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Book Title: The Serving Leader: 5 Powerful Actions That Will Transform Your Team, Your Business, and Your Community (Blanchard, Ken)|
The size of the: 764 KB
Edition: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Date of issue: November 4th 2004
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The author of the book: Ken Jennings
Format files: PDF
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Read full description of the books The Serving Leader: 5 Powerful Actions That Will Transform Your Team, Your Business, and Your Community (Blanchard, Ken):* The second book in The Ken Blanchard Series-selected and with a foreword by Ken Blanchard
* A unique and practical "action approach" to servant leadership-a popular and widely espoused concept that figures prominently in the writings of Ken Blanchard, Peter Senge, Stephen Covey, Peter Block, and many others
* Uses a compelling story format with highly sympathetic characters to make servant leadership accessible to a wide audience
At a time of increasing concern about ethics at the top, The Serving Leader makes the case for an approach to leadership that is both more moral and more effective than the ruthless, anything-for-the-bottom-line approach that has brought disgrace-and often ruin-to many once-mighty organizations. "Serving leaders" lead by serving others, not by using them. As one of the characters in the book notes, "A leader qualifies to be first by putting other people first." It sounds paradoxical, but it works-and The Serving Leader shows precisely how and why.
While The Serving Leader uses a parable to outline the basics of servant leadership, all the people in it are based on real people, the organizations depicted are based on real organizations-and the results they achieved are what really happened. Ken Jennings and John Stahl-Wert use an engaging and moving story about an estranged son, his dying father, and a remarkable group of innovative leaders in business, volunteer organizations, and civic groups to illustrate five pragmatic principles of servant leadership. On one level The Serving Leader is the most practical guide available to implementing servant leadership; on a deeper level, it is a book about the personal journey of growth that real leadership requires.
Read information about the authorA recognized expert and trusted advisor in strategy, execution, and leadership with purpose, Ken Jennings draws on experiences across industries and sectors. Ken founded ThirdRiver Partners, a consultancy specializing in helping leaders and their teams by aligning everyone in the organization to their "Greater Goals." Through ThirdRiver, Ken focuses on improving the capability of people to design organizations that achieve critical strategic breakthroughs, and foster a culture of engagement, service, and success.
Ken has a particularly rich background in life sciences, health services, and medical products organizations, and further industry expertise in financial services and aviation. He has served as a global managing partner at Accenture, and was a co-director of the Global Leadership in Healthcare Program at the University of Michigan Business School. He has consulted at many healthcare technology, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology organizations, as well as at over 25 academic medical centers and integrated delivery systems.
Ken's projects have included CEO and top executive coaching, team development, rm-wide goal setting, strategic facilitation, and rm-wide performance and talent management. He has performed confidential assignments at the top of major investment management rms, dealing with sensitive partner performance, communication, board, and teamwork issues.
Ken began his academic and service career at the U.S. Air Force Academy, obtained a graduate degree in Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Purdue University. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Management Institute at Northwestern University, and has returned to academia to teach at top institutions, including Columbia University, The University of Maryland, King's Fund College-London, and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China.
Ken's book Changing Health Care: Creating Tomorrow's Winning Health Enterprise focuses on the key strategies and core competencies of leading health organizations for transforming health care. His best-selling book The Serving Leader, co-authored with Dr. John Stahl-Wert, and published in the Ken Blanchard Leadership Series, centers on leading with character, integrity, and courage. Ten Thousand Horses explores how leaders bring out the very best in their people through building high-performance teams. Ken Jennings is passionate about helping organizations, and the people in them, build on strength and achieve their greater goals. Ken's book, The Greater Goal (2012), gives practical advice on achieving strategic breakthroughs through focusing on Great Purpose and Shared Goal Achievement for teams and individuals.