A business degree may provide you with the credentials to get your foot in the door of many companies, but climbing the corporate ladder to assume a leadership role requires more than an MBA. To really succeed in business leadership, you need a positive mentality, a value system, and a willingness to put in time and effort to achieve your goals—traits that best exemplify how to lead by example and follow others.
Glenn Edwards was born into the business world and has spent decades building and investing in enterprises. In Coming Into Your Own, Edwards shares his lifetime of wisdom, instilled in him by his successful parents and more than four decades in various industries. Citing his own illustrious career path, Edwards will show you how he developed the core powerful qualities he believes every aspiring leader needs—and how you can apply them to your own life.
From a winning attitude and a strong work ethic to good relationships with colleagues and competitors and the importance of giving back, discover how to be a leader whose success is measured not only by financial profits, but by how you conduct business in both your personal and professional lives.
"No one more than Glenn Edwards exemplifies how character - being positive, truly caring about the people around you, always keeping your word and doing what is right - leads to accomplishment. It is not an accident that every venture Glenn touches finds success, because his character, optimism, and energy bring out the best in everyone around him. Glenn's story teaches fundamental lessons to all who seek the secrets of true success in business, and in life."
-Richard Albert, Partner at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
"My father is as comfortable entertaining a prime minister as he is speaking with a cab driver. I have been elbow to elbow with him as he negotiated with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and I witnessed him inspire hundreds of my friends though his blog when there seemed like there was no hope during the Great Recession. What it all boils down to is my father loves business and loves to live his life. Although he never read the Stoics, he is a stoic philosopher. Although he never attended business school, he is a student of business. I am lucky to have my Father as a mentor and coach. When he shared his simple philosophy though his blog, he had no idea it would inspire so many. Thank you, Dad, for having the courage to turn your blog into a book."
-Jordan Edwards, President at Mixology Clothing Company
"I have had the pleasure of interacting with Glenn Edwards on both a professional and personal level. As his accountant and advisor, I have worked with Glenn on many successful business ventures, and his business acumen is second to none. One of Glenn's most admirable qualities is his loyalty to his family, friends, and business associates. I am honored to call Glenn Edwards my friend."
-Steven Madonna, CPA at Madonna & Company, LLP
"We are humbled and honored to be mentored by Glenn. As a brilliant thought leader and visionary, Glenn's unwavering inspiration, words, and wisdom have lent us confidence as we navigate uncharted territories in developing a women-operated retail district and destination in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. With his kindness, vision, wisdom, and generous spirit, Glenn often reminds us of being mindful and aware of the givers and takers of the world. Glenn is a giver. We are incredibly humbled by and grateful for his generosity, wisdom, and experience of life. Glenn Edwards is a rare and wonderful human being, and we are blessed to call this amazing man our dear friend and mentor."
-Mikki Lessard and Nancy Feth, Founders of Simply Grace & Simply Serendipity, The Shops at Marketplace