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The Servant Leader by James A. Autry
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Dec 30, 11

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Read in December, 2011

James Autry was a business leader who acted as a servant leader before he knew the term. Essentially he illustrates the daily tasks of leading and managing (vision, planning, motivating, holding accountable, dealing with conflict, etc) through a servant leader mode. The book's strength is its practically, but its weakness is that it does not clearly show how being a good business leader (read effective and efficient; meeting the bottom line) is differentiated from a good servant leader. He alludes to "servant leader principles" but does not clearly articulate them. That is not a loss, but since I am using this book to highlight the distinctives of servant leader, I find it lacking and needing supplementation. However, for others who just want some good pointers on the practical aspects of leadership, it is a good place to start
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