THE SMART LEADER reveals profound truths about what it takes to be an effective leader within an organizational structure. You will find a contemporary and suspenseful situational narrative introducing each chapter. The storyline of each narrative involves a protagonist who learns some tough lessons about being a leader.
Following each narrative is a candid discussion that walks you through the What, Why, How and When associated with the “Skinny Principle”. You will be provided specific actions you can take to address shortcomings in your leadership skills and behavior. This will allow you to gain some reality-based insights and an immediate increase in performance.
Throughout the book you will find pertinent quotes by many of the legendary and contemporary “thought leaders” of our time. There’s no way to overestimate the importance of learning from knowledge experts and other leaders.
“I have a shelf full of leadership books. With rare exceptions, those books don’t really help anyone lead in the real world. But, Earl and Charlotte’s new book, “The SMART Leader, sure does. If you only get one book on leadership this year, make it this one. Simple and insightful guidelines, and stories that stick. You can’t beat it!”
– Doug Russell, Financial Coach and Author of “Every-Day Living: Memories of a Family from Blaine, North Carolina”.
“Written from practical experience and success. An inspiration!” Robert Bunnett, Chief Operating Officer, Logistic Specialties, Inc.
In addition to having an extensive and highly respected background in corporate, entrepreneurial and governmental leadership, Earl and Charlotte are also widely recognized as two of the nation’s rising-stars among self-improvement, relationships and inspiration authors, lecturers and speakers.
The collective seriousness and wit of their written and professional coaching work has been described as perfect for “those seeking personal & professional career growth and life enrichment but not quite ready for Dr. Phil or have the time to absorb the expertise and teachings of John Maxwell and Ken Blanchard”. Earl and Charlotte have been married and have worked together for over 37 years. Collectively, they have authored and published ten other books. They live in Arizona.
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