The Not So Subtle Art of Caring: Letters on Leadership

The Not So Subtle Art of Caring: Letters on Leadership

by Phillip Kane
The Not So Subtle Art of Caring: Letters on Leadership

The Not So Subtle Art of Caring: Letters on Leadership

by Phillip Kane


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Virgin's Richard Branson, Zappos' Tony Hsieh, and Tesla's Elon Musk, apart from their obvious success, all share another thing in common. Each utilizes storytelling to maximize their effectiveness as leaders. Many of the most influential leaders of our and all time, including arguably the most influential leader in history, used storytelling whenever they had a particularly important point to make. Encouraged by these influences, a father who was a known storyteller and a Nigerian priest who used stories to bridge a language barrier, author, and successful businessperson, Phillip Kane used stories each Friday throughout his career to help business associates relate to key issues facing the organizations he had the privilege to lead. These weekly letters had less to do with what was going on in the business than how people thought about what was going on in the business. By helping shift and align his teams' point of view, Kane and the teams he led were able to accomplish more and win more often. All because of the stories he told. Many of them are assembled here in one place for the first time. Organized around key themes like encouragement, trust, and gratitude, Kane also provides additional insights for existing or aspiring leaders looking for a different, better way to appeal to those who should be following them. Featured twice in Kouzes' & Posner's, The Leadership Challenge (Wiley), first-time author, Phillip Kane's storytelling technique and the leadership lessons he imparts are key for any leader seeking to create winning teams built on a fundamental foundation of caring and service to others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789049084
Publisher: Collective Ink
Publication date: 07/15/2022
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.57(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Phillip Kane is a husband, father, and businessman. He has had a successful career of more than 30 years in some of the world’s best-known corporations. Working for brands like Goodyear, Pirelli, and NAPA, Kane has had the privilege to lead thousands of individuals and has managed billions of dollars in value for stakeholders. Kane lives in Ohio with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Preface The Family Business 5

Introduction (What is) The Not So Subtle Art of Caring? 11

Chapter 1 The Rules 22

Chapter 2 Make Others Big 63

Chapter 3 The Charisma of Caring 103

Chapter 4 The Character of Caring Teams 146

Part I The Traits of Great, Caring Teams 152

Part II The Behaviors of Great, Caring Teams 179

Chapter 5 "Steward Little" and Other Stories 209

Chapter 6 A Dog's Breakfast of Things 251

Afterword The Importance of Grace 290

Acknowledgements 294

Bibliography 295

Index 304

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