Critical Acclaim for Leaders Without Titles

Leaders Without Titles is a must read for anyone in leadership or aspiring to become a leader. The six attributes identified to complete a leader make the reader aware of the importance of recognizing informal authority in individuals, especially in the workplace. All leaders, managers and supervisors should read this book. It is an easy read with examples of real-life stories, and a self-administered assessment at the end of each chapter.”
Winnifred McPherson, Retired Major, Broward County Sheriff ’s Office

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Steve Sampson focuses on the prerequisite qualities that can be developed and honed by individuals into effective leadership with a moral compass. In Leaders Without Titles, Dr. Sampson provides a blueprint for the development of what he believes to be the six essential dimensions of leadership. Similar to all of his work, the material is presented in a practical, straight forward approach that not only allows the reader to understand the theoretical underpinnings of each dimension, but also practice the concepts involved. In order to gage proficiency as the skills are being developed, a method for testing is provided. It is excellent.
– Dr. Allen Ault, Dean, College of Justice & Safety, Eastern Kentucky University

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Dr. Sampson has offered an understanding into the dynamics of leadership and the thinking that creates leaders, both men and women, in a structured, easily understood, pattern that reads like a novel, builds to a climax and, most importantly, delivers like a text without the rote that so easily stumbles the reader. Read it two times. It’s worth even more the second time around.”
– O’Neill Williams, Radio and Television Personality, “O’Neill Outdoors”

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In any organizational environment there are individuals to whom others look for guidance, direction, and leadership. Very often those persons are not the highest ranking members of the organization. Why? Dr. Sampson provides an insightful analysis of the complex array of factors that cause some persons to become leaders while others can only manage. This is a must read to understand these critical dynamics. His training program that accompanies the book is exemplary.”
– Gary Deland, Executive Director, Utah Sheriff ’s Association

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I have been to many management/leadership classes and this class by far was one of the toughest because daily I would grade myself on where I was and where I want and need to go. It was amazing how Dr. Sampson made issues come full circle and easy to understand. I personally would have liked the course to be two weeks because I saw how powerful the message was and is. Anyone who gets the opportunity to attend one of his classes will walk away a better Leader, a better supervisor and a better person.”
– Major Michael Korb, LFUCG Division of Community Corrections, Lexington, KY

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It has become painfully commonplace for notable authors to quote lists of action items necessary to ‘be a good leader’. Clearly, without the desire to improve as individuals, studying the philosophy of leadership is marginally productive at best. The adage of leading one’s self before others has withstood the test of time and that makes Leaders Without Titles an excellent resource for all of us who are constantly striving to improve regardless of positional authority. Dr. Sampson recently conducted a training program for our public safety command staff on Leaders Without Titles. It was rated by all as cutting edge and excellent.”
– David N. Boggs, Deputy Chief of Police, Lexington Division of Police, Lexington, KY