My good friend and colleague, John Stanko, and I co-authored this very enjoyable-to-write book. We started with the classic tale, A Christmas Carol, created a modern “adaptation” of it, and told the story of a bad leader who confronts all of his weaknesses and short comings as the result of three special visits during the Christmas Holiday Season. We introduced the LEADERS Model — L for Leadership; E for Ethics; A for Alignment; D for Decision-Making; E for Engagement; R for Resilience; and S for Stewardship. Our Scrooge character does eventually see the egregious errors of his leadership and begins the journey of finding true, servant leadership.
I’ve attached an article Dr. John Stanko and I wrote that was published in the Leader to Leader Journal edited by Frances Hesselbein and the Hesselbein Leadership Forum. It’s about our book, The Leadership Carol.
I co-authored this article “Trust and Engagement” that was published in the magazine, Leadership Excellence. You can access the entire edition of Leadership Excellence in which this article was included on PAGE 8.