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    Learn the importance of humor, good habits, leading with values, hiring great people, and more. The keys to successful leadership are presented in an unforgettable way.

    With great photography, inspirational quotes, and stories to reinforce each point, Mac Anderson shares what he has learned about leadership in his thirty years as a successful entrepreneur. Mac is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, the leader in employee motivation and recognition products. He is also the founder of McCord Travel, one of the largest travel companies in the Midwest. His accomplishments in these different industries provide some insight into his passion and leadership skills.

    The Essence of Leadership will provide knowledge and inspiration to any manager in a leadership role.

    Here is a sampling of the twenty-seven chapters in this book:

    • Develop a Service Attitude
    • Think Change
    • Aim for the Heart
    • Manage Your Energy
    • Reinforce Core Values
    • Understand the “Soft Stuff”
    • Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
    • Your Customers Must Come Second

    A lot of leaders can talk the talk, but Mac has walked the walk. I’ve known him for over ten years and he’s one of the most genuine and down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet.” ~ Mike Singletary, speaker, author, coach, former Chicago Bears player, and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee

    *All paperback orders will require 5 business days for processing before shipping.

    • Details:
    • Format: Paperback
    • Trim Size: 6.5" x 6.5"
    • Page Count: 126

    About Author

    MAC ANDERSON is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition, including thousands of motivational posters. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner/VP of sales and marketing for Orval Kent Food Company, the country's largest manufacturer of prepared salads.

    His accomplishments in these unrelated industries provide some insight into his passion and leadership skills. He also brings the same passion to his speaking where he speaks to many corporate audiences on a variety of topics, including leadership, motivation, and team building. Mac has authored or co-authored twenty-two books that have sold over three million copies. His titles include: Change is Good…You Go First, Charging the Human Battery, Customer Love, Habits Die Hard, Leadership Quotes, Learning to Dance in the Rain, 212º: The Extra Degree, 212º Service, 212º Leadership, Motivational Quotes, One Choice, The Best of Success, The Power of Attitude, The Power of Kindness, The Essence of Leadership, The Road to Happiness, The Dash, Things That Grab Your Heart and Won’t Let Go, To a Child, Love is Spelled T-I-M-E, You Can’t Send a Duck to Eagle School, and What’s the Big Idea?

    What Readers are Saying

    Average Rating:
    4.8 (based on 31 reviews)

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      Mary, VP and Mom
      01/07/2017 01/08/2017
      • 5.0
      Excellent Book! The Entire Book is a Golden Nugget!
      I received the book several years ago as a Christmas gift by my boss and didn't read it because I was always reading other books. I finally read the book today. It took me less than an hour. I absolutely loved the material that was presented which prompted me to give this book a 5 star review. And, most business books I read get a 3 to 4 star review. More specifically, it was packed with valuable information throughout. Most books take hours to read and the golden nuggets need to be found. Who has time for that? However, this entire book is a golden nugget. Each chapter is a few pages long, which begins with a point, a quote and an insightful story. The packaging of this book is high quality; hardcover, glossy pages and beautiful photos. I am looking forward to reading the other Simple Truth books. Thank you!!
        Bottom Line:
        Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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        Bob Richard
        06/165/2013 06/15/2013
        • 5.0
        Good book. Recommended to everyone I know.
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          Fire Chief James Maxon
          03/80/2013 03/22/2013
          • 5.0
          The Essence of Leadership
          I purchased 43 copies of this book for the leaders in my Fire Department. They have all enjoyed the book and DVD. The book is thorough, complete, and fun to read.
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            11/321/2012 11/17/2012
            • 5.0
            The Essence of Leadership
            Will be giving as a gift.
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              Phillip Haldaman
              06/162/2012 06/11/2012
              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
              • 5.0
              The Essence of Leadership
              This is not only an excellent resource for those in leadership positions, but for those aspiring to same. The excellent examples, gentle streams of thought, and carefully crafted quotes all served to capture what the real 'essence' of leadership is all about. I secured this book as a gift for my former military commander (who just retired); he was inspirational in my own service as a commander, and displayed so much of what this book entailed. Thank you for sharing it with us; it will no doubt continue to help sharpen our own iron.
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