A Leadership Carol: A Classic Tale for Modern Leaders

I am very pleased to announce that my new book, A Leadership Carol, co-authored with Dr. John Stanko, is now available for purchase through the following link at Urban Press:


Here’s the description from the back cover:

“Ben Holiday inherited the leadership in his fourth-generation family business, but it wasn’t long before the business and Ben were in crisis. When Ben’s desperate efforts to turn things around fail, he receives some unexpected help in a most unusual manner, and comes to grips with his own leadership limitations as he seeks to save the company he loves.

A Leadership Carol is a light-hearted adaptation of Dickens’ novel, A Christmas Carol, that teaches timeless and important leadership lessons for today. The leadership story remains the same from generation to generation, as imperfect men and women lead organizations that face constant pressures to change and adapt. A Leadership Carol is a tale of personal discovery and transformation, both of which are needed for companies and leaders to prosper and grow in the 21st century.”

Ken Blanchard, wrote the forward, and Frances Hesselbein provided a wonderful endorsement, for which I am very grateful.

The L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Development Model, which I discussed in previous blogs, provides the framework for the book and helps the main character, Ben, discover his own shortcomings as a leader and then grow as he works to overcome them.

The final section of the book is a conversation between John and me in which we discuss our purpose in writing this story, how we developed the concept for this book, how the process unfolded, among other interesting details.

We’re excited about The Leadership Carol’s potential as a vehicle for presenting the qualities of leadership that leaders everywhere, regardless of their position or organization, want to emulate.



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