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Leader of the Month for November 2004:

Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar leader of the month 

Zig Ziglar's story:

Zig Ziglar has spent his life empowering people with a message of hope.  He delivers this message in the motivational stories and techniques he has offered people for improving their lives and making positive changes for themselves.  Zig has reached his audiences through both his speaking and writing.  As a speaker Zig has crisscrossed the globe, traveling over five million miles to spread his message of inspiration.  As an author he has incited people to take action through the twenty-three books he has written, offering his insights on topics from personal growth, family, and faith to leadership, sales, and success.    

The story of what Zig Ziglar is all about is best encapsulated in his narrative, "Priming the Pump."  The story is published in his best-selling book See You At the Top.   Zig also skillfully recounts this tale at many of his speaking engagements.  To read the story, published by Pelican Publishing Company in Gretna, Louisiana, click here. 

For the amazing positive leadership he has provided, the insightful wisdom he has generously shared, and his ability to help others improve their own lives, Zig Ziglar is the Leader of the Month for November 2004.  

About Zig Ziglar

Author and Speaker

Currently Resides: Plano/Dallas, Texas, USA with his wife Jean

Place in the world Zig would most like to visit: The Taj Mahal

Zig's dream: to leave a legacy of hope, integrity and consistency

Zig's current personal passion: encouraging others; playing golf

Most admired leader: Jesus Christ because he led from a pure heart.

Favorite book: The Light and the Glory, by Peter Marshall and David Manuel, for its solid, well-documented historical view of the founding of America.

Light and the Glory leader book 

Favorite quotations:

Romans 8:28, Isaiah 40:8, from The Holy Bible

Zig's leadership highlight: developing top performers in multiple fields of endeavor

John L. Caton of Health and Benefit Systems, Inc. shares the following about Zig Ziglar, "Zig has had more impact on my life than any other person.  I attribute the balance in my life to thirty years of his teaching.  My peace of mind has come from his consistent encouragement to know God through reading my Bible.  I am fortunate to know a lot of people, and I am the happiest person I know.  Thanks, Zig, for all you do.  Good luck, good health, and God bless!"

Dr. A.L. “Duke” Heller D.D.S.  M.S. of Westerville, Ohio, adds this about Zig Ziglar, “The Biblical principles Zig uses have worked for thousands of years.  In his presentations Zig tells you how to do what he has done so effectively throughout his life.  He does this by sharing the specific strategies and methods he has implemented.  Zig is a man of great moral character.”

For more about Zig's background and amazing life, check out Zig, the Autobiography of Zig Ziglar.

Zig the autobiography of Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar and Leadership

Books recommended for aspiring leaders:

Anointed For Business, Ed Silvoso

Developing the Leader Within You, John C. Maxwell

Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.

Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell

From Good to Great, Jim Collins

How To Be a Winner and Influence Anybody, Dr. James Merritt

Integrity Leadership, Fred Smith

In His Steps, Charles Sheldon

Kingdom Authority, Dr. Adrian Rogers

Leadership, Fred Smith

My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers

Original Intent, David Barton

The Holy Bible

The Light and the Glory, David Manuel and Peter Marshall

The Magic of Thinking Big, David Schwartz

The Man Nobody Knows, Bruce Barton

The New England Primer, Wallbuilding Press, Post Office Box 397, Aledo, Texas  76008

The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell

You and Your Network, Fred Smith

Zig's message: You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

Traits Zig considers most important in a leader: Integrity, honesty, courage, commitment, wisdom, humility, consistency, faith.

Zig’s advice to aspiring leaders: Set the example; be a constant student, a “good finder” and encourager.

What and where are the best training programs for leaders? Biblically-based integrity programs; Coach John Wooden (UCLA); John Maxwell; Ken Blanchard.

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