Author Profile: James Strock


About the Author:

James Strock is a prolific writer and blogger on the subject of leadership. He is also a consultant and public speaker. His seminal book on leadership, Serve to Lead, focuses on service as the focus of genuine leadership. He also writes on government, social issues and environmental issues.

Strock has worked in business, nonprofit and government service including the military, He served as co-chair of the Arizona Governor’s Solar Energy Advisory Task Force from 2010-2012. He served for six years on California Gov. Pete Wilson’s cabinet as the state’s founding Secretary of Environmental Protection. In 1989 he was appointed as Assistant Administrator for Enforcement at the EPA by President Bush.

Strock’s blog on Serve to Lead is a lively and informative discussion of the issues related to leadership, governance and the environment as well as guest posts.

James Strock is one of the nation’s most outstanding leadership teachers. His focus on service as the primary purpose of leadership is inspiring and correct. To the extent that we all influence and serve others we are called upon to be leaders. There is no place where you will learn more about sound leadership principles than the writing of James Strock.

Books by James Strock:

Serve to Lead

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Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership

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Reagan on Leadership

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Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.

Author Profile — Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield- Featured Success Author

Jack Canfield, born in 1944, is a well-known motivational speaker and author. He gained fame for a series of books beginning with Chicken Soup for the Soul. He co-created the Soup series with Mark Victor Hanson. Currently that series has over 200 titles selling over 100,000,000 copies worldwide.

Canfield also wrote The Aladdin Factor in 1995 and The Success Principles in 2005 as well as a number of other books. He continues to speak at various large venues and events and is a personal coach. His other books include The Key to Living the Law of Attraction, Coaching for Breakthrough and Success, The Power of Focus and a number of other books on success. He was a featured contributor to The Secret in both book and movie format.

In 2004 he formed the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of authors, speakers and coaches in the field of personal development.

Building a Career in the Success Business

Canfield began his career as a high school teacher after obtaining a degree from Harvard. He began searching for ways to motivate his students. He discovered the self-made millionaire W. Clement Stone who founded one of the most successful insurance companies in the United States and later co-wrote the book, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude with Napoleon Hill. Stone was a disciplined salesman and a disciple of the positive mental attitude (PMA) concept.   Read the rest here…

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.