Late in Peter Drucker’s life, he was asked which of his 30+ books was his favorite. In classic form he replied, “My next one.” I’m certainly no Peter Drucker, but I share his sentiment! I’m more excited about this, my next book, than any of the others. Why? I think it’s because of the topic – it is a book about leadership character. Here’s a quick overview of the storyline…
This is the fourth book in a series following the life, learning and influence of Debbie Bruster. Now, later in her life she finds herself mentoring Blake Brown, the son of her former mentor. Blake is a 20-something, aspiring leader with tremendous potential. His struggle has been turning his potential into performance.
Like many emerging leaders, Blake’s career is stuck. He doesn’t know what to do, so he reaches out to Debbie. Rather than answer his questions directly, Debbie introduces him to other leaders who knew his father well. Each of them shares with Blake their individual and unique perspective on what really makes a leader successful.
As Blake puts the pieces together, he discovers his problem has not been one of skills but character. Blake learns that leadership is more about the heart of the leader than the hands. It’s an insight that changes Blake’s direction in life and leadership. With the help of his new friends and mentors, he’s able to build a plan to transform his heart.
The good news for all of us: leadership is not just the purview of the few – it is within reach for millions of aspiring leaders around the world who are eager to get in the game. This book is the road map they need to get their life and career on track.
With that overview, here’s where you come in – we are scheduled to begin production immediately for a Fall 2013 release. The first step, believe it or not, is to finalize the title. The publisher wants to start pre-selling the book to distributors in a few weeks!
If you would take 2 minutes and complete the 7 question survey, that would be extremely helpful. Here’s the link to the survey:
We need all surveys completed no later than 6:00 PST on Friday, January 4th.
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Completed the survey. Looking forward to the book!
I just listened to your interview on six pixels of separation. It was quite good. I like your down to earth style and focus on serving. I wrote a book about leadership called Outdoor Leadership Secrets. My background in leadership was developed in the backcountry of Alaska, leading teams in the remote backcountry of Alaska. When you talked about how great leaders positively influence the hearts, hands, and minds and ineffective leaders lose these things starting with the heart, I can definitely relate to that wisdom. Best of luck with the new book. The world needs more great leaders to share their wisdom like you are. Thanks for shining the light. -Chris Badgett
Thanks for taking time to comment! Please let me know if I can serve you in the future. Mark
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