Book News: September 24th, 2009

By Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller

At some time everyone in a position of authority, whether in a multi-national corporation or a local volunteer group, wonders what the key to great leadership is. Ken Blanchard, whose books on leadership have sold over 20 million copies, and Mark Miller, who worked his way up from line worker to vice president of one of the largest fast-food chains in the country give an answer to that question.

The authors get at the heart of what makes a leader truly able to inspire and motivate people. They explain the five essential practices exhibited by the best leaders and provide practical ideas on how to make them a reality.

The Secret puts what Blanchard and Miller have learned about leadership in a form that anyone can easily understand, embrace, and pursue. It is a book that will benefit not only those who read it, but also the organizations they work in and the people who look to them for guidance.

Published by Berrett Koehler. ISBN: 9781576752890. 14.25 dollars US