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Why Sustained Leadership WBS Exists

Literally thousands of books are published every year on the subject of leadership. People are extremely hungry for insight and guidance on how to improve themselves as leaders. Sadly, the vast majority of those in leadership positions do not provide good examples of sustained leadership. Some fatal flaw derails their leadership journey and disqualifies them, for a time or forever, from serving as a sustained leader.  Of the many resources available, some are useful, but all are very incomplete. Sustained Leadership WBS is the first comprehensive guide that gives the reader 229 elements of leadership, with a proper lexicon for each of the elements, and provides the reader with resources, guidance, and a plan to improve their leadership abilities. It is, as one reviewer has said, destined to become the “global standard in leadership development.”

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Thomas G. Reid

Thomas G. Reid, author of Sustained Leadership WBS, is Chief Problem Solver for Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC (CCS) headquartered near Denver, Colorado. CCS, in existence since 2002, provides leadership and contract training, consulting, expert testimony, and mentoring & marketing services to the government and its contractors.

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“I am in total agreement with you that many (most?) of the world’s problems are the result of failure of leadership, some by omission and some, sadly, by commission…. congratulations on a huge effort and an outstanding product.” – Norman R. Augustine

“Tom Reid’s Sustained Leadership WBS is the first comprehensive identification and assessment of the critical elements essential to lead people and organizations for sustained success. The graphic decomposition of the knowledge, skills and competencies makes this a practical learning tool for the seasoned leader as well as the aspiring novice. Thanks Tom.” – Daniel M. Jacobs, Chairman/CEO The Federal Market Group

“I used a variety of leadership training materials and texts in my years as a college dean, but I have never seen anything even approaching Sustained Leadership WBS, with its encyclopedic view of all the various elements—229 of them-that contribute to becoming, sustaining, and developing oneself as a leader. Bravo to Tom Reid for producing a useful textbook on leadership!” – Dr. David Stameshkin, Associate Dean (retired) Franklin & Marshall College

“Sustained Leadership WBS is a scholarly, but easy to read treatment of various leadership principles and philosophies. Tom’s concentration on “sustained” leadership, and his attendant work breakdown structure (WBS) to achieve “sustained” leadership, can be very useful tool for both those already in leadership positions and potential leaders. Well done.” – Len Vincent RADM USN (RET), Formerly Commander, Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC) and Commandant, Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)

“Every successful project has a work breakdown structure. This WBS process should be included in the project of making yourself a good leader and maintaining that skill. This book is essential for your own career development from a well-known expert in the field.” – F.B.

“A masterful work by an attorney who has spent his lifetime developing leaders in the field of federal acquisition… this book is must-read guidance. It will help you navigate the often-confusing world of management in the twenty-first century, and give you the tools you need to ensure a bright and satisfying future.” – C.B.

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Sustained Leadership WBS

Contained in these pages and in a downloadable guide are the quotes, excerpts, pictures, information, and details on the book and author that provide all media creators the information to best present the concepts and ideals behind sustained leadership. Too often people are put into leadership positions without sufficient prior development. This reflects both flawed leadership development and leadership selection processes. Too many will be insufficiently developed to sustain their leadership role and will succumb to a fatal flaw. We see them fail every day – in business, in politics, and yes, even in religions. The simple goal behind Sustained Leadership WBS is to stop this terrible waste of valuable talent. Leadership is difficult and complex; without proper development, many placed in leadership positions will needlessly fail beneath the burden of leadership.By using the project management Work Breakdown Structure tool, every element required to build yourself or your team into effective leaders is defined and explained with a complete development plan for any individual to become a sustained leader.