In the Company of Leaders

"Leadership is a choice, not a label." Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, DTM

Our gratitude to these amazing leadership experts and guest authors who have offered their wisdom to this work.

In the Company of Leaders. 40 top leadership experts led by Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey provide proven guidance for your leadership success journey. When you take personal leadership and responsibility for your own life and choices, amazing doors open for greater success. Develop and hone your personal leadership skills.


Click on the above link to purchase your own personal copy.

What an amazing response from some of the world's top leadership experts, authors, and speakers. Their generosity is an investment in your growth and future success as a leader. You're going to love reading their insights and leadership observations.

The world needs more leadership.
Will you step up and claim yours?

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey
Creative Lead

Personal Leadership - 'The Power of One!'
leads to the passion of many and allows you to walk

'In the Company of Leaders.'

Download Bob's article from the July 2008 Issue of Toastmasters

"The person is rich indeed who has more friends than enemies, fears no one, and is so busy building that they have no time to devote to tearing down another's hopes and plans." Napoleon Hill

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, DTM, PDG, Accredited Speaker at the 77th Annual Toastmasters International convention held in Calgary Alberta

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

"Leadership at its 'best' is about developing other strong leaders."

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, DTM, PDG, Accredited Speaker

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Lee Iococca wrote "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?" and said, "In the race to determine who will own the 21st century, I'll place my bets on the givers, not the takers." Wise man. Here is my August 2008 Point to Ponder and my answer to his provocative question about leadership.

You might recognize a 'famous' name or two among our guest expert authors.

The majority of our guest leadership experts are already successful authors, many with best selling books. As well, many have earned acclaim for their demonstrated leadership as well as their inspirational speaking. Most of these folks are professional colleagues and friends. Some are Toastmasters leaders and friends. Some were referrals from contributing authors, and some were approached because of a specific leadership book or books they had written.

"Each" is committed to helping you become a better equipped, inspired, and more powerful leader.


You might wonder how they came to be involved in this project and publication. Very simple answer, "I asked for their help!"

One of the biggest lessons learned in my own leadership journey was the secret power of getting out of my own way, in parking my ego, and in asking for help. I found that quite often, people were more open to help than I was to ask. I am privileged to be in the company of their leadership.

Our intention with this leadership project and e-publication is to provide a variety of perspectives, expertise, and experience in leadership that each of us can draw from (a well of wisdom, if you will) in our own quest to either claim, enhance, or hone our leadership skills. Leadership success is an educational journey where you learn-on-the-grow. As someone once said, "For the leader, school is never out." Leadership is definitely a learn-as-you-grow proposition. You garner knowledge from reading and interacting, you anchor it and prove its value in the field with real people.

The legacy of leadership you leave is founded on those lessons and the interaction you've had with the folks you were leading and with those who have invested in your own leadership journey. Leaders grow other leaders. Leadership at its 'best' is about developing other leaders. This is what motivates me to create this publication to invest in your growth and to help equip you to succeed in your leadership journey.

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." Pericles

Background story on this publication:

  • It was created to encourage each of us (as leaders) to claim, develop, and expand our personal leadership skills.
  • This leadership project and e-publication was formally launched at the Toastmasters International Convention held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Friday, August 15th, 2008. It then become accessible on-line to the general public. It has been updated for 2013.
  • Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, DTM, PDG, Accredited Speaker keynoted the Toastmasters International annual Leadership Luncheon on Friday, August 15th and gave a 'complimentary' copy of this e-book to everyone in the audience. Each of their new District Governors from across the globe and their newly elected International Board got one as well. He has shared it without cost with his fellow Toastmasters around the globe.
  • We trust it will grow legs as it reaches out across the 93 countries represented by Toastmasters International - Where leaders grow, in helping equip and motivate thousands of Toastmasters and their circle of influence to claim their personal leadership and hone their leadership skills.
  • We trust it gains acceptance from corporate, association, community leaders around the world. We hope you decide to make the investment and get your personal copy so you can grow your leadership skills and walk in the company of leaders.

Thanks to our amazing authors and experts for their willingness to help us create this work. We are humbled by their generosity. Please visit their respective websites, invite them to come and speak for you, buy a book or two, and leverage their wisdom and leadership in your career, club, community, or company.

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions,
and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader,
but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. " Anonymous


Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, author of The Brick Way

"Leadership at its 'best'
is about developing other strong leaders."

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey
Creative Lead, Editor
In the Company of Leaders
(780) 736-0009

The Power of One! - Pocket Wisdom for Leaders by Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey

Watch for Bob's "Pocket Wisdom for Leaders, The Power of One!"

Bob created this 2nd Pocket Wisdom book as a special free gift for those who attended his Toastmasters International Keynote in Calgary on August 15th.

It is now available for on-line purchase.


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