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The Go-Giver Leader: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business PDF, ePub eBook  “I met last week with your leaders,” Ben began. “I heard what they had to say. And you know, they make a good point.” He paused. Take charge, Ben, he told himself. Take control. He looked around the conference room. Take, take, take. Was that really what he was here to do?   With their acclaimed bestseller The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann proved that a heartfelt p  “I met last week with your leaders,” Ben began. “I heard what they had to say. And you know, they make a good point.” He paused. Take charge, Ben, he told himself. Take control. He looked around the conference room. Take, take, take. Was that really what he was here to do?   With their acclaimed bestseller The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann proved that a heartfelt parable could also express a powerful idea. In The Go-Giver Leader (originally pub­lished as It’s Not About You), they offer an equally compelling tale about a struggling small business and the ambitious young executive trying to lead them to a crucial decision.   Allen & Augustine has manufactured high-quality chairs for decades. Its people take pride in their work and feel loyal to their owners and management team. But this revered company is now at a crossroads, hurt by a tough economy, foreign competition, and a cash crunch. The air is filled with the scent of uncertainty, anxiety, perhaps even panic.   Into this setting enters Ben, who’s been assigned by a larger firm to promote a merger that will rescue Allen & Augustine. Ben’s facts are undeniable: the chair maker can either merge and modernize or go bankrupt and vanish. So why can’t he persuade anyone to buy in, from the CEO on down? Will Ben find a way to sway the employee shareholders before the climactic vote? And can Allen & Augustine survive without losing its soul? The answers may surprise you as you follow Ben on his journey to understanding that the path to genuine influence lies less in taking leadership than in giving it.   This revised and updated edition includes a new introduction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.

30 review for The Go-Giver Leader: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business

  1. 5 out of 5

    Barred Owl Books

    With their acclaimed bestseller The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann proved that a heartfelt parable could also express a powerful idea. In The Go-Giver Leader (originally published as It’s Not About You), they offer an equally compelling tale about a struggling small business and the ambitious young executive trying to lead them to a crucial decision. Allen & Augustine has manufactured high-quality chairs for decades. Its people take pride in their work and feel loyal to their owners With their acclaimed bestseller The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann proved that a heartfelt parable could also express a powerful idea. In The Go-Giver Leader (originally pub­lished as It’s Not About You), they offer an equally compelling tale about a struggling small business and the ambitious young executive trying to lead them to a crucial decision. Allen & Augustine has manufactured high-quality chairs for decades. Its people take pride in their work and feel loyal to their owners and management team. But this revered company is now at a crossroads, hurt by a tough economy, foreign competition, and a cash crunch. The air is filled with the scent of uncertainty, anxiety, perhaps even panic. Into this setting enters Ben, who’s been assigned by a larger firm to promote a merger that will rescue Allen & Augustine. Ben’s facts are undeniable: the chair maker can either merge and modernize or go bankrupt and vanish. So why can’t he persuade anyone to buy in, from the CEO on down? Will Ben find a way to sway the employee shareholders before the climactic vote? And can Allen & Augustine survive without losing its soul? The answers may surprise you as you follow Ben on his journey to understanding that the path to genuine influence lies less in taking leadership than in giving it. This revised and updated edition includes a new introduction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Eikenberry

    Bob Burg and John David Mann have collaborated before – on books called The Go-Giver and Go-Givers Sell More. They also co-wrote a book called It’s Not About You, which followed in the same vein as the other two. That third book has been re-crafted, enhanced, and re-titled as The Go-Giver Leader. All are excellent. This book, now more clearly connected to the other two in the Go-Giver brand, is a business parable. While there are connections between the three, you can certainly read this without r Bob Burg and John David Mann have collaborated before – on books called The Go-Giver and Go-Givers Sell More. They also co-wrote a book called It’s Not About You, which followed in the same vein as the other two. That third book has been re-crafted, enhanced, and re-titled as The Go-Giver Leader. All are excellent. This book, now more clearly connected to the other two in the Go-Giver brand, is a business parable. While there are connections between the three, you can certainly read this without reading the other two (though after you do, I’ll bet you will want to read the others as well). All focus on the essence of their Go-Giver philosophy that shifting your emphasis from a ‘me’ focus to an ‘other’ focus leads to great and often unexpected returns. That is a philosophy that is not always evident with leaders today. I am recommending this book to you for three reasons: * I agree with and strive to lead by the principles included. * The parable approach makes the ideas easy to understand and remember. * This is perhaps the most clearly stated treatise of servant leadership that has been written. - See more at: http://blog.kevineikenberry.com/leade...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sonja Warner

