LEADERSHIP AND MORE
A CONVERSATION WITH
By Anthony T. Eaton, August 2017
Greg Hawks is a Corporate Culture Specialist with an
expansive leadership portfolio. For two decades he has mentored leaders, developed teams, crafted culture, and empowered employees. A keynote speaker, he has an enthusiastic character, style, wit, and energy. GH: I wish everyone could spend a part of their career working in ministry. It gives such an advantage in the marketplace! Leading volunteers is exponentially more difficult. Doing big things with no money requires creativity and leveraging everyone’s abilities. Articulating vision in a meaningful way that others can find themselves in, is incredibly rewarding.
More than six months ago I came across Greg’s bio and asked if he would do an interview with me. As sometimes happens, his interview was six months in the making, but the end result has been more than worth it and I am excited to share it with you now.
AE: What inspired you to start the Hawks Agency?
GH: I had been a freelancer for a couple years and decided I wanted to create a structure others could join with me. Also, I have two kids that I wanted to offer a conduit for them to explore their gifts and talents if they so desired.
AE: Early in your career you worked as an Executive Director for Youth America and then Business Director for Church of the Harvest, how did your early career prepare you for what you are doing now?
It prepared me so well. Leading people. Guerilla marketing styles. Accomplishing the amazing through people’s willingness. Understanding what drives individuals.
It was challenging and difficult with a continual press for excellence that I internalized and developed an aptitude to thrive in. It’s been such an asset in every way! Continue Reading
expansive leadership portfolio. For two decades he has
mentored leaders, developed teams, crafted culture, and empowered employees. A keynote speaker, he has an enthusiastic character, style, wit, and energy.
GH: I wish everyone could spend a part of their career working in ministry. It gives such an advantage in the marketplace! Leading volunteers is exponentially more difficult. Doing big things with no money requires creativity and leveraging everyone’s abilities. Articulating vision in a meaningful way that others can find themselves in, is incredibly rewarding.
A Series of Interviews about Leadership and More
Anthony T. Eaton
Available in paperback and for Kindle at Amazon
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more, and become more, you are a leader."
~ John Quincy Adams
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg provides the forward to my first book on leadership, a series of conversations with a wide range of leaders from diverse backgrounds.
A great read on leadership!!
Virg Palumboon, Kindle Edition purchase
From a variety of views points, Anthony provides an insightful narrative on leadership perspectives. During the conversations in the book, I found myself thinking about some of the concepts and perspectives. I strongly recommend the book.
Not Your Typical Leadership Book
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The book is not going to present some new theory on leadership if that's what you are looking for. What it does do, however, is perhaps more powerful. It allows a glimpse into the lived experiences of those "doing" the leadership. As a qualitative researcher, I appreciated this aspect as I think the practice of leadership is understudied yet over-theorized.
Anthony takes a different approach than many leadership authors, and there are hundreds of thousands of them. Great insights from multiple industries and perspectives!
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WHAT DO YOU DO?
WHEN COLLEAGUES TRY TO DISCREDIT AND SABOTAGE YOU By Anthony T. Eaton, September 2017
Leadership is not for everyone and while it can be very rewarding it is not immune from the same kinds of challenges every employee can face in the workplace. This is especially true when you take on a role in the midst of organizational change where your peers have been around for a number of years. When you add to the mix of newness and a vision that is significantly different from the status quo, resistance, resentment and an array of emotions and reactions can result.
Having experienced this in my own career I recently posed the question What do you do, when colleagues try to discredit and sabotage you? Here are some of the responses I received. Continue Reading
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Many people have fallen into the trap of thinking that the more complicated something is, the more effective, powerful or useful it must be”.
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