President Ronald Reagan’s world-changing power as a leader came not from flexing his political muscle but from an authentic consistency of both thought and action that personified humility, loyalty, and respect.
—From the Preface
Lead Like Reagan reveals what exceptional leadership looks like at the highest levels of power and influence, explores why it is effective, and explains how it can be emulated and implemented. Drawing on the author’s personal experience working in The Office of Ronald Reagan, the book includes inspiring quotes, speeches, and compelling stories of excellent leadership from the “Great Communicator” himself, as well as from prominent business leaders and CEOs.
Throughout the book, successful business owner, entrepreneur, and former Reagan aide, Dan Quiggle, shows how top leaders inspire, motivate and set ambitious, yet attainable, goals, which enhance effectiveness, impact, and results. Lead Like Reagan outlines specific leadership traits and maxims which can be implemented immediately for greater personal growth and increased professional achievement. Quiggle illustrates the essential interpersonal qualities that make a difference between simply making a product and making an impact, between providing a service and providing an exceptional customer experience, between just living a life and leaving a lasting legacy.
With experienced wisdom, candor, and the savvy voice of an insider, Lead Like Reagan outlines seven ways to increase leadership excellence—how to create a vision, assemble a team, communicate a message, lead by example, take action, handle crisis, and, ultimately, change the world by leaving a positive and lasting legacy.
By using Ronald Reagan’s proven principles and following the examples of other successful leaders, anyone can learn to positively and tangibly affect performance, interpersonal relationships, and overall corporate culture.
Whether leading a nonprofit organization, small business, Fortune 500 company, or a family, Lead Like Reagan offers the guidance and inspiration necessary to become an exceptional leader, affect positive change, inspire those around you, and ultimately leave a lasting legacy of leadership excellence.
Seven essential leadership lessons from the “Great Communicator” and other successful business leaders
“May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here.”
PRAISE FOR LEAD LIKE REAGAN
“We all need guidance and inspiration. The best leaders give both. Dan certainly is a giver of both practical guidance and visionary inspiration—a leader in the truest sense.”
—JON GORDON, Bestselling Author, The Energy Bus and The Carpenter
“Making an impact—powerful message to become a better leader and a better person.”
—KIMBERLY GRANT, Chief Operating Officer, ThinkFoodGroup and Former Chief Operations Officer and President, Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
“Inspiring, entertaining, informative, challenging, and a game changer! Dan’s energy and passion for leadership excellence comes through every page of this book, making a profound and lasting positive impact.”
—OTTO KUMBAR, CEO, Liberty Home Equity Solutions
“Dan takes the leadership lessons he learned directly from President Reagan and intertwines those timeless principles with real life application. He uses interesting stories and examples you can relate to, challenging his audience in ways that will grow their business and improve their personal life.”
—JON PODANY, Chief Marketing Officer, LPGA
“Dan Quiggle has set the bar high! I have hired and heard hundreds of the best speakers from around the world in my long career. Dan is one of the best of the best. He relates to his audience and offers real takeaways that inspire them and transform them into better leaders.”
—CHARLES “RED” SCOTT, Chairman Emeritus, Vistage Florida