In today's changing business world, leaders face more challenges than ever before, whether from increased competition, new ways of reaching customers, or motivating people.
Leadership by the Book is an exceptional audiobook, brimming with insights, tools, and tactics for becoming a successful leader. Written in the parable format of Ken Blanchard's best-selling The One Minute Manager and Raving Fans, it tells the story of a professor and minister who school a young professional in management skills and ethics. Citing Jesus as a source for practical lessons in effective leadership, the authors explore the concept of "servant leadership" and offer simple strategies for bringing vision and values to any organization. Individuals will learn how to:
Sure to be required listening for managers and employees, Leadership by the Book can also be applied in daily life by parents, coaches, entrepreneurs, and community leaders everywhere.
©1999 Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels, and Phil Hodges; (P)1999 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"There is sufficient goodness and guidance in the story for believers and non-believers to gain something from hearing this program." (AudioFile)
I ordered this expecting to get a nice overview of the One Minute Manager series. I had read the first 3 books and thought this might cover those 3 and the 4th. The recording starts out with JESUS, and talks about preachers and more Jesus. Don't get me wrong, that's fine, just not when you're looking for a business recording or something appropriate for work. Skip this purchase and buy the books!
I didn't like this book. I expected to have new management ideas presented. Perhaps something to help me become a better manager. But, the first thing that comes up something like this:
Managers should take a lesson from the best manager the world has ever known, Jesus of Nazareth.
I don't mind religion, but when I pay for a business advice book, I don't want to be preached a sermon. There may be some business ideas in the book, but make no mistake: This is a book on religion, not on management.
The principles presented are excellent but I didn't like the author's "Character A reminisces with Character B about a scene from years ago word-for-word to teach the lesson to the reader". It seemed very forced and distracted me from what I was trying to learn.
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