Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great book on the principles of servant leadership. It’s got strong practical, applicative points to make. It’s got a decent story line. It just wasn’t my style; that’s all.
Gongwer, weaves in leadership attributes and lessons through a story–a parable, to be accurate. A story, that is stretched through the hundreds of pages from start to finish. That may work for most, but not for me.
If I want a parable, I go to the gospels, to Jesus. Or maybe to Swindoll’s Tardy Oxcart. For me a parable is short and pithy–something memorable, something that makes its point with subtlety yet without belaboring me with details.
So, while the book gets an “A” from me for content, it scores far less for its delivery.