With millions of copies of his titles in print, including his bestseller, The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard is one of the business world’s most popular authors. Corporate executive Mark Miller teamed up with Blanchard to create 2009’s The Secret. Their newest collaboration, Great Leaders Grow, is an instructive fable that explains why leaders must keep growing. Readable and easy to understand, this business novella presents a tidy, mainstream message about self-development. Blanchard and Miller discuss the requirements of “servant leadership” and encourage readers to expand their personal and professional understanding. getAbstract recommends this tale to the authors’ dedicated fans and to aspiring leaders seeking an accessible book as a bridge to something a little more challenging.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why leaders must pursue personal and professional growth, and
- What that growth requires.
About the Authors
Ken Blanchard is a best-selling author of more than 50 books, with more than 20 million copies in print. Mark Miller is the vice president of training and development at the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A.
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1 year agoClarity and easy to apply
2 years agoClarity of the summary makes it easy to relate to personal experiences and challenges. Upon reflection, in general, I have had two types of leaders: inspirational who embraced disruption and differences of opinion; as those who were self-absorbed. Through the years, I have paid particular attention to the career trajectory of both profiles. In the end, the insecurities of the narcissist wins out and their legacy is mocked and exile cheered as they more often than not slip into obscurity. Unfortunately, not at the pace that most of the abused might have hoped. To Blanchard's point, if you're not growing, your dying!
6 years agoas per many Blanchard books written in a fable style - engaging and easy to apply