Ever heard of anyone making this statement, ‘I live to serve’? This book is about living to serve others and as a result, building your influence and authority as a leader. One of the first statements the author makes is how in our world today, people “do not quit their jobs, they quit their managers” – emphasizing the importance of having good leaders in organizations as a key aspect of keeping the best talent.
With the growing differences between Gen X-Y with the work style of baby boomers, ‘Servant Leadership’ book serves as an important reminder to business leaders in corporate world of what is important to post-millennium workforce. The Servant Leadership Model described in the book constitutes the following pillars:
- Will – having the intention and willingness to take action
- Love – extending yourself to others and meeting their legitimate needs and working for the good of people
- Service – willingness to make sacrifices for others
- Authority – the skill of willingly getting people to do your will because of your personal influence
- Leadership – on becoming a Servant Leader as a result of the above four points.
Recommendation: Anyone interested in the fields of management and leadership.
Next book review is on ‘First Things First: Understand Why So Often Our First Things Aren’t First’ by Stephen R. Covey