Thomas Smith’s SHADES OF LEADERSHIP is an Award Winning Finalist in The 2013 USA Best Book  Awards for Business – Careers

Thomas Smith is the recipient of the 2013 USA Best Book Award in the Business – Careers category

ISBN: 9781481115803

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
Alternate Publishing announced that Thomas Smith’s book SHADES OF LEADERSHIP was selected an Award Wining Finalist in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards for Business – Careers. Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said of the awards, now in their eleventh year, “The 2013 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of book publishers throughout the United States.” “I am thrilled that SHADES OF LEADERSHIP has been honored as a USA Book News Award Finalist,” states Thomas Smith. “It is very gratifying to receive such positive feedback.”

USA Book News, the premier online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses announced the results of THE 2013 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS on November 14, 2013. Keen adds, “Our success begins with enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

SHADES OF LEADERSHIP is a collection of provocative essays that are relevant for today’s leaders. Written with the intention for leaders to help leaders, this book takes an unorthodox look at leadership. Inside perspective and practical tips are delivered and are meaningful to those interested in being better leaders. The book is especially relevant to those working with community groups, non-profits, and to improve individual skills and knowledge. This book provides useful information about critical leadership skills especially important for career development. Everyone has the opportunity to be leaders each and every day. This book helps to understand leadership and our ability to become better leaders. Today leadership takes many different forms. This book helps leaders to be able to envision the future and to convince others that they have the ability and vision worth following. This book discusses many different ideas about leadership including teamwork, authenticity, collaboration, and character.

SHADES OF LEADERSHIP is available in print format and also as an E-book.
The print book can be ordered online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and local independent bookstores. The E-book version of SHADES OF LEADERSHIP is available for Kindle, the Nook and for the iPad.

About Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith’s dedication, leadership and passion are shown in his thirty plus years of community involvement. 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 earned undergraduate degrees in economics and business administration and graduate degrees in public administration and management. Thomas was honored as an Award Winning Author in the 2013 International Book Awards and the 2013 USA Best Book Awards. His leadership, integrity and optimism are carried over into his private and professional life.

“Leaders are not born that way…they are developed through their experiences and their internal work. What good is an opinion where you don’t have a responsibility? Leadership is practiced in attitude and actions … and results in inspiring achievement. Don’t take yourself too seriously but do take your work seriously.” –Thomas Smith