Great Leaders GROW: Becoming a Leader for Life by Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller


A quick and convenient reading, ‘Great Leaders GROW’ is a story of how a young man joins the working world in Sales Account Management and becomes part of a team that troubleshoots to win back profitable clients.

The main theme of the book revolves around a character who has a mentor both at work and outside his work environment and that leadership means GROW-ing for life, i.e. in order to become a great leader, you must: Gain knowledge, Reach out to others, Open your world, and Walk toward wisdom. Like many Ken Blanchard books, ‘Great Leaders GROW’ reads smoothly and many of his business advice and lessons are part of the story.

There is a self-assessment for assessing each of the GROW areas of leadership at the end of the book and for anyone interested in detailed assessment of their leadership skills, further resources are provided at the end of the book.

Recommendation: Anyone interested in management.

Rating: 6/10

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