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This innovative new book will help transform your life and bring out the leader within! Enhance your self-confidence, learn decision-making, teamwork, critical thinking, time management, and other important skills. And, DO NOT let your age be an obstacle to your early success!
“Kudos to Bill and Lydia for putting their hearts and heads into this most inspiring and practical book focused on both becoming and being a leader. The book zings with compelling stories, filled with practical and accessible ideas. They throw in a good dose of life skills in the narrative. No doubt every young person can find insights and wisdom in Lead On! that speaks to them. Parents: If your kids don't get this book while in school, make a meaningful investment in buying them a copy.”
Barry Z. Posner, PhD
Michael J. Accolti, S.J. Chair and Professor of Leadership
Chair, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship
Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Co-author, The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes & Posner, J. Wiley & Sons
“Lead On is a leadership development force to be reckoned with. This book is not only extremely helpful in guiding young people but also advantageous for parents and all adults, both young and old. Bill and Lydia have mastered a way to show how timeless the foundational elements of leadership truly are, and delivered to us an authentic, practical and inspirational resource.”
- David Fuka, LCDR, USCG (Ret.)
GULF War veteran and former Assistant Director of Admissions and
Faculty member of the United States Coast Guard Academy
“A rare opportunity to review important practical skills of leadership written for, and by, a specific group of young adults and their mentors. The information offers a unique and thoughtful guide to a pathway of success and service in one's life and career. It provides a balanced perspective on what is needed to develop the future leaders of our nation.” - Bob Kanaby, Executive Director of the National Federation of High School Associations (Ret.)
“LEAD ON! should be a mandatory read for all high school students. While there is no shortage of books on leadership, none seem to address the real challenges teens face in trying to lead their peers. LEAD ON! does! This book, especially with the personal stories, acts as a "how to lead guide" pertinent to every student in every high school.”
- Dan Costigan
Dean of Students, Cheverus High School, Portland, Maine
“In this refreshing and practical read, Bill and Lydia provide an excellent, action-oriented, and timeless read for all who are interested in leadership and helping to make our world a better place. Practical in approach, and spot-on in ageless insights, I highly recommend “Lead On”!
- Dr. Dereck Rhoads, Executive Director, American International Schools in the Americas
Lead On is an excellent resource for assisting young people to learn the concepts of leadership skills. The stories of young peoples’ experiences developing leadership skills provide the reader with authentic examples of successes. The authors have provided the reader exercises that include problem-solving and self-searching questions that assist in developing the characteristics of a leader. I would recommend this book to individuals who are interested in becoming leaders and to those who would like to assist young people to develop the skills of a leader.
Betty Heath-Camp, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Virginia Tech
Lead On gives students and adults authentic and practical testimonies of being a leader in this day and time. Bill and Lydia give us an avenue where students will learn how to articulate and advocate the characteristic of being a leader. But most of all, they give us an account of how students can be leaders without any excuses.
Principal, Whale Branch Early College High School
Seabrook, South Carolina
I am amazed at how much practical, actionable information is provided within this book! While written with an eye to youth, this book contains suggestions that would benefit anyone wise enough to read it. It is unique and brilliant to have two authors with distinct perspectives, one a young and rising leader, and one who has been a leader throughout a professional career and beyond. Beyond benefiting yourself, this book would be a wonderful gift and encouragement for anyone in whom you see potential!
Lynn Macan, Ph.D., Retired Superintendent of Schools & Leader Coach
Lead Like Us.com is dedicated to America's young adults who, through their initiative and actions have demonstrated their ability to be successful at an early age. They are America's future!
The real world experiences of today's young adults is marvelous to behold as so many continue to demonstrate that age is not a barrier to success. Not only are today's teens growing and developing themselves but are also contributing to enhancing the world in which we live. Become a part of this living model of personal leadership!
Being self-confident is so important to a young adult. You can easily build this into your personality through practice. Start small with easy to do activities and you will see yourself grow as you achieve success through your actions. Believe in yourself!
Once you have mastered self-confidence you will find decision making easier especially with challenging issues. Deciding where to go for lunch isn't difficult but what college you wish to attend might be.
One of the most rewarding aspects in life is to make a difference. When you realize something needs to be done, then take action. A good leader will bring others together to achieve a goal in their school or community. Go for it!
Your values are extremely important to building your future and how you relate to your peers. Consider, are you honest, trustworthy, compassionate, responsible, and respect others? That is a terrific start!
Judgment is, without question, one of the most critical and important characteristics of leadership. To not demonstrate good judgment essentially rules you out as a leader. It is that simple.
Emotional Intelligence is a major issue you must be aware of and fully understand as you grow and develop in your role as a leader.