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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

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    4.8 (based on 31 reviews)

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      Kelley Allison
      03/68/2012 03/09/2012
      • 5.0
      Essence Of Leadership
      This book has excellent examples of values and principles that everyone should apply to their lives whether you lead others or are leading yourself to be a better you. To be a leader is to serve others first. Have a DREAM!
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        Faith Olson
        03/68/2012 03/09/2012
        • 5.0
        The Essence of Leadership
        As a Leadership Institute was coming to an end at the university where I work, I was privileged to give this book to one of the co-chairs (the other co-chair received one of Simple Truths' framed picture on Leadership [the box said Orange Picture]). Both of these were gratefully received and will help focus future Leadership Institutes be even better.
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          Donald Key
          05/126/2012 05/06/2012
          • 5.0
          The Essence of Leadership
          Great book. Does what it is designed to do. Recommend it highly!
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            03/74/2012 03/15/2012
            • 5.0
            Love It !
            Easy read, Great to read before I leave for work, just a couple of quotes help make my mornings great !
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              02/50/2012 02/20/2012
              • 5.0
              Highly Recommended
              Love the book and movie
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