The Heart of Leadership

Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow
Narrated by: Jim Manchester
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (291 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this short, easy-to-listen fable, best-selling author Mark Miller reveals five habits that underlie leadership character and that determine a leader's success - and he teaches leaders how to develop these habits.

Like Miller's previous books, this one follows the life, learning, and influence of Debbie Bruster. Here she finds herself mentoring Blake Brown, the son of her former mentor. Rather than answer Blake's questions about leadership directly, Debbie introduces him to other leaders, each of whom shares a unique perspective on what really makes a leader successful. As Blake puts the pieces together, he discovers his problem is not one of skills but of character - that leadership is more about the heart of the leader than the head or hands. In fact, Miller summarized these traits with the acronym HEART: Hunger for Wisdom, Expect the Best, Accept Responsibility, Respond with Courage, and Think Others First.

With the help of his new friends and mentors, Blake is able to build a plan to transform his heart. The good news is that leadership is not just the purview of the few - it is within reach for millions of aspiring leaders around the world.

This book is the road map they need to get their lives and careers on track.

©2013 Mark Miller (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

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Aspiring to Leadership

I received the book to read from employer as part of an Aspiring to Leadership Journey. The author simplifies the steps needed to aquire the 5 levels of becoming a leader. It is not about the outcome but instead it is about the journey. Where is your heart?

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Great lessons

I thought the narrator did a great job of telling the story. the book provided life lessons. it makes you think about how you currently lead and if you are making some of the same mistakes. Overall great book.

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Heart transplant

What a wonderful read! We could all use a heart transplant 💛 H.unger for wisdom E.xpect the best A.ccept responsibility R.espond with courage T.hink others first ❤

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Fantastic!

I hesitated to listen and would have regretted it if I had made that decision. Worth listening!!!

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A good introduction to servant leadership

This book is a good intro to servant leadership for someone new to the concept. I read this because it was recommended to me however the dialogue is flat, dry and unrealistic. While it did explain the principles of servant leadership and how it changes people, it was hard to make a connection to the main “character” because the conversation in which the different aspects of SL were explained felt generic and dumbed down. Not my favorite but I can see how it would be helpful to some.

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Strong, Principled Book

Very good content which is told in an easy to follow story. I would recommend.

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Magnificent, just what I needed.

Well written and well narrated. Straightforward truths that hit straight to the heart. A course adjustment for me of principles I knew, but had stopped applying.

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powerful

Powerful lessons wrapped in an easy-to-follow narrative that kept us entertained and wanting to learn the next lesson.

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Changed my Heart

When I started reading, I didn't like how it was a conversation( the whole book) but as I reached the second chapter, I started seeing why it was like that. I look forward to talking about it to friends and co workers. A really good quick read.

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Lead with your Heart

Great book! Challenges you to be a Servant Leader! I look forward to reading more from Mark Miller!