LEADERSHIP: It Takes More Than a Great Haircut!
Terry L. Sumerlin, amiable barber/philosopher and professional speaker, is a noticer who looks for meanings in all interactions. In this collection of essays, he starts with some ordinary personal or business exchange, in which he sees a theme lesson for leaders: fairness, trust, attitude, first impressions, stress, communication skills. Then, with good humor and an eye for just the right adage or anecdote, he makes his point plain, and signs off with a one sentence “Leadership Principle” worth memorizing. Laurie Magers, former executive assistant to Zig Ziglar said concerning this book: “I can’t think of anyone that would not benefit from reading it – several times!”
Terry has been a conference speaker and author for over twenty years. He has addressed audiences from St. Paul to St. Thomas and from the British Isles to the island of Guam. He is the author of four books and, for over a decade, wrote a leadership column for the San Antonio Business Journal. He has presented for Marriott, the international ATM Industry Association, the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (Europe), Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Social Security Administration and the Air Force Audit Agency. His travels as a speaker have taken him to 25 countries, and to much of the United States. Terry likes to say that he and his wife make their home in the metropolis of Lavon, Texas, to which Dallas is its closet suburb.