We’re avid readers around the Legion office, always looking for new books with fresh leadership insights. The idea of servant leadership is something that’s taken hold in the business world, as well as our reading lists. Here are a few inspiring books we revisit whenever we need a refresher course in what it means to serve others.
Perhaps the best place to start when it comes to understanding this selfless type of leadership is James Hunter’s 1998 tome, “The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership.” Although it can be seen as a beginner’s immersion into the idea of servant leadership, Hunter frames the book as an inspiring fable that rewards repeated readings.
Jim Collins’ “Good to Great” has a well-earned place as a business classic. Published in 2001, the book outlines a framework to help leaders take their companies from good to great. This framework also happens to highlight the best aspects of servant leadership.
One of our more recent discoveries around Legion HQ is “Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results.” This collection features 44 renowned experts in servant leadership, all of whom offer useful advice for becoming a more respected manager.
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