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About

Oh, yes.

We’ve all been there, right? Who hasn’t?

Whether it’s been in a corporate, civic, community, religious, non-profit, or other setting, there is a plethora of individuals who are ineffective leaders. We’ve all experienced the sheer horror of being led by an individual with inordinate deficits in his or her leadership ability. Due to your loyalty, you may still be stuck in such a situation. Or, you may have run away as fast as you could. Or, perhaps you’re planning your escape now!

Leadership deficits manifest themselves in a number of ways: -An inability to make decisions -A desire and need to control things and people -A lack of integrity or guiding values -A tendency to shy away from conflict or confrontation -A history of addressing problems when it is too late -A lack of assertiveness and poor communication skills -A distrustful and suspicious attitude -A preference for being everyone’s friend, instead of leader -A lack of boundaries, which results in roles being reversed, such as the leader coming to followers with his or her problems (professional and personal)

The list goes on and on.

Conversely, perhaps we’re the ones who have been promoted or thrust into leadership roles that we don’t feel aptly prepared or trained for. Who hasn’t had the feeling of being in over your head, and gripped with fear that everything will fall apart? The fear of failure, embarrassment, rejection, criticism, and the like loom large in such situations. To put it bluntly, we may not feel like we have what it takes to be a leader. 

As primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall said, “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” There’s a lot at stake. World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell said, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”

At the very core of this book, my goal is to challenge readers to believe in themselves and their leadership potential and ability. The Leader Within: Maximizing Your Potential will combine inspiration, motivation, and practical application to help readers reach the next level of leadership. My passion for people development is unquenchable, and I don’t ever settle for anything less than bringing out the best in others.

This book’s contents will include: 1. Confidence 2. Courage 3. Integrity 4. Trust 5. Vision 6. Communication 7. Humility 8. Development 9. Adaptability 10. Resiliency 11. Influence 12. Mentors 13. Boundaries 14. Diversity (the importance of surrounding yourself with people of various backgrounds of all types: age, race, education/pedigree, military service, etc.) 15. Past (letting go of past failures, etc).

My bona-fide goal is to transform lives, and have a broad positive impact on all arenas in which leadership skills are required. Leadership is ubiquitous, and even small changes can have a transformative ripple effect.

All it takes is one seed of inspiration. All it takes is one seed of motivation. All it takes is one seed of empowerment. All it takes is someone to believe in you, before you begin to believe in yourself.

It’s time…to unleash the leader within!

As the late American President John F. Kennedy said, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” As a professional speaker, trainer, and author of other inspirational books, I firmly believe in the greatness of others, and desire to see them live their best lives – each and every day – in each and every way!

Please partner with me to help others by donating to my fund. Thank you for joining me on this joyful journey! Cheers!

Risks and challenges

First, I have been an inspirational writer since 2005. I have written and published other inspirational books, which have touched the lives of many.

Second, as an avid writer, I have a highly-disciplined approach. I begin with topical research (which I've already done). I then develop an outline (which is listed above in the previous section). Based on the outline, I spend 2-4 hours a week writing 2 chapters. The time is blocked off on my calendar, so nothing impedes my focus.

Finally, I do not anticipate any setbacks arising, but if it does happen, you can rest assured that as a seasoned professional inspirational/motivational speaker and author, I'll tackle them head-on with a unwavering focus, and "no excuses" mindset, to make this book happen!

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