Mar 012017



This is my final message to our new President of the United States. I really appreciate him allowing me to share some thoughts on what I feel will lead to his success as our 45th President.

Letter to the President – “The Secret”

Dear Mr. President,

Thank you for reading my thoughts the last two weeks on what I feel will help you to be a servant leader of significant influence and how to make a positive impact on our nation.

I have a couple of final thoughts that I think will aid you in your position. While I have a deep respect for anyone who has risen through the ranks to the top leadership role in our great nation, I know that no one can perform any position of significant leadership on their own – it takes a team.

Build a “Dream Team”

Be sure to consistently seek advice from the right people. Don’t just go to people who will tell you want you want to hear. Seek advice from people that will tell you what you need to hear.

President Lincoln was famous for this. The book, “Team of Rivals” details how Lincoln assembled a team of the most knowledgeable people he could find; some were even his opponents in the election process. History would say, had he not possessed the wisdom and confidence to select and work with the best people, he could not have led the nation through one of its darkest periods.

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MARK DETERDING is an author, speaker, consultant, executive coach and the founder of Triune Leadership Services, LLC. His purpose is to work with leaders to help them develop core servant leadership capabilities that allow them to lead at a higher level and enable them to achieve their God-given potential. He has written two books, A Model of Servant Leadership, and Leading Jesus’ Way. With over three decades of experience directing companies and developing leaders, Mark created A Model of Servant Leadership parallel to the principles that Jesus himself illustrated. Working with organizations, leadership teams, and executives one-on-one, he helps bring focus, clarity, and action to make things work. He also conducts training programs to teach faith-based servant leadership principles. His greatest passion is seeing the impact servant leadership has on people’s lives and beyond. Prior to Triune Leadership Services he worked for 35 years in the printing industry holding senior leadership positions at Taylor Corporation, RR Donnelly, and Banta Corporation. He is an accomplished executive with a proven track record for developing purpose-driven; values based teams that drive culture improvement, enhanced employee passion, and improved business results. He is featured in Ken Blanchard’s book “Leading at a Higher Level”, and has been a featured speaker for the Ken Blanchard Companies Executive Forum in both 2007 and 2011. Mark lives in Alexandria, Minnesota with his wife Kim. They have two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and three grandchildren, so far. To find out more about Mark and his work, visit Triune Leadership Services.   ContactFacebookLinkedInTwitter

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