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Blakeslee is an experienced public speaker, leader and a coach. He is a Master Financial Coach, a pastor, college professor, husband, and father. He coaches with individuals who want to win with people and win with money. He is a member of, Dave Ramsey* Certified Counselors. He has also completed Dave Ramsey's* Financial Coach Master Series Training. He lives with his wife, Michele, in Virginia. He consults with non-profit organizations, churches and businesses to help them accomplish their mission - efficiently and effectively. He was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from high school Blakeslee enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he entered the Submarine Service. He advanced to Chief Petty Officer and served on board three nuclear powered submarines as the Leading Engineering Laboratory Technician and an Engineering Watch Supervisor. Blakeslee was a highly decorated sailor, including four Navy Achievement Medals. Before the start of Desert Storm, Blakeslee was assigned to the U. S. Navy's Leadership Development Program (NLDP) as an instructor. He taught hundreds of first time managers and mentored them as they transitioned from worker to leader. He later joined the instructor school for the leadership program, where he was consistently singled out by officer and senior enlisted students as a premiere instructor and leader. Blakeslee was awarded the Master Training Specialist for his work in the Leadership Instructor School. He developed curriculum for the pilot course for the Navy's Total Quality Management (TQM) Program. Blakeslee designed the curriculum and taught the pilot course before he deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield. Blakeslee served as the Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor of five churches. He was the Director of Operations for the Baptist Bible Fellowship International and on the faculty and administration of Baptist Bible College and Graduate School. He is currently serving as a pastor at Point Harbor Community Church in Virginia.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: PreacherBooks.com (September 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615744508
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615744506
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Totally a must-read.
If you knew the situation and circumstances that made me seek out this book then you'll understand how much you need the knowledge contained in this book on leadership. I have been comfortably being a good background motivator for years. I envied leadership positions and persons thinking that they were missing a thing or two in their leadership style. After like 4 years I was promoted into management and given a major section to handle. It was a happy-confusing event.
I had to seek all types of advice from people I can trust, I got a lot of support and recommendations. I followed these all. I must say I learnt a lot from those too. This kind of summarised all I should know and have known. It also pacified me and helped develop my confidence (which it will tell you is very important).
The allegory is priceless. I wish I read this book first, well better late than never. I like the strong and encouraging voice that Daniel uses throughout this book. Not only did he use a soft easy to understand language, he made the write up quite easy to visualize thus aiding comprehension.
This is a five-star bestseller meant for people with a passion for leading right. People who want to understand what their leaders pass through can also read this up. It is truely inspiring.
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I agreed with the author that those who seek out examples of leadership are hard to find. This book answers the deep questions of, "What makes a true leader?" "How may I become a leader?". Even if you are not seeking this book out to learn how to be a leader, you will find sections of the book to "call" to you in a way.

I grew up in an environment where the man is supposed to be the leader. To me, ANYONE can be a leader, despite your circumstances or origins. One of the biggest issues you must overcome is to fully believe in oneself in order to pursue this. This is where the book comes into play.

I began to take notes as I read. Later on, I'd reflect on the contents I had read. I realized I had many pieces of my personal pieces I needed to solve in order to improve my leadership skills. Now, I may not be the only person who has felt the need to do this. The book helped me through those.

It makes you search within your mind and soul order to make you seek out the true leader within. We need more leaders in this world, and I'm officially ready to be that leader. I'm thankful for this book and it's impact.
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At one point or another, we're all called to lead. Whether your a parent, a leader, just got a promotion at work or you have another leadership role - this book is a must read.

I really enjoyed the allegory that the lessons in this book were centered around. Blakeslee has written an excellent resource built around solid, leadership research and teaching. This is what it takes to be a leader and how to lead well.

The second part of the book contains the model he uses in the story section and the charts found throughout the book are explained in more detail.
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This book is a must read for everyone that is looking to understand leaders or to be one themselves. I believe that in some way or another everyone has an opportunity to become a leader; this book gives us examples of how to seize the opportunity. The author does an excellent job of wording the advice and tips that he has for leaders in a very comprehensible and simple way. The stories and examples he gives are very easy to connect and relate to. It is a very informative and well written book.
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What I admire most about “Lead on Purpose” is the way in which the advice is presented and expressed. Daniel Blakeslee’s book offers readers an allegorical approach to understanding leadership principles that helps make the advice easy to understand and visualize in a practical, realistic setting.
I have come across far too many leadership books that feel like a chore to read and are simply boring. With ‘Lead on Purpose’ I didn’t feel this way at all and can definitely say that I learned a lot more than I was expecting.
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