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About A New Breed Of Leader ...

The rapid-fire changing world of the twenty-first century presents new challenges – and new opportunities – for leadership. The ideas, concepts, and attitudes that once drove the nation to success need to be updated. To be an authentic, inspiring leader, you'll dramatically increase your success as you meet head-on modern society's issues by cultivating new insights and perspectives.

This book offers valuable insights and teaches you how to take advantage of the immediately usable action steps. You'll enjoy the quizzes that help you assess your own leadership potential. The 21st century leadership puzzle lets you see how all eight qualities fit together to form the new breed leader. This indispensable volume is your road map to become the best leader you can be for yourself and your organization.

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Reflections on Leadership: How Robert K. Greenleaf's Theory of Servant Leadership Influenced Today's Top Management Thinkers is a collaboration with Peter Senge, M. Scott Peck, Max DePree, Ron Zemke and other leadership experts. An in-depth look at the results of the seminal work of Robert Greenleaf, the father of modern leadership. Edited by Larry Spears all profits are donated to the Greenleaf foundation.

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Praise for:
A New Breed Of Leader

U.S.A., Canada, France,
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"A pragmatic approach to solving the 21st century leadership puzzle by identifying what is and will be relevant for successful leadership in the new real world. The New Breed Of Leader is a must read for new and well seasoned leaders."

– Edward T. Hawthorne
Senior Vice President
Card Servicing & Operations Executive
Bank of America

"Whether tomorrow's leaders are born great, achieve greatness or have it rudely thrust upon them, the golden rules championed in A New Breed Of Leader will be part of their operating code."

– John Elkington
The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World

"A New Breed Of Leader should be mandatory reading in every graduate "biz school." Institutions of higher learning have neglected to influence the leadership requirements of accountability and responsibility that have contributed mightily to our current problems."

– William Parker

"This book shows you how to unlock your leadership potential to achieve greater goals and better results than you ever thought possible."

– Brian Tracy
The Way to Wealth

"Laser clear understanding of 21st century leadership ... no nonsense, practical, insightful and inspirational. A must read!"

– Maddy Dychtwald
Age Wave

"An inspiring read packed full of excellent illustrations of good leadership practice which are relevant to the private and public sector."

– Trevor Summerson
Senior Programme Manager
National College for School Leadership
Nottingham, England

"Profound content is peppered with stories, quotes, examples and action steps that make this book a must read for every leader at any level."

– Dr. Tony Alessandra
The NEW Art of Managing People & Charisma

"An important book on 21st century leadership. The chapter on humility particularly moved me, both because it reinforced some of the principals I have long held but more importantly, it taught me new lessons."

– Terry Gibson, CFA
Senior VP & Portfolio Manager
BMO Nesbitt Burns
Calgary, Canada

"If you want to lead, this book you must read."

– Jeffrey J. Fox
Best selling author
How to Become CEO

"If you wonder whether you are the kind of leader needed in the 21st Century, you're about to find out. Dr. Bethel identifies the attributes essential for today's leaders and illustrates them using real life examples gathered directly from the people who set them."

– Jeffrey Riley
Executive Director-Structured Finance
GATX Corporation

"Leadership never goes out of style, but what it takes to succeed as a leader changes with the times. Sheila Murray Bethel zeroes in on the qualities required of 21st century leaders ... her chapter on humility should be required reading for every CEO in America."

– Jeannine Drew
Drew Communications

"An inspirational guide to leadership ... Dr. Sheila has intricately and meticulously organized the new theory that is easy to read, adopt and follow."

– Suhas Mehta, President
International Business Network ('08-'09)
Santa Clara University

"A New Breed Of Leader gives you innumerable opportunities to grow and become a more effective leader in the 21st century."

– Jim Cathcart
Relationship Selling & the Acorn Principle

"Powerful, succinct, and absolutely on target ... America wouldn't be where it finds itself today if business and spiritual leaders embraced the truth found in this book."

– Chet R. Marshall
Business Missionary
Guest host Tri-State Celebration
Daystar Television

"Sheila Bethel has defined in a clear-minded analysis an obviousness rarely used in the real life."

– Vilma Mansutti
Assistant of Direction
French High Council on Integration
Paris, France

"For those of us in younger generations who are actively seeking new ways to improve our world, A New Breed Of Leader offers a fresh vision for leadership in the 21st century."

– Jakob Martin
Singer, Poet

"A New Breed Of Leader redefines leadership concepts ... Sheila offers each of us the means for a formidable hope and the accomplishment for oneself."

– Alex Bouhr
Paris, France

"A New Breed Of Leader clearly lays out that the moral tone of your organization is established and communicated by you, the leader. Your team is held together by the words they hear and the actions they see. When you use language that connects – not divides – you uplift the minds and spirit of your followers."

– Ms T. Sindi Lingela Shayi
Deputy Director-General
Institution Development & Coordination
Western Cape Education Department
Cape Town, South Africa