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Posted November 25, 2010
Inspirational treatise on leadership
With more than 20 million copies of his books in print, One-Minute Manager author Ken Blanchard is one of the world's most popular business authors. You will immediately understand why after you read this inspirational business novel that he wrote with Mark Miller, training and development vice president of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain. They tell the fictional, motivational story of Debbie Brewster, a newly appointed manager of corporate client services for a division of her company. As the narrative opens, Brewster is down for the count and sprawled out on the canvas. Her business unit is the company's worst and she's failing miserably as a leader. She worries that she will lose her job, but the firm's president becomes her mentor and gives her a crash course on leadership. He's a savvy leader and she is an apt pupil. He walks her through the "SERVE" leadership model and brings the reader along. You'll feel the uplift as the book closes with Brewster's staff cheering her as she moves up to a new executive position. getAbstract warmly recommends this short, nicely written parable on the meaning of leadership.
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Posted December 20, 2013
Highly recommended for all leaders
This book was suggested to me by a well-respected female leader at my company who I have come to really admire. She stated that it would be a quick and easy read and that it was. I now know The Secret and will recommend this book as well as the SERVE philosophy to anyone else aspiring to be a great leader.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 4, 2011