The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do

Narrated by: Joe Bronzi
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this audio edition of their classic business fable, Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller get to the heart of what makes a leader successful. Newly promoted but struggling young executive Debbie Brewster asks her mentor the one question she desperately needs answered: "What is the secret of great leaders?" His reply, "Great leaders serve" flummoxes her. But over time, he reveals the five fundamental ways that leaders succeed through service. 

Along the way, she learns:

  • Why great leaders seem preoccupied with the future
  • How people on the team ultimately determine your success or failure
  • What three arenas require continuous improvement
  • Why true success in leadership has two essential components
  • How to knowingly strengthen - or unwittingly destroy - leadership credibility

The book also includes a leadership self-assessment so listeners can measure to what extent they lead by serving and where they can improve. The authors have also added answers to the most frequently asked questions about how to apply the SERVE model in the real world.

As practical as it is uplifting, The Secret shares Blanchard’s and Miller’s wisdom about leadership in a form that anyone can easily understand and implement. This book will benefit not only those who listen to it but also the people who look to them for guidance and the organizations they serve.

©2004, 2009, 2014 Blanchard Family Partnership and Mark Miller (P)2019 Blanchard Family Partnership and Mark Miller

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Great Book!

The narrator was quirky in parts where he tried to enact a telephone call between two characters. No need for it. It just made for bad audio quality in those parts. Otherwise I loved the book!