Note: I will be speaking about the book at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids on Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7-8 p.m. No RSVP needed.
My first major post-retirement (from Calvin College) project has been a book to help leaders regain the essentials of wise communication in the midst of so much conflict and distrust among groups and institutions, from media to churches, government, and business. Anchored in servant leadership, the book, Communicate Like a True Leader: 30 Days of Life-Changing Wisdom, resembles in writing style a daily devotional and is written from an implicitly Reformed perspective. The book briefly explains what I consider to be the 30 most important things about leadership communication, from a cultivating a grateful heart to giving up control, addressing conflict openly, following the Spirit, and seeking understanding even when agreement is not possible. Church staff and leadership teams are using the book and it is being adopted by many colleges and universities for use in leadership courses.
I've posted a few reviews below. Also, use the link below to download a free excerpt of the book. Do contact me directly if you have questions or I might be of service to you (firstname.lastname@example.org). Warm blessings, Quentin Schultze, Grand Rapids, MI
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“Wise, practical, and inspiring. Quentin captures the art and soul of leadership communication. Highly recommended for current and aspiring leaders.”
—Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks; speaker; author of It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First from a Life at Starbucks and The Magic Cup: A Business Parable About a Leader, a Team, and the Power of Putting People and Values First
“This is a splendid book for everyone who wants to communicate like a real servant leader. The short daily readings are practical, inspiring, and wise.”
—Jack Lowe, “Former CEO and Former Board Chair of TDIndustries
“What an awesome book! It’s like a mentor in print, filled with wisdom and compassion. It’s insightful, practical, and easy to absorb.
—Debra Marshall, Manager Federal Affairs, Top Fortune 500 Company
“There are thousands of books on leadership, and as one who taught the subject for decades, I have read many and found a few favorites that stand out. This book is in a class by itself.
—Dr. Richard C. Wallace, Professor Emeritus and Dean, Gainey School of Business, Spring Arbor University
"There is much wisdom in this small book. Schultze is a sought-out mentor and this book is a wonderful tutorial for all mentors and mentees.”
—Chaplain (Colonel) Herman Keizer, Jr., US Army (retired)