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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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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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One of the best introductions to leadership

Excellent work by the author to introduce new leaders to the concept of Servanthood leadership. Easy to remember acronym HEART that explains the main aspect of a servant leader.
Recommended as an introductory book to new leaders or those even thinking about leadership.

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A great investment of your time.

I loved this book. For as short as it was there was a lot of relatable material.

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Loved this book

Great insight to building the character of a leader. I truly enjoyed listening to this book.

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it's all about the heart

an eye opening story that is a crucial part of my journey. it has helped to put words to feelings and thoughts that I have had and given me action items to improve.

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Wow. This was eye opening!

I honestly didn't have super high expectations as the other leadership book I read seem more theoretical than practical. This was what I was looking for!

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Awesome!

I wish I had known about this resource years ago! I think it has the potential to revolutionize our office!

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Clear with examples and heartfull

This is a book that should be shared and read by all especially at high school level to help young people develop into the best they can be. It sums up so much more than being a " company leader".

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like a sunshine on a cloudy day!

the story is absolutely beautiful and the performance so clean that charms you immediately!! it explains the topic in a very clear and digestible way! I am definitely listening to it few times more.

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Inspiring and motivating

This book resonated with me, put in words what in my heart and mind I consider what made leaders different. But not just any leader, great leaders !!

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  • 01-19-22

This book is a disaster

- the narrator does different voices for the characters - come on! It is not a children's book
- the book could be significantly shorter, but the author just had to make it long with a lot of pointless filling

I quickly upped the speed to 2.5x because the story is boring and predictive

Do not waste your time with this book

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  • Jake
  • 01-15-22

Great story on leadership

This audiobook tells you a story about leadership that you never knew you needed to hear. Highly recommend!

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  • 09-16-21

Eye opener

I enjoyed the storyline and lessons in this book. It simplifies a lot of Leadership styles and explains what truly is a servant leader in a very nice way.