21st century leadership is a whole new world! More than ever before, everybody can lead--because everybody can serve. Serve to Lead equips you with the tools to prevail--whether you're a CEO or just starting out, whether you're an entrepreneur or work in a large company, government agency, a not-for-profit organization or the military. Extensive interviews, business case studies, psychological research, biography, history and literature inform this award-winning leadership manual. Serve to Lead equips you with the tools to make your unique contribution as a leader. From the raw material of your life and work you can create your own "masterpiece of service."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James Strock is a best-selling author and speaker on leadership. His passion for the practice of leadership spans four decades. He's an independent entrepreneur and reformer in business, government, and politics. He is the founder of the Serve to Lead Group. Strock also served as the founding secretary for environmental protection for the State of California; as the chief law enforcement officer of the USEPA; general counsel of the US Office of Personnel Management; and special counsel to the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. His books include 'Serve to Lead,' 'Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership,' 'Reagan on Leadership,' and 'Disrupt Politics.'
"Leadership as service is so obvious once one has pondered the idea and its application--and, alas, so rare in current practice. This is a superb book."
--TOM PETERS, Author of The Little BIG Things and In Search of Excellence
"Serve to Lead distills timeless leadership principles into readily accessible, actionable practices that you can put to work today."
--WARREN BENNIS, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California and author of On Becoming a Leader
"Serve to Lead is the essential guidebook to 21st century leadership. On a personal level, this book has changed my life. I urge men and women who aspire to make a difference in the world to let it change theirs as well."
--MARTI BARLETTA, Author of Marketing to Women and Prime Time Women
"Serve to Lead is a book of far-ranging insight, as much about life as it is about business. It is concise, thoughtful and--perhaps most importantly--useful."
--FRANK BLAKE, Former CEO, The Home Depot
"Serve to Lead is a really great book."
--LEO HINDERY, JR ., Managing Director, InterMedia Partners
"'Who are you serving?' is the question at the heart of Serve to Lead, and it is the question that will change your entire vision of how you lead. If you are committed to being a truly effective leader in the twenty-first century, read this book--today."
--HUGH HEWITT, Host, Hugh Hewitt, MSNBC