Beware The Purple People Eaters

A Personal Look at Leadership

Although there are many great books discussing traditional leadership, Beware the Purple People Eaters takes a slightly different view––effective leadership of others begins first with leading yourself. By incorporating personal observations, life experience, and collective history, Beware the Purple People Eaters encourages readers to consider a more introspective view of the necessary attributes of successful leadership, beginning with the lessons our parents taught us. Leadership is more than just buzzwords and metaphors; it’s about the values of imagination, resilience, integrity, self-discipline, and character (attributes sometimes too quickly dismissed as “old-fashioned”). In today’s trying times, this book makes a compelling case that these virtues are worth revisiting. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself reflecting on your personal leadership style, life experiences, and hard-won lessons. Like the characters from The Wizard of Oz, you may discover that what you went looking for in the first place was within you all along.

Genre: Non-Fiction / Business

Pages: 160

Price: $19.95 (US)

ISBNs:

Hardback: 978-0-9855133-0-6

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Anthony Paustian, PhD, MBA

Following his Air Force career in fighter aircraft and the building of national brands for companies like Rockwell Avionics and Miller Brewing, Dr. Anthony Paustian created a technology-focused college campus that was named one of the nation's most innovative organizations. The campus has received national media attention for its groundbreaking initiatives, ranging from advances in educational delivery systems to its inspiring Celebrate Innovation Live! (ciLive!) event.

Dr. Paustian has authored four books including A Quarter Million Steps, which won seven international and national literary awards for best book in the areas of leadership, motivation, and success. He's an author success coach with Bookpress Publishing, a regular contributor for Ad Astra (the journal of the National Space Society), and serves as the society's Vice President of Marketing. Dr. Paustian holds graduate degrees in business administration and design management, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Psychology.

Following his Air Force career in fighter aircraft and the building of national brands for companies like Rockwell Avionics and Miller Brewing, Dr. Anthony Paustian created a technology-focused college campus that was named one of the nation's most innovative organizations. The campus has received national media attention for its groundbreaking initiatives, ranging from advances in educational delivery systems to its inspiring Celebrate Innovation Live! (ciLive!) event.

Dr. Paustian has authored four books including A Quarter Million Steps, which won seven international and national literary awards for best book in the areas of leadership, motivation, and success. He's an author success coach with Bookpress Publishing, a regular contributor for Ad Astra (the journal of the National Space Society), and serves as the society's Vice President of Marketing. Dr. Paustian holds graduate degrees in business administration and design management, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Psychology.

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