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BIG Ideas Exchange: The Five Essential Leadership Questions

Friday, Aug 9 2013 8:30AM to 11:00AM

John Young, Chairman, McLaughlin Young Group
Goodmortgage.com 3325 South Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28217

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange

Friday, August 9, 2013

Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217


8:30 am to 9:00 am    Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am  Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Book: “The Five Essential Leadership Questions - Living with Passion, Leading through Trust” by R. John Young

This is the book that all chief executives would like their up and coming managers to read! They know from experience that when an executive fails, it is most often not because of a lack of industry knowledge or technical expertise; rather it is because of their poorly developed knowing of themselves and others, their lack of respect for those they manage, hopelessly inadequate listening skills, clumsy communication, and, not surprisingly, a loss of trusting relationships. All of which erode the foundation for true profitability and organizational health.

As a leader, you must understand the soul of your business, have a clear vision for the future of the enterprise, and be able to passionately describe how you plan to take the organization to that ideal place. You must live with passion and lead through trust.

For over 30 years Dr. R. John Young has been using his proprietary models and techniques to develop trusted and effective leaders. His research into why some leaders flounder while others flourish has led him to the identification of the five essential leadership questions. All leaders must be able to answer these questions if they hope to be trusted by those with whom they must collaborate and by those they lead.

This book, together with its companion workbook, is a veritable self-assessment tool that will help you truly understand yourself, the people you lead, and, most importantly, your motives for wanting to lead. It speaks to the measurable effect that well-rounded and well-grounded leadership has on a company's bottom line.

The author, John Young with McLaughlin Young Group (BIG Member) will facilitate this engaging discussion.  

For an excerpt of this book, go to:


During this roundtable we'll:

· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth


Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. We are currently looking to fill the Nov and Dec slots for the 2013 calendar. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month, so pick a month that suits you for 2013 or 2014. Thanks!