One leadership book which has had a profound influence on me was 'The Way of the Shepherd' by Kevin Leman. It describes how to be a leader by drawing parallels to keeping a flock of sheep. I know, it doesn't sound like there are parallels to make... but read on. Here are the principles from the book and the studied lives of shepherds. I think what really gets to me is that Shepherd Leadership promotes the notion that leaders are actually servants to their constituents. Now that's counter-intuitive....
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