Why I Do What I Do
Welcome to my website. My desire with this site is to share some of the knowledge and skills I have acquired over the past 20 or so years. In that window of time, I have worked in sales (the cold calling kind), customer service, management and leadership. And yes, there IS a difference between management and leadership.
I am a curious person by nature and love to learn for the sake of learning. One thing that has spurred a passion in me is the entire sphere of leadership. I got my first itch to study this back in the late 80s when I read “In Search of Excellence” by Tom Peters. I now have a “library” of over 30 leadership books, not including those I borrow electronically from the library. And I’m just getting started. My current reading list of leadership books includes over 300 titles and is growing all the time.
I am also a nature lover and volunteer my time with a Boy Scout Troop. As a result, I spend a great deal of time working with youth and camping.
Many of my thoughts on leadership, coaching and learning can be applied to both the business world and the volunteer world. I have found that the Boy Scouts of America teaches many leadership lessons that only those on the “inside” ever learn.
I will always encourage comments and thoughts. I never claim to have a corner on all the good ideas. Thanks for visiting jruggles.com.