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James Strock

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James Strock is a best-selling author and speaker on leadership. His passion for the practice of leadership spans four decades. He's an independent entrepreneur and reformer in business, government, and politics. He is the founder of the Serve to Lead Group. Strock also served as the founding secretary for environmental protection for the State of California; as the chief law enforcement officer of the USEPA; general counsel of the US Office of Personnel Management; and special counsel to the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. His books include 'Serve to Lead,' 'Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership,' 'Reagan on Leadership,' and 'Disrupt Politics.' Strock is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served to captain in the ...more

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James Strock My books have a common thread: they attempt to equip readers to create the future with confidence. A key aspect is conveying the distilled wisdom and …moreMy books have a common thread: they attempt to equip readers to create the future with confidence. A key aspect is conveying the distilled wisdom and experiences of prior generations.

I strive to encourage people, to help them find their voices and express their values. To the extent individuals and organizations succeed, and create value from their values, the world is better served.

I'm also a voracious reader. Each of my books is an attempt to write something that I'd searched for but not located elsewhere.

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James Strock Among my reading list is the new book on John Kennedy's 5-year campaign for the presidency, co-authored by Thomas Oliphant. Am also looking for additi…moreAmong my reading list is the new book on John Kennedy's 5-year campaign for the presidency, co-authored by Thomas Oliphant. Am also looking for additional books relating to 1917, the year that changed the world in so many ways. Would appreciate input on that....as well as any other recommendations.(less)
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“In some cases, the trust and resulting sense of certainty earned by decisiveness can override an observer’s disagreement with the underlying action. It is a truism that many people voted for and supported Ronald Reagan even though they disagreed with his stance on one or more issues of importance to them. Some people seemed to respect him all the more for his strongly held views in the face of disagreement and criticism.”
James M. Strock, Reagan on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Great Communicator

“How many people are trapped in their everyday habits: part numb, part frightened, part indifferent? To have a better life we must keep choosing how we’re living. —ALBERT EINSTEIN”
James M. Strock, Serve to Lead®--Your Transformational 21st Century Leadership System

“When all is said and done the greatest quality required in a commander is “decision”; he must be able to issue clear orders and have the drive to get things done. Indecision and hesitation are fatal in any officer; in a [commander-in-chief] they are criminal. —FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY OF EL ALAMEIN”
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“Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action'.”
Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

“Half of these aren't even Machiavelli.
Some are Plato, Thucydides etc....doesnt anyone check these?”
Niccolò Machiavelli

“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?”
Robert Browning, Men and Women and Other Poems

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
George Orwell

“Great men, great nations, have not been boasters and buffoons, but perceivers of the terror of life, and have manned themselves to face it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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