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This short, easy-to-read fable reveals the five habits that underlie leadership character and that determine leaders’ success – and teaches leaders how to develop these habits.
Like Mark’s previous three books, this book follows the life, learning, and influence of Debbie Bruster. Now, later in her life, she finds herself mentoring Blake Brown, the son of her former mentor. Blake is a 20-something, aspiring leader with tremendous potential. His struggle has been turning his potential into performance.
Blake’s career is stuck. He doesn’t know what to do, so he reaches out to Debbie. Rather than answer his questions directly, Debbie introduces him to other leaders who knew his father well. Each of them shares with Blake a unique perspective on what really makes a leader successful.
As Blake puts the pieces together, he discovers his problem is not one of skills but of character. Blake learns that leadership is more about the heart of the leader than the hands. It’s an insight that changes Blake’s direction in life and leadership. With the help of his new friends and mentors, he’s able to build a plan to transform his heart.
The good news for all of us: leadership is not just the purview of the few – it is within reach for millions of aspiring leaders around the world. This book is the road map they need to get their life and career on track.