Leadership by the Book Tools to Transform Your Workplace

ISBN-10: 0688172393

ISBN-13: 9780688172398

Edition: 1999

Authors: Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels, Phil Hodges

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In today's changing business world, leaders face more challenges than ever before, whether from increased competition, new ways of reaching customers, or motivating people. Leadership by the Book is an exceptional new book, brimming with insights, ideas, tools, and tactics for becoming a successful leader. Written in the parable format of Ken Blanchard's bestselling The One Minute Manager. and Raving Fans, it tells the story of a professor and a minister who school a young professional in management skills and ethics. Citing Jesus as a source for practical lessons in effective leadership, the authors explore the concept of "servant leadership" and offer simple strategies for bringing vision and values to any organization. Individuals will learn how to: Achieve goals without sacrificing character or faith Inspire and sustain commitment and others to give their best Build teamwork and celebrate successes Find personal passion and meaning in work Sure to be required reading for managers and employees, Leadership by the Book can also be applied in day-to-day life by parents, coaches, entrepreneurs, and community leaders everywhere.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/22/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Kenneth Hartely Blanchard was born May 6, 1939, in Orange, New Jersey. He married Marjorie McKee, a business consultant, in 1962. He founded Blanchard Training and Development in 1977. Blanchard has cowritten several books on management, including one of the best-selling management books of all time, The One-Minute Manager (1982) with Spencer Johnson. In the book, the authors describe effective and efficient management skills. The basics to good management are setting goals, praising, and reprimanding. Blanchard says that these skills can easily be translated to work in the home as well as the office. Blanchard lives in San Diego, California.

Bill Hybels was born in 1951 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He received hs BA degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University near Chicago. He also has an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Bill Hybels is the senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in the Chicago suburb of South Barrington, Ill. Hybels founded the church after surveying the community and designing Sunday morning services for non-believers, with services for believers held on another day. He is the creator of the Global Leadership Summit. His book, Rediscovering Church: The Story and Vision of Willow Creek, written with his wife Lynne, outlines the successful formula he used. His other books include Honest to God: Becoming an Authentic Christian; The God You're Looking For; Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to be With God; Making Life Work and Power of a Whisper.

Phil Hodges served as a human resource and industrial relationship manager in corporate America for thirty-six years. He is coauthor of three books: Leadership by the Book with Ken Blanchard and Bill Hybels, and The Servant Leader and Lead Like Jesus with Ken Blanchard.

Introduction
The Heartbreak
The Professor
Michael
The Minister
The Commissioning
Effective Leadership Starts on the Inside
Iron Sharpens Iron
Synergy
Spiritual Significance Versus Earthly Success
The Heart of the Matter
The Awakening
The Recovery
The Retreat
A Choice
Checking the Heart
Clearing the Head
Leadership Begins with a Clear Vision
If You Want Your People to Be Responsible, You Must Be Responsive
The Servant Leader as a Performance Coach
Guiding the Hands
The Return of the Servant Leader
The Minister
The Professor
Acknowledgments
List of Scripture Quotations
About the Authors
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