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  • Published: 1 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781609943035
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $42.99

Great Leaders Grow



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.

  • Published: 1 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781609943035
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $42.99

About the authors

Ken Blanchard

Sheldon Bowles is the author with Ken Blanchard of many successful books in the One Minute Manager series, including Raving Fans and Gung Ho! Richard Silvano and Susan Silvano are directors of Houston-based Career Management International, which was founded in 1976. They have worked for many years in career counselling, employee training and development with individuals, as well as helping organizations, institutions and corporations to realise the full potential of their most precious investment, their human resources.

Praise for Great Leaders Grow

“Continuing to grow has been the key to my success. It can be the key to yours, too, if you read this book.” —Anthony Robbins, entrepreneur, author and peak performance strategist   “Great stories based on principles have proven to be the most effective genre for focused learning. Mark and Ken have proven to be one of the world’s most successful writing teams. With Great Leaders Grow, this creative dream team has produced their best work yet! This is a book for those who seek to be more effective leaders at home, at work, and in our nation as a whole.” —Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift

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