What do you want from your employees? Loyalty? Excellence?
If it’s greatness you want, it’s greatness you must give. 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 an 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 this 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.
The Way of the Shepherd will teach you how to lead the people around 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 shows you how to infuse work with meaning and how to engage and energize your workforce.
This unforgettable book reads quickly, hits hard, and stays with you. It illustrates an approach to management that is:
Timeless – proven not merely in contemporary business but across the millennia, ever since shepherds first lead their sheep to good pasture.
Challenging – for it calls you to give your best in order to receive the best.
Uncommon – so uncommon that it will inevitably set you apart as a rare, highly effective leader if you learn and follow its precepts.
The Way of the Shepherd will show you how to call forth greatness from your employees by cultivating it in yourself. In the words of the professor:
The ultimate test of leadership isn’t setting the direction of your flock. The ultimate test is this: can you get your flock where you want it to go?
The Way of the Shepherd is about your heart, your character, and your priorities. It’s countercultural, flying in the face of modern corporate values. Does it work? Practice its seven principles and see for yourself the difference they make in your workers, in your business, and, most importantly, in you.