Be Successful: The Secret, What Great Leaders Know – and Do


In our Be Successful series we look at another book that will help you on the road to great leadership.

The Secret: What Great Leaders Know – and Do
In this new revised and updated edition of their classic business fable, Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller get at the heart of what makes a leader successful. Newly promoted but struggling young executive Debbie Brewster asks her mentor the one question she desperately needs answered: “What is the secret of great leaders?” His reply – “great leaders serve” – flummoxes her, but over time he reveals the five fundamental ways that leaders succeed through service. Along the way she learns:

    Why great leaders seem preoccupied with the future

    How people on the team ultimately determine your success or failure

    What three arenas require continuous improvement

    Why true success in leadership has two essential components

    How to knowingly strengthen – or unwittingly destroy – leadership credibility

The 10th anniversary edition includes a leadership self-assessment so readers can measure to what extent they lead by serving and where they can improve. The authors also have added answers to the most frequently asked questions about how to apply the SERVE model in the real world.

Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Head of Corporate Innovation and Philanthropy at Twitter, Inc. and author of Twitter for Good and Hope Runs says: “You don’t have to be older to be a great leader. The Secret shows how to lay the foundation for powerful servant leadership early in your career to maximize your impact.”

Amazon has most of the titles you might be looking for and certainly all the titles that we have featured in Together magazine and online and all the books that we will recommended for you in future issues, making the series a must-have in your search for true success.

Buy The Secret here.