This is the one of the best book on leadership. This book is based on five ancient principles of leadership and author has explained those principles using an example of a ship builder. Book starts with a troubled ship builder in a town who follows, implements and practice five principles of leadership taught by his master. Ship builder was best in the town but he was not able to meet his goal and commitments. By practicing those five principles ship builder realizes, his job, as a leader is not to build ships but to build men. With proper leadership, he can increase productivity and employee retention rate. He learned to appreciate employee’s hard work; he learned to recognize potential in people, learned importance of authority. By practicing five principles, ship builder realizes how his team members worked hard to deliver ship on time.
The five principles described in this book are very simple and can be easily implemented in life. Just knowing these principles will not help but you must practice and apply them to your life. You must read this book to understand these five principles of leadership. Author has explained these principles very effectively and has inspired readers to practice those everyday. Simple in language, very thoughtfully written book, it keeps readers attached to it till end.
Must read book for everyone who wants to live life with goals and achievements.