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Publisher Description

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 bestseller 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 highest potential.

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 to continuing professional success but to personal fulfillment as well.

Business & Personal Finance
February 6
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Instantfan! ,


As I read this book I found a new fire burning inside. Something that may have been long lost had I not invested the time to read this great story. Ken and Mark deliver a compelling story that is engaging and emotionally nostalgic. It was as if I had completed a great race once finishing this book. I felt like I have what it takes to have a daily pursuit of growth and a strategy not just hope. There is a clear outline of ways to maintain steady growth and development as a leader regardless of your position. Help yourself and others by reading this book and telling others about it. So take the next step to success and GROW!

MooretothisLiFE ,

Timely and refreshing

This is a quick and profound read for leaders at all levels. I suggest you read it today and apply it for a lifetime.

Geobee21 ,

Great book!

This is a great book for anyone wanting to grow as a leader. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. This book is great whether you are new to leadership or have been leading for years. Keep growing!

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