    I find that these little "business parables" are generally a bit cheesy, but usually contain a few good nuggets of wisdom or inspiration. This was worth reading and I'll probably even read the original "go-giver" book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Fluegge

    I really enjoyed this book. Excellent story telling.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bob Wallner

    This book is just as good as the original "Go-Giver". The authors have an uncanny way of reeling you into the story and making you a part of the action. Like Go-Giver, the Go-Giver Leader is a parable about someone trying to succeed and getting a little help from an unknown along the way. This book; however, our protagonist does not focus on "stratospheric success" but literally writes the book on "Legendary Leadership". 1) Hold the vision 2) Build your people 3) Do the work 4) Stand for something 5) This book is just as good as the original "Go-Giver". The authors have an uncanny way of reeling you into the story and making you a part of the action. Like Go-Giver, the Go-Giver Leader is a parable about someone trying to succeed and getting a little help from an unknown along the way. This book; however, our protagonist does not focus on "stratospheric success" but literally writes the book on "Legendary Leadership". 1) Hold the vision 2) Build your people 3) Do the work 4) Stand for something 5) Practice giving leadership If you read the original Go-giver some of the twists and turns will be predicted. You will also find some character cross over between the books. A solid and fun read that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to develop their leadership.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Marc Medley

    An Important Lesson For All The Go-Giver Leader has a message for the custodian and CEO alike. We can ALL give. In too many instances the moral of this story is scoffed at or frowned upon when in reality it's the principals shared in this book that are the true game changers. Those of us who practice these principals are often thought of or viewed as weak when in actuality it takes great strength to live them. The Go-Giver Leader reminds us of this in an entertaining yet informative format. Kudos An Important Lesson For All The Go-Giver Leader has a message for the custodian and CEO alike. We can ALL give. In too many instances the moral of this story is scoffed at or frowned upon when in reality it's the principals shared in this book that are the true game changers. Those of us who practice these principals are often thought of or viewed as weak when in actuality it takes great strength to live them. The Go-Giver Leader reminds us of this in an entertaining yet informative format. Kudos to the authors.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mike Vardy

    I really enjoyed this book, but preferred The Go-Giver. Don't get me a wrong, it's another great parable. But it didn't move me as much. I'm not sure why, so I'm giving it 5 stars anyway. I highly recommend it but I think there should be some distance between reading the original and this follow-up.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Christy Bower

    Like The Go-Giver, this book is also a story that teaches several life principles along the way. While this story is good, it didn't move me quite as much as the first book. Still, these are important principles about leadership and life. Everyone could benefit from learning this content, regardless of a formal leadership position. After all, we are each a leader to someone else.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Aimee

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book made me cry. Not because it’s sad, but because it’s beyond moving. It is truly one of the best books I have ever read. It made me reevaluate myself, my business, and what I’m adding to the world. I’m inspired by the lessons and look forward to a new outlook and implementing it

  10. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    It's not about ME! It's about YOU! Great reminders of the core to great leadership.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Broere

    The more power you give away, the more you'll have in return!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Douglas

    Third time reading this... however cheesy it is, I love it and am inspired by it each time. Listened to the audio version this time too.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Another fast read but also a great perspective on leadership. Definitely food for thought.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dani

    I haven't read any of the other Go Giver books but this was a fantastic intro to the collection. I loved how all these principals were told via story, it makes it so much more engaging.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Corey Nery-Guity

