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The Servant: A Simple Story about the True Essence of Leadership
Un relato sobre la verdadera esencia del liderazgo by James C. Los principios del liderazgo son tan simples que se nos han olvidado por completo.
Confundimos la autoridad con el poder y el respeto con el miedo, lo que lleva a unas relaciones tensas y recelosas entre jefes y subordinados, y a un triste resultado: Published June by Ediciones Urano first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about La paradojaplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
If you read only one book on leadership Derivative, ham-fisted and dumbed down beyond the point of obvious, Hunter takes the childish simplicity of something like Blanchard’s didacticism and bafflingly makes it even more banal.
And he’s blind to his flaws.
La paradoja: Un relato sobre la verdadera esencia del liderazgo by James C. Hunter (2 star ratings)
Tell me what’s wrong with this, Hunter’s introduction to the cast of caricatures The teacher asked the six of us to introduce ourselves w If you read only one book on leadership The teacher asked the six of us to introduce ourselves with a brief bio along with our reasons for attending the retreat. My roommate – Lee, the preacher – introduced himself first, followed by Greg, a young and rather cocky drill sergeant from the U.
Theresa, a Hispanic public school principal from downstate spoke next, and then Chris, a tall, attractive, black woman who coached women’s basketball at Michigan State University. A woman named Kim introduced herself ahead of me and started telling us about herself but I wasn’t listening. I was too busy thinking about what I would say about myself when it was my turn to speak. Apart from the stereotypes emphasized from start to finish I’ll come back to that.
Peppered throughout his parabolical tale, Hunter Or Noel Burch for the four stages of competence. There’s nothing wrong with rewriting old stuff by others into a new story Now, as with most of these hackneyed parables on which I rant, I can allow that there are nuggets to extract and add to your toolbox, or at least remind you of some of the tools you already have more reminder than teacher, this one Fortunately, applying a modicum of intellect will help the baby seals escape the clubbing Canadians and the discerning readers can sidestep the drivel.
And finally, at risk of offending for such an obvious observation, why did Hunter need to apply the sexist ” attractive ” to the tall black woman who was a I had to read this book as a part of my training for a mission trip leadership position.
Overall, I love the model presented of servant leadership, but I felt that the novel itself was contrived, cliche, dumbed-down, and full of the most unrealistic dialogue known to man.
I think this content would have been better served by a more straightforward, non-fiction, informational book. This blend between informative and narrative just ended up being a really clunky, poorly written allegory. If you’re I had to read this book as a part of my training for a mission trip leadership position.
If you’re thinking of reading it for the information of Servant Leadership, I’d recommend almost any of the dozens of other books written on the topic. Hunter por novelar este libro que de otra forma hubiera sido bastante interesante. A narrativa, por outro lado, deixa a desejar. The problem with business books written in a story or novelistic fashion is that they often, for the sake of a narrative arc, simplify complicated subjects.
The Servant is guilty of that simplification. One example of this simplification is the discussion of choices freewill vs determinism. Yes, making positive choices as a leader is important however we also must recognize the frame that we have inherited in making those choices.
The book has good points but, oh my, it was hard to drag myself through the saccharine-ness of it. Between the cardboard caricatures to the utterly predictable “action” and dialog and the “churchiness” of the setting, it felt very medicinal – like a video you have to sit through in corporate compliance training. Need I say more? Do yourself a favor – find a review that sums up the main points, you’ll save yourself the anguish of some major eye-rolling.
Not a particularly good book on leadership.
La paradoja: un relato sobre la verdadera esencia del liderazgo – James C. Hunter – Google Books
I think it was in my queue because some paradojaa book had been espousing the benefits of “servant leadership”, which as a concept is decent, but this is just not a very good book. It’s told in a very heavy-handed story form setting: Not for people that are in the midst of their journey Too focused on religious leaders as well and looking to them instead of inwards.
