No…not that kind! Maybe Epilogue would have been better to use, but you gotta admit, seeing Appendix as a title is a little more eye-catching than Epilogue. :) This is the final week of the shared book discussion with Jon “Stretched” Stolpe about the book Love Works by Joel Manby. My plan today is simply give a short recap of the principles of this book. If you look at the calendar on the right of my blog and start at Jan 8th to the present date, you will be able to read each post I wrote about the book (or wait until the end).
Several people have given their endorsement of this book.
“A must-read for leaders who care.” Joe Kennedy, CEO & President, Pandora Radio
“Love is not a word heard in many business school classes. but if you read Joel’s book, you’ll see that leading with love can transform a company’s culture. It’s about lifting up each other as well as the bottom line. You can have it both ways.” Jim Apple, President & CEO, Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc.
“Joel Manby is the ‘real deal’ leader-the boss we all longed to work for. I wish I had read this book early in my career.” Rick Woolworth, Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
“There has never been a leadership book that has so impressed me and so touched me as deeply as Love Works. Whether a pastor, a CEO, a church planter, or a director in some office, the principles in Love Works work. These seven leadership principles will revolutionize and transform where you spend a good part of your day.” Bill Grandi, Lead Pastor of Owen Valley Christian Fellowship, Spencer, IN.
Yeah, that is wrong! :) But it it true! The seven principles of Leadership by Love are as follows:
PATIENT: Having self-control
KIND: Showing encouragement
TRUSTING: Placing confidence in people
UNSELFISH: Thinking less of yourself
TRUTHFUL: Being honest as individuals and as a company
FORGIVING: Releasing the grip of the grudge
DEDICATED: Sticking to your values
The final week I talked about choice-how each of us has to make a choice as to how we will treat others and how we will act. I simply cannot minimize its effect upon me and my leadership. I still have a long way to go, I know, but these principles will help make my remaining years (however long or short) effective ones.
The ultimate compliment: OVCF is hosting “Owen After Hours,” a gathering of local business people from our community. We are giving away 25 copies to the first 25 companies who ask for one. Check out Jon’s blog for his recap. Meanwhile, may I ask you to share one thing, one principle, that meant the most to you?
Thanks for joining in these past 2 months. I appreciate it.