At one point or another, we're all called to lead. Whether your a parent, a leader, just got a promotion at work or you have another leadership role - this book is a must read. I really enjoyed the allegory that the lessons in this book were centered around. Blakeslee has written an excellent resource built around solid, leadership research and teaching. This is what it takes to be a leader and how to lead well. The second part of the book contains the model he uses in the story section and the charts found throughout the book are explained in more detail.