Have you ever read a book that so overwhelmingly captured your heart you didn’t want it to end? That’s how I felt when I came to the end of The Serving Leader. Written in the style of a novel, this book teaches like a textbook that’s so interesting you can’t put it down. Each chapter adds precept upon precept, like building blocks which perfectly define and illustrate the Serving Leader.
Condensing the indispensable content of The Serving Leader is a challenge.
The Serving Leader is more than theory. It’s action. Each chapter title, in fact, starts with the directive, Action. This is because “Serving Leaders are in the trenches with their teams, businesses, and neighborhoods doing what others are just writing about.”
Action: Raise the Bar
To serve the many, you first serve the few.
The best reach-down is a challenging reach-up.
Action: Blaze the Trail
To protect your value, you must give it all away.
Your biggest obstacle is the one that hinders someone else.
Action: Build on Strength
To address your weaknesses, focus on your strengths.
You can’t become the best unless others do too.
Action: Run to Create Purpose
We all need to be assured of our purpose. If we are going to give our life to something, we want to know it has meaning and that our actions will make a difference. It’s how we are wired.
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The Serving Leader was first written in 2003 when the idea of leadership from a servant’s heart was still a new concept, maybe even considered unlikely. Today, 2016, the authors have updated the text to provide broader insight and acute vision for the future of Serving Leaders
If you are searching for a way to up your game as a leader, become a Serving Leader. This book will inspire you to be a Trailblazer. You can serve a greater purpose. You can make a difference.