Glen DeZeeuw is a firm believer in the concept of life‐long learning and continues to work on learning more. Throughout his career, he has studied leadership and is an avid reader of books on leadership. In this, the author's first book, DeZeeuw wants to share some of the timeless principles he has learned over the span of his leadership career. Born and raised in northwest Iowa, Glen graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 1969, and joined the Northwestern Mutual shortly thereafter. His 40 year career with Northwestern Mutual included time in sales, in field leadership in both Iowa and Colorado, and as Vice‐President of Agency Development in the Home Office in Milwaukee. Following his retirement from Northwestern Mutual in 2009, Glen returned to Colorado and founded Lifesong Consulting LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to helping people grow in their leadership skills. DeZeeuw is highly regarded as a speaker, and continues to do motivational talks across the country. He and his wife, Carolyn, were married in 1968, and now reside near Windsor, Colorado. They feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful place. They are both active in their church and love to spend time with their grandsons. Glen's interests include doing crossword puzzles, golfing, bicycling, hiking, and reading.