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Made for Amazing: An Instrumental Journey of Authentic Leadership Transformation Hardcover – October 24, 2017

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Editorial Reviews


''An incredible journey with wonderful lessons you can apply immediately in your own life. Fantastic coaching from an amazing leader!''
--Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 World's #1 Leadership Thinker and Executive Coach, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

''Wrapped in a compelling story of love, loss, and redemption, the message in Made for Amazing has universal appeal. Mark Nation's tale of success versus significance will touch every reader regardless of age, background, or belief system. If you want to become a better leader—and a better person—read this book and apply its timeless principles.''
--Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus

''Music has the power to inspire us all, and in Made for Amazing, Mark Nation will help you find your voice and sing from the rooftops. Highly recommended reading!''
--David Carr and Third Day, 4-time Grammy and 24-time GMA Dove award-winning recording artists

''We are made for a purpose, yet too many of us live dull lives, muted by the daily demands of our culture and society. Nation challenges us to find the music within us and to have the courage to give it voice. Imagine a world in harmony, a world where our song uplifts the spirit of those we meet. Nation shows us how in Made for Amazing.''
--Randy Street, President, ghSMART, New York Times best-selling coauthor of Who: The A Method for Hiring and Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success

''We all desire a journey of self-awareness that reveals a deeper purpose that truly matters. Mark chronicles this journey for us, offering timeless principles to help each of us lead in very uncertain times.''
--Nick Craig, President, Authentic Leadership Institute; best-selling author of Finding Your True North and The Discover Your True North Fieldbook

''Made for Amazing is told with grace, compassion, pathos, and heart; the story will move you to tears, then lift you up with the encouragement needed to renew your search for deeper meaning and purpose. It's a joy to read and, most importantly, filled with a message we really need to take seriously—now more than ever.''
--Jim Kouzes, Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University; coauthor of the best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge

''If you're ready to bring something amazing to life instead of letting life 'happen' to you, read this book. Made for Amazing contains powerful, inspiring, even eternal, principles that will lift your heart and mind toward God's incredible plans for you. Prepare to be blessed!''
--Bonnie Wurzbacher, former Chief Resource Development Officer, World Vision International; former Senior VP, Global Customer & Channel Leadership, The Coca-Cola Company

''Mark Nation says true fitness is an 'inside job,' and this inspiring tale will take you on the epic ride inside yourself. Gear up for Mark's uniquely-styled fitness program—you'll be preparing for a life of greatness, and a legacy of success.''
--John Foley, founder & CEO, Peloton, former president, and CEO, Evite

''In this beautiful story, our souls are reminded that each individual is uniquely designed by God, with an amazing song to sing. Imagine the possibilities if everyone simply understood that notion. Read Made for Amazing, refresh your spirit, and let your soul burst forth with a bold, new tune.''
--Cheryl A. Bachelder, former CEO, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.; author of Dare to Serve

Mark Nation is fascinated with the idea that each of us is made for amazing—that is, by being placed in this world, we are obligated to find, develop, and contribute the best we have of ourselves. He has woven this concept into an absorbing tale that will have readers delving into their own possibilities, as they follow the struggles of a gifted musician to discover the music his beloved grampa always knew was in him.''
--James Ballard, best-selling author of Whale Done! and What's the Rush?

''Mark Nation's extended parable underscores the importance of finding one's authentic self—and the effort that's often required to find it. Unlike many parables that cause the reader to discover key points, Nation offers a gentler form of guidance through the questions he poses outside the narrative. A very helpful addition to the body of self-discovery literature.''
--Warren Radtke, founding principal, Right Management Consultants; Episcopal minister

About the Author

Mark Nation is a globally-recognized management expert, leadership consultant, executive coach, author, and speaker. He is personally driven to discover what makes individuals, teams, and organizations amazing—those elements that power the heart and soul of individuals and businesses worldwide.

Mark is Founder and President of Nation Leadership, the Made for Amazing Project, and Harvard Help Circle. He has developed and managed companies in five industries: enterprise technology, financial services, music and entertainment, construction, and professional services. He has led start-ups and served in key regional or global executive roles at SAP, JDA Software, Siebel Systems (Oracle), and UNUM. Mark has developed people, products, and partnerships on six continents, gaining experience in virtually every function across the business value chain. His work has been leveraged across a wide range of clients, from young leaders, corporate managers and executives, to Fortune 500 organizations, start-ups, schools, churches, and non-profits.

Mark graduated summa cum laude from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a former professional musician and Ironman triathlete, still enjoying skiing, running, and biking when possible. His work and travels have taken him to more than 40 US states and 35 countries, where he has managed, performed, or spoken to over 300,000 people. When not traveling, Mark is based in Tennessee with his wife and two children.

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  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group Press (October 24, 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 216 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1626344817
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1626344815
  • Item Weight : 13.1 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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