Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller’s 10th Anniversary edition of The Secret is definitely not meant to be kept to yourself!
An updated version of their classic business fable, The Secret captivates the reader through an intriguing narrative centered around a simple but profound secret: “great leaders serve.”
Some of my earliest professional training during graduate school was based on the writings of Ken Blanchard, and his works continue to both line my shelf and inform my leadership activities.
In much the same way, for the past few years Mark Miller’s writings have been an influential factor in my ongoing leadership development.
With The Secret, the authors have once again crafted a learning device that is not only a pleasure to read but filled with practical helps applicable from the volunteer team leader to the C-suite. In addition to these helps, the self-assessment included at the end of the book is a quick, useful tool to use at both the beginning and end of any mentoring or leadership development program.
The “secret” to The Secret is a simple acronym that successful leaders follow:
See the Future
Engage and Develop Others
Value Results and Relationships
Embody the Values
Your continual journey as a developing leader developing others will benefit greatly from practicing the “secrets” from The Secret.