The Webinar was based on a new book by author Robert L. Perry entitled “Leadership the Ozarks Way.” Bob led the Webinar and provided a overview of his book. Bob is a congregational health consultant and serves as Team Leader for the Congregational Health Team of Churchnet. Churchnet is a Baptist Network Serving Churches and a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri.
New Book by Robert L. Perry
Organizational Health Publishing of Springfield, Missouri, announces the release of the newest book by author Robert L. Perry. Entitled Leadership the Ozarks Way, it traces the history of the Ozarks culture and points out how that culture shapes leadership traits and skills. The area is described in terms of geography and history, and Perry traces the predominant culture through its Appalachian roots and all the way back to the Scots-Irish immigrations of the 18th Century.
This is Dr. Perry’s seventh book. His other writings deal with organizational health, strategic planning for non-profits, and insights for effective leadership. His research includes extensive interviewing of 20 outstanding Ozarks-based leaders. Sociological qualities of the culture and experiences of his research group led to the identification of eight important qualities that impact Ozarks leadership. These qualities are: Integrity, Family, Hard work, Creativity, Storytelling, Music, Humor and Faith.
The book contains anecdotes from the lives of the people in the survey group, thus it encourages young Ozarkers to value their heritage, have confidence in their capacities and pursue excellence in leadership. The book reflects the same sense of humor, straight talk and practical applications that the author learned from his Ozarks upbringing.
The book is available through Amazon and from the website www.organizationalhealth.org
Click the link below to watch the recording of this webinar. The recording includes Bob Perry’s presentation and PowerPoint, but the system does not include a recording of Bob’s webcam which was available during the live event. Contact Churchnet if you have questions.
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