Truth Telling

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John J. Sullivan is the director of ServantLeader Ministries whose mission is to educate, encourage and equip leaders in all walks of life who desire to serve rather than be served.
He has had a wide variety of career experiences. He has served as a Marine Corps fighter pilot, a squadron and air station commander, senior staff officer, consultant, quality examiner, athletics director, professor, and conference commissioner. He is widely acclaimed as an authority on servant leadership as an author, a teacher and a practitioner.
A highly decorated Vietnam veteran, prior to entering academia he served for 28 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a helicopter gunship pilot, fighter pilot, squadron commander, senior staff officer, base commander, and professor, retiring as a colonel. As a senior staff officer in the Pentagon, he was Program Coordinator for what was then the Department of the Navy's largest development and acquisition program, the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. While he was the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC, the base was selected in worldwide competition as the best installation in the Marine Corps and received the prestigious Commander-in-Chief's Award for Installation Excellence.
He was the Course Director of Policy Making and Implementation within the National Security Decision Making Department and professor of management at the Naval War College, Newport, RI. He taught in the graduate program primarily in leadership education.
An American Society for Quality Certified Quality Manager, he was a founder of the Rhode Island Area Coalition for Excellence (RACE), helped design its State quality award, and was its first lead examiner.
Following his military career, Sullivan served for nine years as an associate professor of business at Montreat College, Montreat, NC. His teaching focus was in the disciplines of leadership and management.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Webster University and the Naval War College.
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Truth Telling

Leadership Challenges for Servant Leaders

Authored by John J. Sullivan

How much information do you share with your employees/associates about the organization? Is it better to withhold certain data from those who do not have a "need to know?" In most companies, and even not-for-profits, the answers to those questions would be "Not much," and "Yes!" But does this make sense and is it the best strategy for a servant leader?

In Truth Telling, John Sullivan argues that sharing vital information about the organization with those most impacted by the success of the enterprise, i.e., your employees or members, is not only necessary but vital to the long-term growth and maturity of the organization.

In this monograph, you will be challenged to examine your own leadership style while learning the principles of Open Book Management and its application for servant leaders.

Publication Date:
1468134779 / 9781468134773
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Leadership

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