Berrett-Koehler Publishers, February 2012
What Fuels Great Leadership?
Successful leaders don't rest on their laurels, because leadership is not a title on a business card. Leadership is a living process -- and life means growth. As Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller write in the introduction, "the path to increased influence, impact, and leadership effectiveness is paved with personal growth . . . Our capacity to grow determines our capacity to lead. It's really that simple." Great Leaders Grow shows leaders and aspiring leaders precisely which areas to focus on so they can remain effective throughout their lives.
Debbie Brewster -- the protagonist from Blanchard and Miller's
international besteller The Secret -- returns in this book
to mentor her mentor's son, Blake, as he begins his career. Now an
accomplished leader herself, Debbie shows Blake how growing as a
leader and as a human being are inextricably linked. "How well you
and I serve will be determined by the decision to grow or not,"
she says. "Will you be a leader who is always ready to face the
next challenge? Or will you be a leader who tries to apply
yesterday's solutions to today's problems?"
As Blake confronts the challenges of business in the real world,
he turns to Debbie for guidance. Step by step, Debbie and Blake
explore the GROW model -- four ways that leaders must challenge
and stretch themselves, both on the job and off, to fulfill their
Whether you're a CEO or an entry-level employee, this book will inspire you to reflect on your life and design your own long-term growth plan -- a plan that can lead not only tocontinuing professional success but to personal fulfillment as well.
hardcover | ISBN: 9781609943035 | Publication Date: February 2012
"Continuing to grow has been the key to my success. It can be the
key to yours, too, if you read this book."
-- Anthony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author and Peak Performance Strategist
"Great stories based on principles have proven to be the most
effective genre for focused learning. Mark and Ken have proven to
be one of the world's most successful writing teams. With Great
Leaders Grow, this creative dream team has produced their
best work yet! This is a book for those who seek to be more
effective leaders at home, at work, and in our nation as a whole."
-- Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift