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The Way of the Shepherd

By: William Pentak,Dr. Kevin Leman
Narrated by: Marc Cashman
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Publisher's Summary

Discover a fresh perspective on the art of leading in Dr. Kevin Leman's story about a young reporter who lands the meeting of a lifetime and walks away with the keys to exceptional leadership. The Way of the Shepherd points you beyond dated trends and out-of-touch management techniques to the strategies that will make you a truly outstanding leader.

When William Pentak had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview Ted McBride, one of the most respected CEOs in America, he was shocked by what McBride was willing to share. McBride taught him the seven secrets he inherited long ago from his mentor - an eccentric but brilliant professor who passed on these time-tested management principles that, while ancient in their origin, are still applicable in today's fast-paced, high-tech world.

Throughout The Way of the Shepherd, you'll learn how to infuse your work with meaning, no matter your role, title, industry, or the size of your team. Uncover the tried-and-true best practices for how to engage, energize, and ignite your workforce by:

  • Getting to know your team, one person at a time
  • Relentlessly communicating your values and your mission
  • Defining the cause for your people and showing them where they fit in
  • Having a heart for the people that you're leading
  • Understanding that great leadership isn't just professional, it's personal

If you're ready to transform your team, create a culture of belonging, and truly learn to lead by example, it's time to discover The Way of the Shepherd.

©2004 Kevin Leman and Bill Pentak (P)2008 Zondervan

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Wish I would have read this year's ago!

Great easy to listen to book. I have been managing people for years, and I learned some profound things from this book.

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Awesome yet simple

As someone who has been out of management for a couple of years I picked up this book in hopes to remind myself of basic management principles. Instead not only was I reminded of things I had forgotten I also learned a lot of new material. The way the story is read, the fact that it's an actual story and not just a set of instructions makes listening much easier and learning a lot more fun. would recommend this book to anyone in management.

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Excellent Listen!

Principles found here are applicable to every facet of life!! I look forward to applying these in family and business. Highly recommended!

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The concepts just stay in my head

This book really packs a punch. The concepts make so much sense. Even now when dealing with people, pictures painted in this book pop into my remembrance which helps me deal with the situation.

I highly recommend this book for business and church (and any) leader.

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Really Great Book on how to manage people

Would you listen to The Way of the Shepherd again? Why?

The book uses analogies of a sheep herder that can be easily applied to all management situations and personalities on any team. I must read for any manager/leader.

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Great book

It really helped me see what my true role as a leader is to look like. Just because I’m the boss doesn’t mean I quit caring for those I’m supposed to lead. I had a little bit of a understanding of what a shepherd was about, but this book really brought to light every aspect. And also stirred up inside of me a desire to be a true godly leader.

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Great inspirational book on leadership

Great inspirational book on leadership that I enjoyed listing to for guidance on managing people.

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Absolutely MAGNIFICENT!

Hands down the best, most enlightening book I've ever encountered! Not only did I learn the way of the shepherd, it was remarkably well written and entertaining. I was so impressed that I decided to write the first book review I've ever written.

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awesome

I am in awe of such a powerful story. I see management in a whole new light.

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Awesome Book of True Leadership

The message in this book should be a standard tool for all individuals performing any type of task.

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  • 07-10-22

The best book on management

Amazing book. captivating. explanatory . beautiful book. I would listen to it over and over again

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  • 10-28-19

a practical story

so good to listen to a story that puts spiritual living into everyday business life. well worth reading \ listening

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  • 02-28-17

A masterpiece

Narration is very clear and the tone of voice makes you follow through. A must read

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  • Helmut Lord
  • 07-18-21

Best leadership book I’ve read

Extremely practical without much fluff. Recommended for any leader and manager wanting to excel.
Story was a little trite but it was a good medium to deliver the lessons.

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  • 03-06-20

Great Advice

I wish I had implemented all of the advice here in my business.
A team that feels the protection & support of their leader is a team built for success.

A great read / listen & easy to hear.

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  • Steve
  • 01-23-20

Brilliantly Enlightening!

Fantastic guide to being a good leader without over complicated, complex and confusing structure. Will definitely listen again and again.