership Secret of a Slug, Dana Venenga humorously writes about time-tested leadership skills he saw while slugging as a commuter along Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia on his way to work in D.C. Only someone as familiar with leadership as the Air Force veteran could have noticed leadership being practiced in the simple art of waiting for a ride from complete strangers. Dana skillfully and thoughtfully writes about integrity, courage, patience, preparedness and several other leadership qualities. He includes multiple real-world sources to strengthen the reality of the importance of leadership and faith in God to America and to the American family.

Servant Leadership Research and Practice

Author: Selladurai, Raj
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146665841X
Format: PDF
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Leaders represent a necessary part of any organizational structure, and leadership styles can vary greatly between individuals. Servant leadership is one such leadership style which is helping individuals guide and encourage others within their organization. Servant Leadership: Research and Practice explores the concept of rethinking the leader-subordinate relationship structure through the dissolution of an authoritarian leadership style. This book supports current and future leaders through relevant discussions on methodologies and tools in support of servant leadership, and is designed for use by business managers, executives, scholars, and upper-level students.

Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership

Author: Gary A. DePaul
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498720609
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Most leadership books focus on traditional leadership, which is based on managerial practices and command-and-control assumptions. Traditional leadership methods produce short-term gains but often at the cost of employee disengagement, team isolation, and distrust. Twenty-first century leadership methods produce short-term gains while inspiring creativity and innovation and boosting engagement. Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership: A Guide for Inspiring Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement describes nine leadership practices that Gary DePaul derived by analyzing some of the best contemporary writers and thinkers on leadership. Explaining the nine practices, DePaul summarizes insightful leadership principles, beliefs, and practices, which includes tactics, tools, and resources that anyone at any career level can immediately begin using. In addition, the book demystifies the leadership concept, helps you avoid harmful traditional leadership assumptions, provides a leadership development roadmap, and presents real-world examples of how individual contributors, managers, and executives, have applied each of the nine practices successfully. After reading this book, you will be able to begin applying the nine proven leadership practices immediately in your organization. You will gain the skills needed to improve organizational strategies, diversity strategies, and leadership development training in your organization. You also will be able to improve how you manage and monitor your own professional leadership development.

La Paradoja

Author: James C. Hunter
Publisher: Urano
ISBN: 9788495787132
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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&¿Qu&é cualidades se necesitan para ser un buen jefe? &¿C&ómo se consiguen la autoridad y la credibilidad necesarias para dirigir de forma efectiva? Este libro responde a estas y a otras muchas preguntas, y nos recuerda los principios universales que nos permiten colaborar con los dem&ás, ya sea en el trabajo o en el &ámbito familiar: -No hay autoridad sin respeto. -El respeto no se funda en la imposici&ón ni en el miedo, sino en la integridad, la sinceridad y la empat&ía con el pr&ójimo. -No podemos cambiar a nadie, s&ólo podemos cambiar nosotros mismos. -El trabajo lo hacen las personas, y no puede hacerse un buen trabajo sin cuidar las relaciones humanas. Los principios del liderazgo son tan simples que se nos han olvidado por completo. Confundimos la autoridad con el poder y el respeto con el miedo, lo que lleva a unas relaciones tensas y recelosas entre jefes y subordinados, y a un triste resultado: cuando un equipo trabaja para contentar al jefe, &¿qui&én se ocupa realmente del trabajo? Este libro nos ense&ña que dirigir consiste, parad&ójicamente, en servir a los dem&ás, porque un buen l&íder est&á pendiente de sus subordinados para atender a sus leg&ítimas necesidades, ayudarles a cumplir sus aspiraciones y aprovechar sus capacidades al m&áximo. Una reflexi&ón inteligente sobre la responsabilidad moral que implica dirigir que ha servido de inspiraci&ón a numerosos directivos norteamericanos.

National Summit on School Leadership

Author: Connie L. Fulmer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781578863044
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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National Summit on School Leadership contains articles on educational leadership submitted for publication in the 2005 NCPEA yearbook. Included is an invited article section followed by three additional sections titled crediting the past, challenging the present, and creating the future. This annual publication features current thinking on educational leadership, innovations in the preparation of school leaders, and issues relevant to the field. It will be of interest to professors of educational administration, superintendents, principals, and scholars engaged in changing and challenging the field of educational leadership.