Item description for The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People by Kevin Leman & William Pentak...
Overview A businessman shares the seven secrets he learned long ago that, while ancient in origin, are applicable in today's fast-paced world.
Publishers Description 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."
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Library Journal - 08/09/2004
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.2" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310250978 ISBN13 9780310250975 UPC 025986250973
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More About Kevin Leman & William Pentak
Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and bestselling author. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and frequent guest for The View, Today, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.
Kevin Leman currently resides in Tuscon, in the state of Arizona.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Way Of The Shepherd?
inspiring! Jan 9, 2007
This is an excellent, inspiring book. It is well put together and is a simple read with profound truths. Read this to learn how to get along with all groups of people you may encounter in your various walks of life. It will teach you how to lead and encourage others.
So good I bought extra to give away. Feb 22, 2006
Excellect book on managing people. Very easy to read and it holds your interest very good. Great insight shared very well. Anyone who supervises people, owns or runs a business should read this.
The Productive Shepherd Feb 21, 2006
The Way of the Shepherd is indeed a valuable asset in learning to lead poductive people in a successful organization. The points made are insightful and provide valuable guidance in learning and providing leadership. They range from guiding the associate toward self empowerment to defending the actions taken by the associate when appropriate. The book is a valuable resource for any organization, whether business, religious, or volunteer.
One of the best books of the year Oct 15, 2004
More than just another management book, The Way of the Shepherd relates sound people management practices to shepherding. Basically it takes seven of the most important principles of shepherding and relates them to managing productive people who want to work for you. The seven principles are each set in their own chapter and covered in detail. of Know the Condition of Your Flock, Discover the Shape of Your Sheep, Help Your Sheep Identify with You, Make Your Pasture a Safe Place, The Staff of Direction, The Rod of Correction, The Heart of the Shepherd.
Basically by explaining various important aspects of good shepherding the authors provide solid object lessons in managing people. Each chapter ends with a short synopsis of the major points. There is a lot of wisdom concentrated in these seven principles and I found myself printing them out on a small card that I can carry with me. The Way of the Shepherd is a highly recommended purchase and can be applied to many different kings of "flocks" - family, church, service groups, or any other group you care about.
Rational Retention Oct 8, 2004
One of a manager's primary challenges is to maintain the talent that you have recruited, trained and made personal and corporate investment in development. You don't want this talent to walk or move to a competitor. We invest money in maintaining and upgrading our capital investments regularly. Way of the Shepherd tells you how to make human investment.
Pentak and Leman take lessons from an experienced shepherd, and translate good practice into human resource management. They take you through Management 101 to Human Resource Development at the post-graduate level in simple, but deep lessons about management's role in personnel maintenance.
Take a weekend and go to shepherding school, or take this on your next business flight and you'll have the tools to re-ignite your committment to your staff, from your stars to you marginal performers. It's an investment of time that will pay returns after each chapter, from knowing your sheep to making a safe pasture to providing correction and direction.
This is the best human resource management book I have ever read. It's insightful and practical. I am recommending it to my management team and to my boss. It will contribute to reaching our department goal - being the best place to work. Jim Johns