It is a question that everyone in a position of authority - whether in a multinational corporation or a local volunteer group - wonders sooner of later. Here the authors uncover the secret that great leaders know and detail what you need to do truly inspire and motivate others.
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, her mentor reveals the five fundamental ways that leaders succeed through service.
This new edition includes a leadership self-assessment so that readers can measure to what extent they are serving and where they can improve. The authors also have 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. The book will benefit not only those who read it but also the organizations they work in and the people who look to them for guidance.
Along the way she learns:
1.Why great leaders seem preoccupied with the future?
2.How people on the team ultimately determine your success or failure?
3.What three arenas require continuous improvement?
4.Why true success in Leadership has two essential components?
5.How to knowingly strengthen - or unwittingly destroy - leadership credibility?
The tenth anniversary edition of this international bestseller-translated into 27 languages - has been revised throughout.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
KEN BLANCHARD: is founder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies and is one of the world's most prominent authors, speakers and consultants. he is the author or coauthor of more than sixty books.
MARK MILLER: is currently serving as vice president, organizational effectiveness, at Cick-fil-A, Inc. He is also the author of The Heart of Leadership, The Secret of Teams, and, with Ken Blanchard, Great Leaders Grow. His blog, GreatLeadersServe.org, is rated as one of the top leadership sites in the world.