Leading on Purpose

Eliminate the Random Walk by Leading on Purpose

Timothy I. Thomas began his work in leadership consulting in 2003 as a natural outgrowth of his educational background and his lifelong commitment to helping others succeed.
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Charles “Rip” Tilden joined Makarios Consulting as a partner in 2009, bringing with him more than thirty-five years of leadership experience as a senior executive in a wide range of public and private companies.
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Aspiring leaders ask:

• Isn’t GOOD LEADERSHIP a character trait?• Are some people natural-born LEADERS?• Can you LEARN to lead?

FACT #1:

Great leaders are MADE, not born.

You can become a leader, but it takes work. Leadership requires a purposeful commitment. Once you commit, you need real tools to get results.

FACT #2:

Leadership is not genetic.

Leaders come from all backgrounds. What they have in common is a passion to learn and develop leadership skills.

FACT #3:

Leadership is a skill.

You can learn how to be a successful leader. It takes dedication to develop, practice, and continually refine your leadership skills.

Whether you’re a CEO, supervisor, or manager, you must make a commitment to become a transformational leader. In Leading on Purpose, veteran leadership gurus Tim Thomas and Rip Tilden will guide you through the 8 critical skills you need to become The Complete Leader.

  • Leadership Style
  • Strategy
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Feedback
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Execution
  • Change Management

Stop the random walk. Take your first step on the purposeful journey to leadership.

Praise for Leading on Purpose

“This is a great book for any leader who is committed to growing and becoming more effective every day. It is jammed with great tools and solid advice. Leading on Purpose will guide you step by step in your journey to becoming a complete leader.”

MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, author or editor of 34 books, including the global bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“This book shows you exactly what you need to do to become a multiplication sign in getting results through others.”

BRIAN TRACY, author of How the Best Leaders Lead

“What a practical, useful book—it is filled with great advice and practical tools for leaders at all levels who want to lead more effectively.”

GINO WICKMAN, author of Traction and the creator of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)

“Find out what you need to know and what you need to do in order to be a better leader by design, not by accident. Keep this book within arm’s reach at all times, refer to it often and you will perform at your best on a daily basis, with purpose.”

MARK LEBLANC, president of Small Business Success and author of Growing Your Business! and Never Be the Same

“Tim and Rip have written the handbook for senior executive success. If you are a CEO, want to become a CEO, or simply want to master the habits of highly effective corporate and entrepreneurial leaders, Leading on Purpose is for you. The best thing about this book is that it is highly focused, concise, and powerful. Rip and Tim don’t waste a single word on fluff or theory. This book is all meat—and all highly relevant to today’s business environment. If you are ready to take your leadership to new heights of personal, financial, and organizational success, Leading on Purpose is a must-read.”

DAVID NEWMAN, author of Do It! Marketing

Leading on Purpose guides those seeking to elevate their leadership skills through an engaging and actionable journey. From introspection to execution, Tim and Rip have captured the essential steps in the development and evolution of a complete leader.”

STEPHEN WRAY, CEO of Cadient Group and recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award

Leading on Purpose is a practical guide for leaders at all levels to help them begin a purposeful journey to leadership excellence. Tim and Rip have put together a great toolbox to help any leader improve.”

ROB REBAK, CEO of QualityHealth