"The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch" represents the culmination of Lance Secretan's 35 years of work in the field of leadership and personal development. This masterwork is the embodiment of his intellectual property, known as Higher Ground Leadership?, which has evolved through extensive research, client engagements, coaching, and teaching experiences. It offers a unified theory of inspired leadership, providing a comprehensive approach to becoming an inspiring and transformational leader.
In this remarkable book, Secretan introduces radical ideas that challenge conventional thinking about organizational effectiveness and leadership. He addresses key areas such as the role of modern organizations, the personal contributions of leaders, the significance of meaning and fulfillment in performance management, the art of coaching, future visioning, building stronger relationships and teams, and redefining leadership to inspire rather than just motivate.
Secretan draws on his trademark style, incorporating case studies, real-life experiences, and clear examples from individuals and world-class organizations with whom he has worked. He weaves these insights into simple, actionable concepts that can be easily implemented by readers seeking to inspire individuals, teams, organizations, or even friends and family.
The book, along with additional free resources available on his website, provides a comprehensive system for elevating the level of inspiration within any organization or personal sphere. "The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch" serves as Lance Secretan's magnum opus, offering a profound guide to inspired leadership and personal transformation.
Dr. Lance Secretan is a visionary leader with a mission to transform the world by inspiring organizations. Throughout his life, he has been dedicated to reshaping companies, improving the lives of their employees, and revolutionizing leadership practices. In his role as an advisor, speaker, retreat leader, teacher, and coach, Lance inspires executive teams with innovative thinking that has been described by a Fortune 100 leader as enabling a shift from the profane to the sacred. He is at the forefront of integrating corporate life with spiritual integrity and is a prolific author with 15 books on leadership to his name, including his latest work, "The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch." Lance is widely recognized as one of the most insightful and thought-provoking leadership educators of our era.
His impressive career includes serving as the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist, and a leading authority on leadership. Lance's teachings emphasize the profound connection between high performance, heart, mind, soul, inspiration, and leadership. His contributions to leadership thinking are considered courageous, radical, and ingenious, resulting in profound transformations for individuals, organizations, cities, and states. He has consulted with 30 of Fortune's Most Admired Companies and 15 of Fortune's Best Companies to Work for in America. Leadership Excellence has ranked him among the top 100 Most Influential Thinkers on Leadership globally, and Speakers in America has placed him among the Top Five Leadership speakers. He holds a Master's Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California (magna cum laude) and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
Lance is not only a dynamic and thought-provoking keynote speaker but also a tech-savvy presenter who captivates audiences with his passion. His work consistently revitalizes work environments worldwide, often resulting in standing ovations for his presentations. Beyond his professional endeavors, Lance is an expert skier, mountain biker, and kayaker. He shares his time with his wife, Tricia, between their homes in Ontario, Canada, and Colorado, USA.
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