Established in 1982, Progress Associates is now
starting it's third decade of existence as a very successful consulting
and training firm, with headquarters in Syracuse, New York. Daniel
C. Leete and Linda A. McLyman are the senior partners in the firm.
Daniel and Linda conduct training programs and provide consulting
and executive coaching services for individuals and organizations
throughout the United States. Noted for helping people and organizations
grow and change in significant and non-traditional ways, Daniel
and Linda have the reputation of being top notch professionals.
Their clients range from the small entrepreneurial type firms to
large government agencies. During the past decades they have provided
intense learning experiences for thousands of people in a wide range
of work settings.
Daniel and Linda are excellent trainers who work
very well individually or together as a team of facilitators. Daniel
is nationally known for his superior work with natural resource
agencies, while Linda is nationally recognized for her work with
high level executives and their executive leadership teams. These
partners continue to bring their strengths and visions together
in order to build a firm which has a solid and exciting reputation.
C. Leete B.A.
Environmental Science and Environmental Leadership
State University of New York at Potsdam
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
A. McLyman B.S., M.S.
Communications and Psychology
State University of New York at Geneseo
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
on Linda McLyman's
This insightful book offers an opportunity for people from all
walks of life to learn more about the concept of leadership
and to gain an understanding of what it really means to be a
wise leader in today's complex and challenging world. Anyone
who is interested in making significant changes in the world,
or simply abetting progress in either large or small ways, will
appreciate this important book.
Wise Leadership breaks from the formulas offered up in traditional
self-help or management and leadership books. Rather than providing
a set of quick-fix recipes for success, McLyman invites leaders
instead to listen to the simple, poignant words she has garnered
from working alongside some of her most successful and powerful
clients during twenty-plus years of management consulting. These
are the leaders everyone wants to have in their organizations.
In a simple, practical, and insightful style, McLyman invites
her readers to grasp the values, beliefs, and truths that are
commonly held by many of today's wisest leaders. Discover what
it really means to work not just as a smart and intelligent
leader, but also as a very wise leader. The path to intelligence,
we discover, is not necessarily the same path to wisdom.
McLyman encourages us to listen to the thoughts and feelings
behind the simple words. As we eavesdrop on conversations with
clients, we are invited to ponder our own meaning of wise leadership.
There are no quick solutions, no simple answers; instead, McLyman
declares, we must learn to think for ourselves.
"Linda McLyman challenges
and inspires all of us to become more mature and conscious
leaders. Wise Leadership is like a multifaceted jewel,
reminding us of the essentials of good leadership necessary
in business, family or community life."
Empowerment Training Program - author of The Rhythm of
Compassion: Caring for Self, Connecting with Society
"Wise Leadership captures
a unique collection of thought provoking corporate leadership
behaviors, motivating the reader to engage in self-reflection
-- careful you may not like what you see!"
Ford Motor Company,
Business Development and Strategy
"Few people during
my career have influenced me more about the true spirit
of leadership than Linda McLyman. This book embodies
the best of her advice obtained from years of observation
and practice. I believe it is critical for leaders today
to understand the leadership truths shared in this book."
Quality Associates, Inc.
"After 25 years of
working with managers in corporations and having been
a leader myself for 20 years, at last I have a book
I can honestly and confidently give to executives and
managers. I will tell them, “Not only read this
book but live it. You will not only improve your life,
but more importantly, the lives of all those you touch
both in the workplace and on the outside.”
Brand Learning Partners Ltd. UK - former Vice President,
Global business Management, the Gillette Company
"A very real book
filled with humanity...interesting, intelligent, and
honest. The emphasis on continuing to learn is refreshing."
|Karla J. Hawley
the Chief of the USDA Forest Service