Business and nonprofit leaders around the world are increasingly realizing that leadership character and business success are linked, that purposefulness on the job and a fully engaged workforce are intertwined. Realizing this, a great deal of effort is being given to either create or to find actionable, business-proven resources that will grow better leaders and more fully engage the hearts and the minds of employees.
In 2003, The Serving Leader was released by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (San Francisco) to strong, international critical acclaim. Management guru Ken Blanchard immediately called it “the most practical guide available to implementing servant leadership in your life and work.” The practicality of this book lies at the heart of its success, as demonstrated by the worldwide sales of more than 100,000 copies in eight foreign languages, and its adoption by many business and nonprofit organizations.
The SHIP Company was founded for the purpose of providing ready training and access to all the insights, tools, and resources found in The Serving Leader. Founded by Dr. John Stahl-Wert, coauthor of The Serving Leader and seven other books, SHIP unites this uniquely compelling and useful resource with a team of renowned trainers, leadership experts, and business executives for the purpose of “transforming leaders to transform the world.”
The SHIP Company provides value to its customers in three ways:
* Delivering a continuously expanding line of products and services focused on equipping individuals and organization to fully and consistently implement The Serving Leader actions.
* Writing, producing, and customizing media products—including books, training films, lectures and workbooks—that strengthen the value of this brand for SHIP agents and licensees.
* Bringing the uplifting and life changing keynote speaking, teaching, and training gifts of Dr. Stahl-Wert to conferences and conventions to help kick-start a business or an industry’s efforts to forge a stronger leadership culture and a more engaged and excellent workforce.
It is the ambition of the founders that by 2020, SHIP will be the recognized resource of choice for leadership development aimed at transforming individuals in the context of their communities.