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Book Review: The Way of the Shepherd

Author: Kevin Leman
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Way-Shepherd-Ancient-Managing-Productive-ebook/dp/B000SEPHKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498945642&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Way+of+the+Shepherd%3A+7+Ancient+Secrets+to+Managing+Productive+People
Genre: non-fiction
RatingMust Read

Publisher Bio

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 the 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 is a compact, heart-warming story dotted with humor. It will teach you how to lead the people close to 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 leaders how to infuse work with meaning and how to engage, energize, and ignite their workforce and gives employees a better understanding of what makes for a quality work experience.

It is a powerful metaphor for leaders that reaches back 5,000 years. It is . . . The Way of the Shepherd.

My Observation

Simple, instructive book. I have always thought one of the greatest ways to understand leadership is to understand the life of a shepherd. Over and over again, the Bible calls us sheep. Therefore, the best way to understand how to lead others is to understand the way of the shepherd. I’ll break this book down into bite sized forms at a later time. Definitely worth reading and reflection.

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