The Secret by Ken Blanchard

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The Secret answers the question, ""What do I need to do to be a great leader?"" Books on leadership abound, and most of them emphasize one or another of the ideas explored here. But only The Secret pulls all of the five essential concepts together into a coherent plan for achieving leadership success.The core idea, based on the authors' years of experience and drawn from examples of the best leaders, is that leadership comes from service. The five ways in which leaders can succeed through service are seeing and shaping the future; engaging and developing others; reinventing continuously; valuing results and relationships; and embodying the values. Each strategy is explained in detail, with exercises and tips for integrating them into the leadership matrix.The Secret is not dry dogma; the authors show their ideas at work by following the example of a struggling leader who enrolls in a mentoring program at her company. It traces her progress in understanding and applying these concepts, and her subsequent transformation into a respected and effective leader.

About Ken Blanchard

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Ken Blanchard is founder and Chief Spiritual Officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including The One Minute Manager.
Published October 1, 2009 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 144 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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The authors have developed a leadership model based on the acronym “SERVE.” Whole books have been devoted to each of the concepts that make up the SERVE model, but this book nets it out in an easy-to-follow format with useful examples.

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