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LYL #051 – Toy Box Leadership – Ron Hunter, Jr. Shares How To Use Everyday Items To Become a Better Leader

Leadership lessons are all around us if we take the time to find them and learn from them. On this episode of The Live Your List Show your hosts Jerrod and Ryan interview Ron Hunter, Jr., author of Toy Box Leadership, discuss the top 11 toys of all time, and the upcoming Live Your List Leader vs. Leader Challenge. 

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Ron Hunter, Jr. – Toy Box Leadership, D6 Conference, Randall House Publishing

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Ron Hunter Jr. serves as Executive Director, President & CEO of Randall House Publications in Nashville, Tennessee. He travels nationally as speaker doing leadership training and consulting. Ron also served in ministry both in Florida and Tennessee for 11 years.

After enlisting, Ron later became an officer and during his time of serving completed the Army’s Jump, Rigger, Air Assault, and Infantry training. He has been married to his college sweetheart Pamela since 1987, and they have two enjoyable kids, Michael and Lauren.

You can find Ron on Twitter here or on the Randall House website here

Nick Collison Picks of the Day

1. Toy Box Leadership by Ron Hunter, Jr. and Michael Waddell – What can LEGOS teach you about building your business through connection? How can Slinky Dog demonstrate the value of patience when you’re growing your organization? What has every little boy learned from his Little Green Army Men that he can use in business strategy? Whether you are an executive, a manager, or a parent, in Toy Box Leadership you will find the toy box a great place for lessons to successfully influence and lead others

2. Leadership – James M. Burns Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James MacGregor Burns has devoted his legendary career to the study of leadership in all its aspects—from politics to business. Leadership, Burns’s pioneering study, introduces the highly influential theory of “transformational leadership,” stating that the best leaders are those who inspire others to come together toward the achievement of higher aims. Featuring fascinating case studies drawn from history, Leadership is the classic text for anyone seeking to understand executive decision-making, the dynamics of influence, and moral leadership.

3. Leadership Without Easy Answers by Ronald Heifetz – Drawing on a dozen years of research among managers, officers, and politicians in the public realm and the private sector, among the nonprofits, and in teaching, Heifetz presents clear, concrete prescriptions for anyone who needs to take the lead in almost any situation, under almost any organizational conditions, no matter who is in charge, His strategy applies not only to people at the top but also to those who must lead without authority–activists as well as presidents, managers as well as workers on the front line.

3. Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders – J. Oswald Sanders presents and illustrates those principles through biographies of eminent men of God – men such as Moses, Nehemiah, Paul, David Livingstone, and Charles Spurgeon. // Christianity needs a powerful voice in today’s world. Such a voice can come only from strong leaders guided by God and devoted to Christ. Spiritual Leadership will encourage you to place your talents and powers at His disposal so you can become a leader used for His glory.

4. Jesus on Leadership by C. Gene Wilkes – Seven principles to assist leaders with everything from humbling their hearts to building a team for Christ.

This Episode’s Fired Up Quotes

“You have to pay the price for getting stronger. You have to pay the price for running faster. You have to pay the price for jumping higher. You also pay the price for staying the same.” – H. Jackson Brown

“The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.” – Ryan Eller (Tweet That)

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