I have been enjoying Love Works by Joel Manby. It’s a leadership book. It’s one of those books that, when you are reading it – or listening, in my case – you’re thinking, “Exactly!” the whole time. It’s like you already knew the concepts, but it took another person to articulate them and make sense of them with stories and examples.
Love Defined: Joel Manby defines love as being a verb. It’s not the mushy romantic feeling or the word we use when we REALLY like something. We throw the word love around to mean all sorts of things, but the Greeks had many words for different kinds of love. For the sake of leadership in a work setting, the word for love discussed by Mr. Manby is agape. Agape leaves feelings out of the equation and focuses on commitments and decisions.