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Servant Leadership in Action

How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results
Narrated by: Natalie Hoyt, Jeff Hoyt
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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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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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....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-05-2018

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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  • Sigrun Gunnarsdottir
  • 27-05-2018

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-07-2018

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-08-2018

Terrible

I wanted a book outlining the fundamentals of servant leadership, not a history lesson on Jesus Christ.

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  • Buddy Buchner
  • 20-07-2020

Fantastic Mind Shift

Being a servant leader doesn’t mean being weak it means giving others strength. It’s building others into strong employees.

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  • Honest reviewer
  • 31-05-2020

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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  • C. Kimbel
  • 27-01-2020

Some good papers but too heavy on bios

Struggled to finish this one. I felt like I was just listening to a list of all the wonderful credentials of the papers' authors too much. Some good useful content in between all of it, but became very repetitive by the end.

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  • Juanpa
  • 28-11-2019

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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  • Beth Standlee
  • 14-11-2019

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-10-2019

good book

it was very reparative and more like success stories but it did show how serving leader ship help turn around major companies

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  • S. Wells
  • 10-08-2020

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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  • Anonymous
  • 16-04-2018

OK IF YOU ARE RELIGIOUS - TOO "CHURCHY"

What would have made Servant Leadership in Action better?

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

What didn’t you like about Natalie Hoyt and Jeff Hoyt ’s performance?

Speaking was fine

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