If you’re not growing, you’re dying. That’s the message that Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller have for leaders in their new book, Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life. In a classic parable format, they tell the story of Blake Brown, a young 20-something, as he takes on his first leadership role.
Funny thing about the story, even though it is geared for people new to leadership and full of wisdom on how to get off to a fast start, the book may have a bigger impact on people already in leadership roles suffering from burnout.
I’m not sure if this is what Blanchard and Miller intended, but that was certainly my experience as I watched Blake encounter older executives in the company. As Blake learned the lessons in the book: Gain knowledge, Reach out to others, Open your world, and Walk toward wisdom…
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