I would rather dissolve into Liderazgi for a more individualized approach. Livro que tive de ler para o curso de direito. The content is alright, organising all good things into one page, but the story telling is lame. An out of control, out of sync, out of touch General Manager goes to spend a week at a Benedictine monastery; not because he has any faith or any regard for anything Christian, but because he has heard there is a good leadership course being taught there However, he discovers that one of the monks is one of his business heroes who had dropped out of sight de Storyline: However, he discovers that one of the monks is one of his business heroes who had dropped out of sight decades ago; turns out he’s the monk to teaches the leadership class.
He and his diverse group of classmates go on an adventure of self-discovery as much as learning leadership lessons. He becomes a new man; the most resistance member of the group becomes the most sorry to see the week end; and, as liderazto as we know, everyone lives happily ever after having learned the lessons of servant-leadership.
The value of the book lq limited because the book itself is dated; and the leadership philosophy it espouses is also dated. Patrick Lencioni does a better job with the genre of leadership lessons in story jamees. And I’m a little troubled by Hunter’s secularized idea of what the purpose of a monastery is. Still, there are lessons to be gleaned. Always good to be reminded that leadership is a choice; and leadership is a privilege; and people are human beings, not things to be manipulated for the leader’s own selfish ends.
What Hunter does with 1 Corinthians 13 as a mirror for reflecting on the qualities of leadership is worth the price of the book. The key points f, roughly a think about leadership, rather paradoia management; b try to lead with authority, rather than power. The difference being that with authority employees really want to do as you ask, rather hunger being afraid not to; c true leadership in essence comes from love – the selfless act of serving your hames, and providing their legitimate liderazho.
To provide us with this message, Mr Hunter has his narrator, a struggling business leader, attend a week-long course at a mon The key points are, roughly a think about leadership, rather than management; b try to lead with authority, rather than power.
To provide us with this message, Mr Hunter has his narrator, a struggling business leader, attend a week-long course at a monastery. Here, the principles are outlined by a monk and highlighted by splendid and helpful examples from the attendees. If one takes the narrative seriously, one would be forced to notice some of the least realistic dialogue ever published. The principles outlined seem entirely reasonable; the method used to present them is cheesy in the extreme; and the heavy Christian undertone may be a little off-putting to non-believers.
This rings true, especially the “simple” bit. No major revelations from this story– love is a verb, leaders eat last, control your reactions rather than your stimuli, etc.
The format is the most difficult aspect paraxoja the read. It is a dialogue between 4 individuals. They conveniently speak in short paragraphs and magically build on the others’ points with examples and weakly cons “The Servant” carries the subtitle “A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership”.
They conveniently speak in short paragraphs and magically build on the others’ points with examples and weakly constructed counter examples. Reminds me of Patrick Leconi in paradooja sense.
The conceit of the style allows the author to make his points without seeming preachy. However he ultimately fails in this by showing that the principles he talks about jammes easy to hear but impossible to internalize through such a shortly crafted dialogue. Decent, but rehashed ideas in an intolerable format. It’s with pain that I rate it two stars, because I really found it tiring to read it.
Had to read the book for a college project, so I had to read it fast, and the book isn’t exactly engaging. I can see the fuzz of a year ago about it: Also, the part where it’s self-help was supposed to be subtle, making some people believe it can hinter also about the story, but the charact It’s with pain that I liderzgo it two stars, because I really found it tiring to read it. Also, the part where it’s self-help was supposed to be subtle, making some people believe it can be also about the story, but the characters are too similar to make you believe that their stories truly matter.
I give one star because the writing itself isn’t bad, and another star just because I liked Greg. The book does contain some good teachings, but the author’s idea of wrapping them in a pseudo-romance fashion didn’t work for me.
The characters are shallow lieerazgo stereotyped, and the lla itself is so weak that he didn’t even bother to end in a proper way.
Even more, the way he fills the book with quotations from other authors coming from the characters mouths as if they were human encyclopedias becomes VERY boring after some time. For our book club The author had some good ideas about “servant leadership,” but he should have written a self-help non-fiction book instead of trying to jam all his ideas into a story that didn’t flow.
It’s a quick read, evidenced by my reading it in one day. The thesis of this book that good leadership accomplishes goals more effectively via service than by any other means.