• The Heart of Leadership

  • Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow
  • By: Mark Miller
  • Narrated by: Jim Manchester
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,264 ratings)

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The Heart of Leadership

By: Mark Miller
Narrated by: Jim Manchester
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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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interesting thoughts and story, goes to the Heart

Easy to follow, good arrangement and clear thoughts. Some interesting points to think on.

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Heart of Leaderahip

If you’re looking to cultivate a new mindset for leadership, this short book will give you a nice story line to guide you in the right direction.

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Best way to learn leadership

I’ve read many leadership books, and been in many leadership programs over the years. This book was the best by far! Having it in a storytelling method keeps you engaged and excited for the next chapter. Plus the traits of Leadership Character is spot on, and something I’ve witnessed from the best in my career.

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Excellent

One of the best books on leadership. Clear message, easy to follow, and articulates the core of servant leadership in good storytelling.

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love listening to leadership books

it's nice to listen to leadership books while relaxing, I listen daily thanks audible

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highly recommend

loved, I realized many new things about leadership that I was not fully aware, good storytelling too

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muito bom

Facil d ouvir, com conteúdo bem interessante e ideias práticas para aplicar ao cotidiano. recomendo

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great take always

The heart of leader ship was a delightful story with very practical doable insights. I highly recommend it!

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  • Kim
  • 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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  • Marcel Feldman
  • 11-22-22

nice

was a good book helped me to understand leadership from a business point of view

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  • Sir_Gesh
  • 11-19-22

Must Listen to for Leadership and aspiring one.

This book provides alot of useful information and examples of practical approach to leadership in life servant leadership to be exact and takes time to make it easier to follow and understand the story format helps bring the topic into perspective.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-14-22

recommended for leaders who desire to be effective

this book intended for aspiring and effective leaders is simple and easy to listen to.

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  • J P.
  • 11-06-22

Not great

Not very engaging. Narration is a bit stilted. Told like a simple 'he said she said' story. couldn't finish it.

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  • Rebecca Adair
  • 10-31-22

Narrator was awful

The narrator used d voices for the different characters. It was difficult to listen too. More of a story than self help .

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  • S
  • 09-29-22

Good book

easy to follow, great story with accessible examples and easy to follow concepts. definitely food for thought

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  • Anand B. Bhawsar
  • 07-30-22

Worth a read - I was inspired

So it’s an easy listen with lots of examples
Narration was delightful
The messaging around leadership was also insightful. Some very simple concepts broken down well for digestion by the mind

I’d recommend this read / listen

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  • DD
  • 07-06-22

Love it

It is very easy to listen to. The narrator is quite good. It is funny for me when reading the dialogues and speaking trying to resemble a female's voice.
The message is clear.
Very good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-24-22

Good listen

Would recommend. Short, sharp and engaging. Bit slow in places but worth sticking with. Nice story!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-25-22

Beautifully connected

There is a saturation of leadership books out there.
This one is told as a story.
A journey to follow along with and reflect.

Well done - and thank you!

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  • Gonzalo Ortiz
  • 07-07-22

Boomer logic at its maximum splendor

Just out of touch with modern times, wouldn't recommend reading this in 2022 as it's full of boomer way of thinking.