Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust

  • 1h 56m 55s
  • Ken Blanchard, Randy Conley
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2021

Leadership legend Ken Blanchard teams up with Randy Conley to share the most essential lessons on servant leadership and building trust from the heart of his leadership model.

Effective leadership comes down to implementing everyday, common-sense practices to help organizations thrive - and yet so many leaders are still missing these fundamental principles from their personal and professional lives. Renowned business experts Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley disclose the simple truths about leadership they have gathered over their long and distinguished careers to help bring common sense into common practice.

Featuring two sections - servant leadership and building trust - this book is a collection of Blanchard’s greatest hits. It is chock-full of profound and memorable (and in some cases counterintuitive) leadership wisdom, such as:

  • Create autonomy through boundaries.
  • People who plan the battle rarely battle the plan.
  • A relationship with no trust is like a cell phone with no internet. All you can do is play games.
  • The most important part of leadership is what happens when you're not there.

This book will help listeners incorporate these integral practices into their leadership style, build trust through servant leadership, and make a difference in their own life and the lives of those they influence.

About the Author

Ken Blanchard is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He is cofounder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a leading international training and consulting firm, and the coauthor of the iconic bestseller The New One Minute Manager. He has authored more than sixty other books that have combined sales of more than 21 million copies in forty-two languages. In 2005, Blanchard was inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as one of the top twenty-five bestselling authors of all time.

Randy Conley is vice president of global professional services for The Ken Blanchard Companies and coauthor of Blanchard’s Building Trust training program. named him a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Conley is a contributing author of three books, including Leading at a Higher Level with Ken Blanchard. Conley’s award-winning blog, Leading with Trust, has influenced over 4 million viewers since its inception in 2012.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Simple Truths
  • Chapter 1 - The Essence of Servant Leadership
  • Chapter 2 - Secrets of the One Minute Manager
  • Chapter 3 - A Situational Approach to Servant Leadership
  • Chapter 4 - Create a Motivating Environment
  • Chapter 5 - Characteristics of Servant Leaders
  • Chapter 6 - What Servant Leaders Need to Know
  • Chapter 7 - Trust in Leadership
  • Chapter 8 - Trust in Relationships
  • Chapter 9 - Characteristics of Trusted Leaders
  • Chapter 10 - Trust and Control
  • Chapter 11 - Restoring Broken Trust


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