2015 International Book Awards have been announced and “LIVING LEADERSHIP” by Thomas Smith has been honored as Award-Winning Finalist in the Business: Career category on May 21, 2015!

“LIVING LEADERSHIP” has been honored as Award-Winning Finalist in the Business: Motivational category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards on November 12, 2014!

An Award-winning author, Thomas Smith’s dedication, leadership and commitment are shown in his thirty years of active community engagement. He has been recognized with national and state awards; he has leadership experience in civic, social, and community organizations and local, state, and federal government. He is a multiple Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and Benefactor. Thomas is passionate about helping others and in 2014 received the prestigious “Call to Service” Lifetime Achievement Award, a national honor to give Presidential recognition to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to volunteer service and dedication to improving their community.

An author widely published in print and on-line, Thomas was honored as an award winning author in the International Book Awards for 2015, 2014, and 2013 and the USA Best Book Awards in 2014 and 2013. Thomas earned his undergraduate degrees in economics and business management and graduate degrees in administration and executive leadership.

Living Leadership

Leadership is an action, not a position! Forget what you’ve heard: leaders are made, not born. “Living Leadership” is a career oriented book that is informative, fun, and engaging that provides new insights into being better leaders. This motivating book offers practical advice on everything from visionary and sustainable leadership to learning from mistakes and building credibility. After many years in a leadership role in the federal government and community organizations, the author shares lessons learned and practical tips so that the reader is able to become a better leader. This book provides innovative and useful information about living leadership and the skills needed to be capable of bringing about positive change to address the challenges facing your organization. It is especially relevant for business people interested in career building, business entrepreneurs and emerging leaders to improve individual skills and knowledge, and those who desire to work successfully in community groups and non-profits. This book provides a host of benefits for those who wish to occupy positions of leadership and develop into more relaxed, empathetic, and well-rounded people. “Living Leadership” will inform and inspire the reader to be a better leader.


Berea College Graduate Wins Award