This past summer I was able to get together with some amazing educational leaders: Jeff Evener, Kevin Spainhour, and Dr. Larry Dake. We spent a few days together finishing up our collaborative leadership book entitled Dad‘s, Leaders, and Father Figures: Creating Influence and Legacy For A Lifetime.
While we set an agenda and a to-do list for our time together, what I did not prepare for was the power of collaboration and innovative spirit. Coming together with these educators and friends and putting the book together was an amazing experience.
We didn’t have much. No chapter titles, no order, and we were missing a number of other items. However in the right environment, with the right attitude, everything just flowed. The whole thing just worked and came together so easily. We had some challenging conversations about changing some extra titles and the overall theme of the book, but the guys were great. They reflected, they shared, and we worked in an honest, non-judgmental manner. It was a true power of collaboration and I give credit to these gentlemen for the gifts and talents they brought to this project.
The book went into formatting and editing on August 8th, 2022 and we hope to have it in our hands, and eventually in your hands, sometime this fall. Be on the lookout for Dad’s, Leaders, and Father Figures soon!
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