Jim Trunick’s book , The Core of Leadership, is filled with heartwarming stories and keen insights that enriched my appreciation for character, trust, family values, authenticity and humility. But what about Mr. Trunick’s concept of leadership? His is not the ‘I lead and you follow’ model. Leadership is all about sticking to one’s core values, transparency, learning and caring for others, whether they are your employees, partners, clients, spouse or children— not about demonstrating superior intelligence or skills.
Jim Trunick’s stories of winning from the middle are heartwarming, heart wrenching (punch here) and heart stretching. Having known Jim for over 10 years, he has been winning from the middle with a core of steel, an eternal smile and “how can I help you” presence.
Lessons of what is at the core of being a leader, told with a passion that comes from experiencing great loss and success.
Over the course of my career I have spoken to over 3,000 corporations and business schools. I’ve seen leaders in all sizes, shapes, attitudes, and types. But I have never met anyone who exemplified the concepts Jim Trunick has brought forward in this work. Leading from the middle is exactly what companies should hope from their employees in the future. We live in a time where there is a premium placed on loyalty. Leading from the middle will increase the overall productivity of a company along with stimulating commitment from its people. Jim Trunick is an innovative voice and should be listened to by all of us who read this book.
As someone who reads more than 100 business books a year and has studied leadership for nearly 20 years, I have a VERY high standard before I will endorse a book. I have just finished reading Jim Trunick’s The Core of Leadership and I was incredibly impressed, touched and delighted. This is an absolutely wonderful book filled with superb stories, helpful advice and real leadership lessons. If you want to become a better leader and person — read this book
Jim Trunick has been a ‘leader of leaders’ for the many years I have known him. His new book, which is strongly grounded in experience, is a powerful repository of wisdom, insight and truth valuable to all of us. The Core of Leadership will challenge your thinking, empower your will and refresh your spirit. Simply Excellent!”