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The generosity factor : discover the joy of giving your time, talent, and treasure
Blanchard, Kenneth H.
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Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, [2002]

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124 pages ; 21 cm
The broker -- The driver -- The executive -- The column -- Anticipation -- The open door -- The seeds of significance -- The rights of ownership -- Finding opportunities -- The next step -- Home and heart -- The inventory -- Gratitude -- The return -- A new revelation -- Putting it all together -- The future story.
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PS3552.L365134 G46 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The coauthor of The One Minute Manager and the founder/chairman of the fast-food restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A create a parable teaching the joy of generosity, service, and relationships, teaching that true success in business, home, and life comes from giving time, talent, treasure, and touch to tho

Author Notes

Kenneth Hartely Blanchard was born May 6, 1939, in Orange, New Jersey. He married Marjorie McKee, a business consultant, in 1962. He founded Blanchard Training and Development in 1977.

Blanchard has cowritten several books on management, including one of the best-selling management books of all time, The One-Minute Manager (1982) with Spencer Johnson. In the book, the authors describe effective and efficient management skills. The basics to good management are setting goals, praising, and reprimanding. Blanchard says that these skills can easily be translated to work in the home as well as the office.

Blanchard lives in San Diego, California.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Motivational writer Ken Blanchard teams up with Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy for The Generosity Factor: The Power in Holding Things with Open Hands, a contemporary allegory about the importance of giving. While the characters in this little parable (the selfish broker, his contented but poor chauffeur and the generous CEO who teaches the broker to help others) are more stereotypical than archetypal, the values presented are first-rate. Through the story, the broker comes to learn about the generosity factor, which includes a consecration of money but also more significantly in our affluent but over-busy culture the gift of one' s time. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Contradictionp. 9
1 The Brokerp. 13
2 The Driverp. 19
3 The Executivep. 23
4 The Columnp. 29
5 Anticipationp. 37
6 The Open Doorp. 39
7 The Seeds of Significancep. 41
8 The Rights of Ownershipp. 45
9 Finding Opportunitiesp. 51
10 The Next Stepp. 59
11 Home and Heartp. 69
12 The Inventoryp. 75
13 Gratitudep. 79
14 The Returnp. 89
15 A New Revelationp. 93
16 Putting It All Togetherp. 99
17 The Future Storyp. 111
Acknowledgmentsp. 115
About the Authorsp. 117