Leadership with a Servant’s Heart: Leading in Your Workplace
Kevin Wayne Johnson
Independently Published (2022)
Reviewed by Leigh Kimberly Zoby for Reader Views (01/2023)
“Leadership with a Servant’s Heart: Leading in Your Workplace” is a handbook for any person in a leadership capacity, whether it be utilized within a professional office or community outreach. The lesson plans taught are biblically based backed with quoted scripture. Author Kevin Wayne Johnson incorporates a foolproof plan to build a strong team atmosphere of camaraderie within the workplace. Multi-cultural and multi-generational differences are addressed to encompass a wide range of mindsets. Post pandemic workplace challenges are acknowledged, enabling the reader to find solutions to today’s issues of employee shortages by way of flexible work schedules and remote work opportunities. Principals are strategically laid out in a step-by-step plan to become a leader that coaches as they inspire their coworkers to achieve goals as they grow into leaders themselves.
Personally, “Leadership with a Servant’s Heart” hit home for me because my family lost our business in 2021 because of pandemic related supply chain issues. I appreciate the research Mr. Johnson put into writing this book, modernizing the contents to reflect real time problems businesses are facing. A lot of companies must regroup and retrain new employees to keep the doors open.
I enjoyed reading Mr. Johnson’s take on how the pandemic shifted the way people view work within the United States. Finding reliable employees with strong work ethics is harder than ever. Informative charts are used to compare Millennials to Gen Z’s expectations from their employer. People tired of lack of quality management have said farewell to the traditional workplace, requiring companies to change the way they manage business. Mr. Johnson’s technique builds future leaders from the ground floor up with an emphasis on humility through servitude.
The flow is a bit off at times and a tad bit preachy and because of this, may narrow the reader base, but I believe this book has a crucial role to play in helping build leaders people want to follow. The writing style is informative and easy to follow. The bullet points and charts are utilized well. Chapters have sections for self-reflection to look back upon.