"Shar’s work contains the seeds of something important. It’s time for senior business officials to listen."
"I loved this little book."
"The concept is similar to ‘Ask not what your country can do for you.’ This message is ‘Ask what you can do for your people.’ I loved it."
"I subscribe to a fair number of free email newsletters. Some I read occasionally, while others I rarely read. But this one is something I always take time to look at and ask how can I apply it. It's just the right length.There's only one main point to it,and you aren't spending most of the space trying to sell some service or product. Thank you for being so generous from learnings in your experience."
"Joy of Leadership is a wonderful read, filled with great principles and laws."
"The words just jump off the pages as if you are having a one on one conversation with Shar McBee. For the maximum impact from the book, do the exercises she suggests at the end; they’ll help to gel what you glean from the pages."
"What a gift this book offers; and in such a powerful way with the beautiful stories so well written."
"Here is a success story for you. As you know, we were trying to increase our membership. Well, we are up to 44 new members (from 22 last year.) We are very excited and continue to use so many of your ideas. You definitely changed many of us and I wanted you to know how successful we have been. We all hope to bring you back again soon!"
"It was a good interview. We wish we had given you a full hour."
"We quickly went from 80 members to over 300."
"If you have a chance to see Shar speak, read one of her books, or implement any of her leadership philosophies, make haste. She’s gifted at inspiring professionals to bring out the best in others by nurturing the best in themselves. Her insightful thoughts on how to approach leadership make her a true standout among motivational authors in the marketplace today."
"One section had a profound impact on me. That section was in connection with giving. Giving a seed. What a powerful concept."
"This message just made my day. Not because this happened to you, but because it showed me that I'm not the only person this happens to."
"I am starting a new job on Monday. Your philosophy helped me get the job!"
"Very useful for young people who are new to leadership positions. It’s interesting how you can know something and yet forget it. This book is a strong reminder."
"A plain and simple guidebook for managers. Especially recommended for anyone recently promoted to a managerial or leadership position in the workplace."
"You are on fire when Shar works with your team. She’s incredibly motivating."
"When I was applying for Fordham law school, the deadline to apply had passed. Then Shar helped me write an essay that was so inspired that Fordham made an exception and accepted me."
"Shar was great. I love the concept and will be recommending the book to several people. As I told Shar, there are many people I know who need lessons in this area."
"Leadership that is based on service will always succeed."
"I have been reading your book, taking notes and highlighting and I can't tell you how much information I have gotten from it. I have been quoting things you said in your keynote speech for the past two weeks."
"In her book Joy of Leadership Shar McBee unlocks the essential secrets for deeply meaningful and successful leadership techniques. It lays the emotional framework that every great leadership text should rest upon."
"If you are a new leader, Joy of Leadership can save you a great deal of heartache."
"Save yourself a lot of grief and read Joy of Leadership! It will make working with people a breeze."
"This is an awesome book and so needed. I had been thinking of applying for a job and thought that it was way above my head, although I had the qualifications. After reading JOY, I am applying!"
"The book really does address all of the top leadership challenges. The stories are engaging and the lessons clear. The exercise at the end is excellent."
"The book had a ‘spiritual’ and ‘joyful’ element that made me feel more balanced after reading it. The advice is powerful and doable. The day after reading this book, I had a meeting with a ‘difficult’ board member. Thinking about giving her something rather than thinking about how to make her change her annoying behavior made me deal with her differently. The meeting went well and I feel we know each other better as people."
"Shar – Your advice was excellent. Great!!! I love your ideas for our big transition."
"Let me know when you’ll be through town again. Let’s introduce you to my new audience. My show is now on at lunch time!"
"I oversee 1100 volunteers at 3 hospitals, a 1000 member auxiliary and 4 retail stores. I’ve never seen a more effective method of working with people."
"As the Executive Director of the American Heart Association, I spoke in front of many groups. The book, To Lead is to Serve, helped me relate to audiences more effectively."