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Author: Kenneth Blanchard, Mark Miller Narrator: Rick Adamson Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9781598871920
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Debbie Brewster is an executive whose work group is failing. She begins meeting with a mentor her company president who helps her discover the secret of great leaders.

In this accessible business fable, Debbie learns five ways in which great leaders can actually serve their followers and takes her team from worst to first. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 1/16/2014

    " Good; parable on becoming a servant leader (SERVE) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivo | 1/5/2014

    " Great author! This is an amazing book. Clear and simple. A must "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Butch | 1/3/2014

    " Really nice, short book on leadership told in the form of a parable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 12/12/2013

    " A great leadership HOW-TO book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/4/2013

    " Learned about the SERVE model of leadership. Very fast and enjoyable read, completed it in about 2 hours on vacation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 11/29/2013

    " This is a pretty good book, for those that might be participating in a mentoring program. I found the book easy to read and comprehend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 11/25/2013

    " I read this book in a day, it doesn't take much to go through it. Most books like this tend to be dull and boring, but this book read like a short story. It has a lot of good and thought provoking elements that are good for any level of management, as there's always room to improve. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mona | 11/24/2013

    " Based on the principals of leadership through serving, the book consists of easy to remember principals that are good qualities to have and strive toward. The message is good but the writing and story telling could be better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaquanna | 6/12/2013

    " quick easy read, simple yet practical framework for servant leadership "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eugene | 4/29/2013

    " Great leaders Serve others as much as hey can and in turn those who they help become great leaders. Do lead one must set by example. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/29/2013

    " One of my favorite management/leadership books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/5/2013

    " I like that this book is short and accessable. It's written in the form of a story, which makes the book read quickly. Disclaimer - the authors are not fiction writers, so it can be awkward and cheesy at parts. But, keep with it, you'll learn a lot about leadership in not a lot of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mohdalshawan | 10/10/2012

    " The book that relaeses leaders to significance "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 9/24/2012

    " Good presentation of what servant leadership looks like in the corporate setting. The use of a story to put across the fundamental concepts was a good mechanism for making the book interesting and compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 6/16/2012

    " I am not a natural born leader so I was able to take away some good things from this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenneth | 6/11/2012

    " I listened to this book using Audible on my iPhone. It was easy to listen to and was formated to teach by telling a story. It was quick, insightful and kept me engaged. The "story" seemed a little "cookie cutter" at times though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nita | 4/8/2012

    " Read this book for my church and for my work. Great ideas on servant leadership. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 12/17/2010

    " SERVE!!!! Good concepts, wasn't crazy about the way it was presented, though it is definitely memorable and will stick with you. I just found the "storytelling" aspect a bit too...forced. But definitely excellent principles! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 11/22/2010

    " This is a pretty good book, for those that might be participating in a mentoring program. I found the book easy to read and comprehend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bardees | 11/10/2010

    " I usually don't like books that all about a conversation between two people, but I liked the tips in this book on how to use SERVE model to be a great leader.
    the key message in this short book is to be a serving leader not a self serving one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 7/5/2010

    " I like that this book is short and accessable. It's written in the form of a story, which makes the book read quickly. Disclaimer - the authors are not fiction writers, so it can be awkward and cheesy at parts. But, keep with it, you'll learn a lot about leadership in not a lot of time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 8/26/2009

    " Good; parable on becoming a servant leader (SERVE)
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 6/24/2009

    " Este libro deben de leerlo todas las personas que trabajan en la administración de un negocio, es realmente excelente. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Butch | 2/14/2009

    " Really nice, short book on leadership told in the form of a parable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 1/30/2009

    " I am not a natural born leader so I was able to take away some good things from this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 7/17/2008

    " Learned about the SERVE model of leadership. Very fast and enjoyable read, completed it in about 2 hours on vacation. "

About the Author

Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees.

About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.