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Publisher's Summary

We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, best-selling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven - but for some, still radical - leadership model.

The book is organized into six parts. Part one, Fundamentals of Servant Leadership, describes basic aspects of servant leadership. Part two, Elements of Servant Leadership, highlights some of the different points of view of servant leaders. Part three, Lessons in Servant Leadership, focuses on what people have learned on a personal level from observing servant leadership in action. Part four, Exemplars of Servant Leadership, features people who have been identified as classic servant leaders. Part five, Putting Servant Leadership to Work, offers firsthand accounts of people who have made servant leadership come alive in their organizations. Part six, Servant Leadership Turnarounds, illustrates how servant leadership can dramatically impact both results and human satisfaction in organizations.

This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.

©2018 Polvera Publishing (P)2018 Polvera Publishing

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Gave me a lot to think about!

Gave me a lot to consider for my leadership style! Due to the unique nature of this book, should have had a few more readers.

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Practical and inspiring

This book is a very important contribution to the growing knowledge about the practice of servant leadership. The books provides an important insights into how servant leadership creates success for staff and customers.

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Definately applies to 2020

During this time I've found that this book has opened my eyes to a lot of things happening around the world, my company, and my heart. THIS IS A MUST READ

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source of organizational and personall change

Each and every chapter of this book has a inmense valuable lesson, its so much that one wonders where should I start, I believe that I will be reading, meditating and evaluating my life and work against each lesson of this book in order to commit to the behavioral changes and character transformation need to become a Servant Leader.

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Must read for everyone.

We are all leaders in someone's life. if we all understood that we were on earth to serve one another the world would be a better place. This work shares that message again and again.

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Great read if you’re already familiar with SL

This has been one of my favorite servant leadership books to date. The personal accounts were inspiring and motivating. They really gave me fresh insight on how servant leadership looks different in many situations, though keeping the same core principles and how I can better apply it in my life without actually telling me what to do. The narration was great as well.

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Could have kept religion out of business

Was not expecting a bible reference manual to leadership… definitely not referring to phrases and verses from the Bible… could have just picked up the Bible instead of this book.

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Some leadership lessons, a lot of preaching

I am a student of leadership and there are some lessons in this book, but the focus is on religious doctrine. The book can be summed up by the definition of leadership. If you are seeking leadership examples for preaching, this book is for you.

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Now I Understand More about Servant Leadership

I really enjoyed this book. I liked all the examples that were given and especially the ones about Southwest Airlines, Popeyes and anything that compared it to Christs life as one of the first highly noted servant leaders. it's a very intriguing proposition. I haven't had the chance to work in this type of environment in my 51 years of working, though my current company is moving in that direction.

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Several good examples of servant leadership

It was great hearing examples from many different leaders from many different business sectors. Thank you

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  • 01-06-22

Inspirational

Excelent book I was really inspired very practical and useful information. The authors of the essays are all leadership experts and bring valuable insights.

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  • 08-10-20

Dull

I lasted a couple of hours before I gave up. It just wasn't very engaging and then it started getting a bit churchy. Not thought provoking.

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  • 04-16-18

OK IF YOU ARE RELIGIOUS - TOO "CHURCHY"

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Too much mention of God, Jesus, church, religion. Reading it felt like having a missionary on the doorstep.

Has Servant Leadership in Action put you off other books in this genre?

No

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Speaking was fine

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  • JemimaJ
  • 08-23-21

sales pitch

this book talks about servant leadership but it feels like the only people they are serving is themselves. it's essentially a 11 hour sales pitch to buy x persons book.

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  • Andre Holwerda
  • 03-22-21

This is How to Lead

Well performed and well written, this book reveals the only way to lead; by serving others and not using others to clime the 'corporate ladder' out of personal ambition. I also understand the first reviewer's sentiment that there was too much 'Jesus' in the book but I respectfully disagree. Jesus simply IS the greatest servant leader of all time. After all, he split time itself in half! Therefore, to focus on someone else would be like writing a book about Astronomy and failing to mention Galileo or writing a book about US Presidents and failing to mention Washington or Lincoln. Even if you're not a Christian, the example of Jesus as the greatest Servant Leader is impossible to overlook.

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  • 11-09-18

Too heavy on the religious angle

Everything seemed to be from a ministry, a life church, discussions about Jesus, quotes from gospels.... A few nuggets of gold in the book, but I couldn't get past all the religious angles....