Written as a heartwarming contemporary parable, this book points you beyond worn-out fads and flavor-of-the-month management techniques to the strategies that will make you a truly outstanding leader.
Find inspiration and a fresh perspective on the art of leadership in this account of a cub reporter who lands the interview of a lifetime and walks away with the keys to exceptional leadership. When the reporter meets with the most respected CEO in America, the businessman shares the seven secrets he learned long ago from his mentor--an eccentric but brilliant professor who taught him proven management principles that, while ancient in origin, are applicable in today's fast-paced, high-tech world.
Through this charming story dotted with humor, you'll learn how to infuse work with meaning and how to engage, energize, and ignite their workforce by using these same secrets, which include:
It will teach you how to lead the people close to you so they will view their work as a calling rather than merely a job, a place to belong rather than a place to work.
It is a powerful metaphor for leaders that reaches back 5,000 years. It is . . . The Way of the Shepherd.
Contents Introduction: The Interview 9 1. Know the Condition of Your Flock 15 2. Discover the Shape of Your Sheep 29 3. Help Your Sheep Identify with You 41 4. Make Your Pasture a Safe Place 53 5. The Staff of Direction 67 6. The Rod of Correction 81 7. The Heart of the Shepherd 97 Epilogue: The End of the Interview 109 Principles of the Way of the Shepherd 115 Notes 121 Selected Bibliography 123