“A simple yet powerful promise: caring leaders can produce extraordinary outcomes.” —Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Power of Regret
Breaking new ground in the exploration of servant leadership, Bob DeKoch and Phil Clampitt draw on their years of experience and research to describe, with vivid, real-world examples, how leading with care enriches people and transforms organizations in our challenging times.
Gallup recently reported that only 15% of employees in the United States are truly engaged in their workplace. Yet nearly 70% say they would work harder if they felt more appreciated. Over 90% of those surveyed believed their leaders “lacked communication skills to lead.” The gloomy stories behind sobering statistics reveal employees’ disappointment with current leadership approaches. Leaders can do better.
That’s why the authors sought to go beyond the laudable sentiments of the servant-leadership movement by envisioning, creating, and testing a new leadership platform based on a set of guiding beliefs and actual day-to-day practices. Their unique perspective transforms traditional practices, like employee coaching and collaboration, into dynamic self-actualizing workplaces. They also share insights about less frequently discussed leadership issues such as how to build an empowering network of relationships and transform pushback into progress. Anyone who wishes to craft their own distinctive, compelling, and empowering leadership style that unleashes the latent energy of people and their organizations will discover a robust framework for doing so in Leading with Care in a Tough World.
“Pragmatic, thought-provoking, and exceptionally well-written . . . If you’re a leader, or aspiring to become one, I strongly recommend this book.” —Frank Sonnenberg, award-winning author of Managing with a Conscience
“Filled with inspiring stories, practical advice and years of tried-and-true methods.” —Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times–bestselling author of Triggers