    This book is a great follow up to 'The Go-Giver" and a good read in it's own right. This time see through a transformative work week with Ben, an elite salesman responsible for getting his city's greatest business 'Allen & Augustine' out of their finacial rut. Thoughout his daily meetings with A & A reps before his big speech he learns that Great Leadership is not about dominance or self-centered, Great Leadership is about holding people up; "Their hopes and dreams, trusting and faith, a This book is a great follow up to 'The Go-Giver" and a good read in it's own right. This time see through a transformative work week with Ben, an elite salesman responsible for getting his city's greatest business 'Allen & Augustine' out of their finacial rut. Thoughout his daily meetings with A & A reps before his big speech he learns that Great Leadership is not about dominance or self-centered, Great Leadership is about holding people up; "Their hopes and dreams, trusting and faith, and fears, into your hands, because these things feel too fragile, too big, important, too valuable to hold on to by themselves. You become the trustee of their intangibles.- Great Leadership is never about 'me'."

  16. 4 out of 5

    Thomas

    A business group that I'm a member of selected this book (and the Go-Giver) to read as a group and then discuss as a group. As with the first book, I have to admit that I wasn't particularly impressed. I totally understand the format of this being a parable, but still feel it is entirely too cutesy. This one was even more difficult for me to digest than the first one. I found it particularly troubling in that one of the tenets of the book is to "do the work" - that is, to actually be able to have A business group that I'm a member of selected this book (and the Go-Giver) to read as a group and then discuss as a group. As with the first book, I have to admit that I wasn't particularly impressed. I totally understand the format of this being a parable, but still feel it is entirely too cutesy. This one was even more difficult for me to digest than the first one. I found it particularly troubling in that one of the tenets of the book is to "do the work" - that is, to actually be able to have the skills and knowledge instead of just managing it. But then the authors show that they clearly have no familiarity with woodworking - the business the story revolves around.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    This was a good book, but I’m not so sure it deserves such a high rating. I guess people prefer parables over regular books about leadership? Anyway, this book is a nice little read. I personally thought it was a bit obvious and adds little to the leadership book market. It’s a nice story and has some good quotes, but overall, seems overrated.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Great tips in this one too. Once again it could have been a lot shorter, but it's a super easy read.

  19. 4 out of 5

    JP Jennings

    Should be read once a month...for life. Another example of you are what your read. Thank you JB.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ben Lobaugh

    Fantastic story that leads you through how to have a success mindset.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Richard

    Leadership is about inspiring others to action. You don't take leadership, you give leadership. Leadership is about others and true influence and power comes as you expand the power and capabilities of others. The tools to be a better and more impactful leader are provided by Bob Burg in this book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Kim

    HIGHLY recommended. reminder of what really means to be in business.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Budd Margolis

    Read & succeed! Short fun easy read!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Milan Dodhia

    Superb book on leadership Leadership is all about holding other's up. The Go-Giver book series is too good and have personally recommended many to get hold of these books

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jola Van Dijk

    It's been a while since I last read/heard a parable, but I loved every minute of it. Great way to remember the essence of their philosophy on leadership.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kim Zimmerman

    Once in a while, A book on leadership takes you places you never imagined. This is that book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Scott Anderson

    Great little book full of great ideas on how to be a better leader. Thanks

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joelle Gibson

    definitely did not think it was as good or helpful as the first one. I know it came highly recommended by others, but I feel there are better books out there on leadership.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jorė

    A nice & easy book which manages to combine all the leadership clichés (there's loads of them) in a story that makes sense and doesn't kill you with fluffiness. The concept itself is something every business would benefit from having more - being a bit more caring, listening, open for learning and doing more pulling instead of pushing. I would love to add a cynical remark, but can't, there are too much good points I would sign bellow in this book to stay cynical or skeptical

  30. 5 out of 5

    Francis Kessy

    I have been avoiding reading this book for quite a while now. Every time i want to read something i felt like the time for such a Book has not yet reached. Today as i was leaving my house i decided to grab it and see if i can read even two pages. The day has come to an end and i am sure i have spent every time i had to read the Book. Such a powerful Book and worthy a re-read.

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