Summary of The Servant Leader

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The Servant Leader book summary
"Servant leaders" act with integrity, work on behalf of those they lead and empower people throughout the organization.


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Leaders are made, not born, and author Robert P. Neuschel shows you how to grow your own leadership qualities. He identifies core values that inform the most inspired kind of managerial leadership, using examples from the playbooks of today’s top business executives. This compact introduction to the primary characteristics of leadership provides classic, basic information for those aspiring to top positions. Neuschel promotes the simple notion that leaders should benefit - and serve - those they are leading, thus becoming "servant leaders."getAbstract recommends this thoughtful overview to students and managers who want to advance by helping others, not climbing over them.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Which qualities successful managers and leaders must have; and
  • How "servant leaders" empower other leaders in their organizations and inspire their followers.


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About the Author

Robert P. Neuschel was an executive with an international management firm for 30 years and also was a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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