The Sheep Thief: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Change in Life

Overview

Several hundred years ago in a quaint village in Italy, two young men were caught stealing sheep. They were immediately taken to trial before the town judge, found guilty and, there in front of their fellow villagers, were given their sentence. It was a cruel, harsh and painful sentence that would mark them for life.

One of these men died a lonely, embarrassed and embittered old man who was far away from home, penniless and without any friends, while the other overcame his past ...

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Overview

Several hundred years ago in a quaint village in Italy, two young men were caught stealing sheep. They were immediately taken to trial before the town judge, found guilty and, there in front of their fellow villagers, were given their sentence. It was a cruel, harsh and painful sentence that would mark them for life.

One of these men died a lonely, embarrassed and embittered old man who was far away from home, penniless and without any friends, while the other overcame his past to become the wealthiest, most successful man in the region. Everyone knew his name and honored him. He became the patriarch. There was not one human being who had not been touched by him in some way.

Al Walker utilizes the parable of The Sheep Thief and the character of Mr. Taylor, a successful corporate board member and mentor, to remind us that anyone, anywhere can make a positive change in life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933715919
  • Publisher: Executive Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 671,552
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Acknowledgments and Appreciation 15

Dedication 16

The Parable of the Sheep Thief 17

Part I The Encounter

I The Final Straw 23

II Confronting the Enemy: Sometimes Yourself 29

III Meeting Seth Taylor 35

IV Stairway to the Stars 42

V Laying the Foundation: The Attitude Factor 50

VI The First Steps: Faith-Believe the Dream 55

VII The Steps Get Steeper 95

VIII Finishing the Climb 114

IX Beyond the Door 133

X Summary of Steps 140

Part II Mr. Taylor's Leadership Tool Kit

XI The Meeting 145

XII 45 Team-Building Ideas 148

XIII Seven Timeless Truths for the Leader of the Future 159

XIV Harvey Cole Today 161

About Joe Batten 163

About Al Walker 164

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2010

    The Sheep Thief Sold Itself to our Salesforce!

    This fun little book is a must-read. We offered copies to all or our indepdendent sales agents as it offers a wealth of wonderful messages written in an easy, fun to read style. We got great reviews from our sales force after sending the books out.

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