Influence—much more than power and authority—brings the truest significance to a career. But what does influence look like? How do you get it? As Don Janssen discovered, real influence comes through humble, service-based leadership.
Upside-Down Leadership is a groundbreaking book by San Diego Zoo Global’s retired corporate director of animal health. It provides a fresh—and highly practical—approach to leadership. With engaging stories from Janssen’s remarkable veterinary career, eye-opening interviews, and step-by-step advice, this book teaches future leaders from any field how to make a lasting, influential difference in the organization they serve.
"I often use Don as an example of one person who steadily grew his influence as a servant leader and has had such a positive impact on so many lives." —Robin Swift, President, Servant Leadership Institute
"The style of leadership that Don Janssen presents in this book is a cornerstone of the success of San Diego Zoo Global. It is a style of leadership that asks us to listen to our constituents and work to serve their interests. We listened, and we have taken on an international conservation role—serving a world community in an effort to save our beloved species from extinction.” —Douglas Myers, President and CEO, San Diego Zoo Global
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This official guidebook is designed to help you get the most out of your time at our world-famous Zoo. This book is packed with fascinating animal facts, behind-the-scenes stories and conservation notes, compelling images, and tips for viewing our animal and plant collections.
$ 9.95 $ 5.00
This official guidebook is designed to help you get the most out of your time at the Safari Park, the Zoo’s sister facility. This book is packed with fascinating animal facts, behind-the-scenes stories and conservation notes, compelling images, and tips for viewing our animal and...
Do you struggle to balance the aspirations of your organization with the realities of its resources? Do you dream of exponential change but can’t imagine how you will get your stakeholders to rally around your vision? For many years, San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) wrestled...