Monday, August 31, 2015

Self-Action Leadership Model Step 1: Self-Education

Self-Action Leadership Model 

Stage 1: Pre-Construction  ~  Planning & Preparation


In today's post, we begin the process of taking readers through the first Stage of the Self-Action Leadership Model (pre-construction).  Stage one of the SAL Model involves seven steps, all of which are metaphorical analogues to the first seven stages of building a skyscraper.  

“Formal education makes you a living; self-education makes you a legend.”
– Habeeb Akande

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Structural Change vs. Individual Change

A thousand years from now, when historians and philosophers speak of the early twenty-first century in America, it is possible that the primary discussion will not will be about the brutal ideological battles that took place between liberals, conservatives, and moderates; nor will they be heralding the epic political struggles between democrats, republicans, and libertarians.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Self-Action Leadership Model: A Construction Metaphor

I have always been fascinated by construction. When I was growing up, my Dad was, among many other things, a general contractor. From ages three to seven, I was the ultimate “Daddy’s Boy,” and eagerly followed Dad around wherever he went, especially when our excursions involved trucks, heavy equipment, power tools, lumber, and concrete or mortar. My interest in construction principles and processes remains alive and well to this day.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

How I Came to Develop Self-Action Leadership

The Seeds of Self-Help

This chapter tells the story of my background with self-help literature and chronicles the journey that led to the development of the SAL Theory & Model.

Hyrum W. Smith,  FranklinCovey Co-founder
In 1994, Warner Books published my Uncle Hyrum’s, The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management, which eventually sold over a million copies. The summer of that year, I worked on Hyrum’s ranch in Southwestern Utah. I was 14 years old.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Two New Publications Now Available for FREE Download

I am pleased to announce the availability of two new publications, both of which are now available as FREE downloadable PDF's at our website.

The first publication is a scholarly journal article introducing the Self-Action Leadership Theory.  It was recently published in the Journal of Leadership & Management.  This article was co-authored by Dr. Christopher P. Neck, University Master Teacher at Arizona State University and Dr. Rodney J. Beaulieu, Assistant Professor at California State University San Marcos.

Click HERE to access the Freedom Focused website and download the article (SAL Theory Publication).

Education, not Politics, will Save America

Present-day partisans, pundits, and citizens  alike too often value politics above education. For better or for worse—and it seems increasin...