A Gathering of Eagles: Advice on Leadership, Success & Significance from 345 Distinguished American Leaders
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Number of Pages: 287
Vendor: Evergreen Press
Publication Date: 2000
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Located in: Missouri
Submitted: November 06, 2000
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a physician. I speak frequently at national meetings about leadership and faith. I have served as a physician in a number of Army Special Operations units and Special Forces units. Currently, I am the Men's ministry leader at my local church. I am involved in Promise Keepers and a local Men's Ministry called Men Without Fear. I also served as the National Surgeon of the Reserve Officers Association and as the President of the Special Operations Medical Association.
What was your motivation behind this project? I was asked to give the commencement address to the graduating cadets and midshipmen at the University of Missouri. I decided to seek the leadership advice from men who received the Medal of Honor, Admirals and Generals, ex-POW'S, political leaders, and leaders in religion. I asked these men the following questions: What is your creed or code of conduct for life? How do you move from success to significance? The commencement address was so successful, I decided to compile the book A GATHERING OF EAGLES.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? The advice of these 345 leaders is inspirational, even life changing. The advice more often than not speaks about the importance of faith in God, trust in God, prayer, the Golden Rule and integrity in leadership. The book is a real encouragement to the people of our nation. Lives are being impacted in a positive way by the book. Many courses use the book as the text for courses in faith, ethics and values in leadership.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Each of the men in this book influenced and inspired me. The men who received the Medal of Honor--are the bravest of the brave. The ex-POW endured what could not be endured. The Generals and Admirals offered advice and wisdom that is comparable to the CEO's of the largest organizations in the world. The political leaders offered advice by the most powerful men in the world. Finallly,the social and religious leaders offered advice that was spiritually pure. I refer to the compilations of advice in this way: It became obvious as I began collecting the advice from these leaders that I was weaving together priceless wisdom from leaders to create a tapestry of advice about success and significance and leadership. Some of the threads of the fabric were red from the shed blood of America's heroes. Some of the threads were white and spiritually pure. Some of the threads were dark and worn and were born from the experience of captivity and torture. When the work was finished, I realized the colors blended into shades of priceless silver and gold. My favorite author and book: Steve Farrar, Point Man
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Two videos were created by interviewing men in the book. The first video was titled VALOR and aired on ABC. Men who received the Medal of Honor were interviewed in this video. The second video was called Prisoners of Hope and aired on NBC. These interviews were with men who were POW's in Vietnam. The two video programs were produced by Family Net 800-292-2287. I believe that these are the two best God & Country programs available. The videos can be purchased separately or together from Streamwood Distribution 888-670- 7463.