Severing The Ties That Bind

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About the author:
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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Severing The Ties That Bind

Leadership Challenges for Servant Leaders

Authored by John J. Sullivan

How do you release an employee, especially if he/she is a friend, without humiliating that person or making an enemy of him/her? This is one of the toughest tasks for any leader whether or not it involves a friend. Involuntarily releasing an employee (termination) often has a profound impact upon the individual. Therefore, it should never be taken lightly. Most leaders don't do a good job of this-be it a secular or Christian organization. However, there are times when a leader has to let someone go from their organization. This can be done with dignity and grace but it takes some planning.

In this monograph, you will learn the four basic questions that servant leaders must answer before terminating an employee. When termination is determined to be in the best long-term interest of the organization, you will learn how to do it with the welfare of the individual and the organization in mind.

Publication Date:
146992983X / 9781469929835
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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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