"The Best in Us is a systematic and thoughtful approach toward a new model of leadership that has the power to make a fundamental change for both an individual leader and those they lead. Cleve skillfully combines history, mythology, psychology, current events, and modern leadership thinking to engage the reader in a process whereby they may re-consider their own leadership values."-- Dr. Robert Kovach, Director, Cisco Center for Collaborative Leadership, Cisco Systems, Inc.
"If there is a grand unification theory for modern leadership, Cleve Stevens has just delivered it. In the four days it took me to read The Best in Us cover to cover I felt remade, rewired, renewed, and reinvigorated . . . A must read for entrepreneurs, founders, and corporate and community leaders."-- Dr. Safwan Shah, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business; Founder, Infonox, Inc.
"The Best in Us is a creative and imaginative guide to a better understanding of the crucial potentials of leadership studies."-- James MacGregor Burns, Historian, Leadership Scholar and Pulitzer-Prize-winning Author of Roosevelt and the groundbreaking work, Leadership
"The Best in Us is a breakthrough book that shows leaders how to build companies by believing in themselves and their people . . . [It] reminds us that the greatest treasure within organizations is the potential within its people . . . People can be inspired to tap into their very best, and when this happens, magic happens. The paradox is that when people give their all, profits soar--beyond anyone's wildest dreams."-- Ryan C. Mack, President, Optimum Capital Management; Author, Living in the Village; On-Air Business Analyst for CNN, CNBC, BET
"This is not a book you read once and take away a few key points and then fit in a few small changes as you continue on with your busy life. It's an owner's manual that should be consulted often, if for no other reason than to constantly remind you that you are a leader, not a passenger or a guest, that you have the power to drive your own life, inspire others, and find fulfillment in what you do each and every day."-- Phil Kumnick, Head of Global Acquirer Processing, Visa, Inc.
Cleve Stevens has worked in leadership development for twenty-five years. He holds a bachelor's degree from the UC Irvine, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in social ethics from the USC. Cleve has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level and has published numerous articles on leadership and the psychology of leadership. Dr. Stevens is the founder and president of the Los Angeles based leadership consulting firm, Owl Sight Intentions, Inc.