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The Way of the Shepherd

The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People by Kevin Leman is a great leadership handbook. It can be used by those who wish to be leaders or leaders who need to learn better methods.

Now don’t let the title alarm you. It is not saying that all of your employees are like a herd of animals that need to be treated like such.

We know Jesus as a gentle shepherd of his children and we should do the same. As a leader we need to have a higher sense of responsibility for the security, welfare, happiness, and activity of our workplace.

This book does not teach you to be the boss, but rather the leader and how to lead with your heart. Keep in mind that some people may have to work for you, but this book will make you want them to work with you.

The Way of the Shepherd is about a young leader who is working his way up the ladder as a reporter. He interviews a well-respected CEO and gains the keys to exceptional leadership. What are these keys?

  • Know the Condition of Your Flock
  • Discover the Shape of Your Sheep
  • Help Your Sheep Identify with You
  • Make Your Pasture a Safe Place
  • The Staff of Direction
  • The Rod of Correction
  • The Heart of the Shepherd

As you can see, the titles of these 7 steps are relatable to the Bible, which is the ultimate guidebook to a successful life.

I found this book to be a quick, easy read. The story of the reporter kept me interested and made it a real page turner.

Now, who said you could not mix business with spirituality? Check out The Way of the Shepherd by Kevin Leman and find out how to manage a successful career in a Godly way.

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