The Vanguard Leader

The Vanguard Leader

by William Valmyr Ph.D

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The Vanguard Leader promises to take you on a journey toward personal transformation that leads to maximizing your leadership effectiveness. As you read about Dr. Valmyr's leadership journey you will discover the transformative power of "Leading Well Where It Matters Most". This book will heighten your level of leadership awareness and equip you to effect lasting change within your own context. It will teach you how to get started and give you the confidence to lead from the front-regardless of your background, economic circumstances, or leadership acumen. If you want to change your life for the better, apply the principles in The Vanguard Leader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781953285041
Publisher: DustJacket Media
Publication date: 10/24/2020
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 897,705
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

William Valmyr (PhD, DMin) is a practical teacher, minister, leadership trainer, and consultant. He is the CEO of Transformational Leadership, LLC, and president of Higher Call Ministries International. A certified trainer, speaker, and coach with the John Maxwell Team, he is also an educational and leadership consultant to various institutions (nonprofit and for-profit organizations). He serves as an adjunct professor at Broward College, Southeastern University, and Jakes Divinity School. For more information visit

Table of Contents

Foreword xv

A Note to the Reader: From Your Coach and Mentor xvii

Introduction: Why Leadership Matters xix

Part 1 The Search for Vanguard Leaders 1

Chapter 1 Know What Matters Most 3

Chapter 2 Start Right Where You Are 11

Part 2 Leading Up 21

Chapter 3 Upscale Leadership 23

Chapter 4 Consider the Cost of Leading Up 31

Chapter 5 Growth Potential in Leading Up 37

Chapter 6 What is Your Leadership Growth Quotient? 43

Part 3 Leading Down 59

Chapter 7 Digging for Leadership Depth 61

Chapter 8 Dealing with LDS: Love Deficiency Syndrome 67

Chapter 9 Carrying a Viable Vision 77

Chapter 10 The Power of Choices: Charting Your Course and Staying True to Your Call 83

Part 4 Leading All Around 87

Chapter 11 LOL: Leading Out Loud 89

Chapter 12 L3: Leading and Leaving a Legacy 97

Conclusion: Learn from Your Failures 107

Case Studies 109

The Case of Strive Masiyiwa 109

The Case of John Alston Jr 114

Leadership in Higher Education 118

Three Case Studies on Resilience in Leadership 121

Appendixes: 127

Appendix A Emerging Trends for Global Leaders 127

Appendix B Mr. Copperfield: An Emerging Vanguard Leader 135

Appendix C Hope-Producing Behavior Assessment 147

Appendix D Transformational Leadership at a Glance 149

Notes 151

Acknowledgments 163

Index 167

About the Author 173

Other Resources from Dr. William Valmyr 175

Coaching and Consulting 177

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