Monday, July 15, 2013

I've Got Your Back by James C. Galvin

I’ve Got Your Back by James C. Galvin is advertised as a leadership parable of Biblical principles for leading and following well.  This book tells the story of 4 young adults in their 20’s who are trying to survive in the workforce under the influence of exceedingly bad bosses.  They find themselves with the opportunity to learn under the leadership of Jack Hendrickson who is a retired Army Special Forces Sergeant and missionary.  He teaches them Bible principles about leadership by first learning how to be an excellent follower under the bad bosses that they already have.  To begin, this makes their professional lives much worse but later when their boss finds that they are seriously trying to help them life starts getting better.  Each week Jack provides them with a new step and assignment for the week in the process toward good leadership.
This is an easy to read and more importantly interesting to read how to book on leadership.  It is difficult to make a self improvement book interesting to read.  Mr. Galvin has used the same technique that Jesus did—tell a story to teach a lesson.  Mr. Gavin puts the parable into a realistic story of modern times.  Many times people in the workforce know that they are laboring under a poor boss but do not know what to do about it.  This is the book that will help the reader to improve their work situation whether they intend to move into leadership or merely improve the situation under the management currently in charge.  I would recommend this book.
This book was provided by Handlebar Publishing for this review.

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