Every once in a while you get an unsolicited email that makes the time spent deleting Nigerian bank scams, male enhancement ads and tips on penny stocks worth it. We just got a great post from Michael Liebman, Michael is President of the consulting firm Promaneo and teaches at Loyola College in Baltimore. We’ll let him tell the story. It is quite a coincidence.
“Well, I’m hooked on The Elements. My copy from Amazon just arrived and by the time I made it halfway through I was analyzing every story I heard and rewriting all of my training and college classroom scripts. Your book just went on the required reading list for my Loyola College class on “Power and Influence.”
“This afternoon three independent consultants and I each delivered brief introductions on a series of leadership classes that we will independently teach to 25 college administrators. The participants already had outlines for each class…
“You’ll love this. I started by telling the group that I wasn’t going to talk about the outline, but about something much more important. “Great leaders tell great stories!” When 5 heads started to bob I knew they were instantly hooked. …I told them by the end of the class they world create a vision. But not some meaningless superficial statement… their vision would be a great and passionate story that everyone would remember… I know this may seem selfishly competitive but the best part was the other consultants were stunned and didn’t know how to describe their parts of the program. You better tell your publisher to start another run. Your book made my day and I am only at page 107”
Your email made ours, Mike. So what is the coincidence? We have an announcement along these same lines coming up, but for now we’ll shamelessly leave it as a teaser.