Leaders from around the world, both in and out of
Rotary are praising Frank Talk on Leadership.

"Frank Talk on Leadership is an important message from Past RI President Frank Devlyn about a subject near and dear to the hearts of all Rotarians. He and David Forward have joined forces once again to create a very readable and entertaining resource for today's leaders and for all those who will become the leaders of tomorrow."

-- D.K. Lee

2008-09 President, Rotary International

 

"Frank Talk on Leadership is a truly excellent manual on how to acquire leadership qualities. It should be required reading, not only for Rotarians, but also for the general public interested in developing skills to help themselves and others to achieve their goals in life of becoming true leaders and better human beings."

-- Prof. Dr. Michael Nobel

Chairman, Nobel Charitable Trust;

Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology,

Japan National University

 

"Leadership skills are important for every Rotarian, every business person, every professional man and woman. Good leadership is required in every aspect of our lives and it is up to each one of us to provide that leadership in our clubs, in our communities and around the world. Frank Devlyn, with the help of David Forward, has created Frank Talk on Leadership as a tool designed to help nurture and develop those skills."

-- John Kenny

2009-10 President, Rotary International

 

"Rotary is fortunate to have a spokesman like Frank Devlyn! For the past two decades, he has been a highly effective speaker and writer at the international level about our principles and programs, and his series of Frank Talk books have opened a new chapter in communications for interested Rotarians. He speaks from the heart, and his enthusiasm is boundless. An unbeatable combination for our most prolific author!"

 

-- Ray Klinginsmith

2010-11 President, Rotary International

 

"Frank Devlyn has spent a good portion of his life as a Rotary leader and ambassador. To both he has brought the ambition to serve and to guide others to service. His ideas on leadership are well explained in this book."

 

-- Jeffrey Davidow

US Ambassador to Mexico (1998-2002);

President, Institute of the Americas

 

"Frank Devlyn is a leader: when Franks talks, people listen, because his message always inspires you to take the initiative and serve others. Rotary is all about servant leadership--one of the traits described in this book. If you thought Frank was going to tell you what to do each time he met you, you would avoid him; the magic is that he encourages and inspires others to do their best. These are the qualities of effective leaders in both the corporate world and the voluntary sector and I know we all will benefit from the lessons in this book."

 

-- Malcom S. Morris

Chairman, Stewart Title Company

 

"Rotary International has been a model of global citizenship. All citizen movements need leadership, and Frank Devlyn again reflects on leadership's roles and responsibilities - a field he knows so well."

 

-- The Honorable Timothy E. Wirth

President, United Nations Foundation and

Better World Fund

 

"Frank Devlyn in Rotary and in life is described by Theodore Roosevelt in the following statement: 'Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much, nor suffer much because they live in the great twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.'"

 

-- Kenneth E. Behring

Founder, The Wheelchair Foundation

 

"This book is a refreshing change from the typical business text and self-help book. Frank Devlyn's storytelling style keeps readers engaged while thought-provoking questions and revelations enable them to increase their success, personal growth and understanding of leadership and management."

 

-- Jim Gibbons

President and CEO, Goodwill Industries International

 

“Collaboration and leadership will be key factors in building a better world for children. Frank Devlyn's thoughts on both, based on his experience with Rotary, help illustrate what can be achieved by people working together. Rotary has a long history of service to the world's children, most notably through its partnership to prevent Polio. Everyone who seeks to make a difference would do well to learn these lessons.”

 

--Ann M. Veneman,

Executive Director, UNICEF

 

"Rotarians have carried out a most valuable role in different world public health campaigns, including their outstanding contribution in the eradication of Polio. They have done this without doubt using the qualities in leadership Frank Devlyn describes in this book, which brings out how these qualities help support those supreme values which are used in promoting peace and health for all.”

 

--Dr. Julio Frenk,

Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health,

former Secretary of Health for Mexico

"Frank Devlyn has written a book about leadership, but it is really an exploration of how we work with each other. He uses real-world examples to bring to life the traits that help motivate others. It is not just about what to do to be a good leader, but why and how it should be done. Frank's extensive experience and interaction with people and organizations around the world, his understanding of human nature and his desire to improve the world around him shine through on these pages. I can highly recommend this as an entertaining and thought provoking read."

 

-- Dunbar Hoskins, MD

Executive Vice President, The American

Academy of Opthalmology

 

“As I traveled the world, I was constantly impressed with some people in both political and private sectors who were outstanding leaders...while others had just as much education, just as powerful titles---but they lacked leadership. Frank Talk on Leadership is a book that shows how to develop the leadership skills that will make people want to follow you---and will help you get things done. The world needs more leaders who are compassionate, focused, charismatic, and team-oriented. This is the book with lessons for each of us on every page.”

 

-- Hon. Jorge Castañeda Gutman

Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (2000-2003).

 

 

"Rotary's finest cheerleader, Frank Devlyn, continues to offer insights on the benefits of being a Rotarian. With this newest publication on Leadership, he and David Forward teamed up once again to hit the mark squarely. Experiencing Rotary provides every member exceptional opportunities for growth rarely available in any organization. As chair of the Institute for Leadership, one of Rotary’s fastest growing leadership training events designed for all Rotarians, we endorse fully this new brilliant and timely book. Take advantage of another opportunity to enrich your life through your Rotary membership."

 

-- Irving J. "Sonny" Brown

Past Rotary International Vice President and

Chair of Rotary's Leadership Development

Committee 2007-09

 

"Past R.I. President Frank Devlyn and David Forward have made a great contribution to Rotary with the publication of Frank Talk on Leadership. Emphasizing the importance of leadership development for the future of Rotary and the many opportunities that Rotary offers to its members for quality leadership education is one of the most important issues facing Rotary and voluntary organizations today. No organization offers to the business and professional communities of the world such advantages for enhancing the leadership skills of their own business leaders as does Rotary International. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is very proud to endorse this great work and recommend it to all Rotarians and other business and professional leaders"

 

-- David Linett

Past Rotary International Director, International Chair,

The Rotary Leadership Institute

 

"Collaboration and leadership will be key factors in building a better world for children. Frank Devlyn's thoughts on both, based on his experience with Rotary, help illustrate what can be achieved by people working together. Rotary has a long history of service to the world's children, most notably through its partnership to prevent Polio. Everyone who seeks to make a difference would do well to learn these lessons."

 

-- Ann M. Veneman

Executive Director, UNICEF

 

"Rotarians have carried out a most valuable role in different world public health campaigns, including their outstanding contribution in the eradication of Polio. They have done this without doubt using the qualities in leadership Frank Devlyn describes in this book, which brings out how these qualities help support those supreme values which are used in promoting peace and health for all."

 

-- Dr. Julio Frenk

Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health,

former Secretary of Health for Mexico

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“Leadership involves leaders and leaders are those who know how to lead - first to lead their own-self and then to lead others. "Frank Talk on Leadership" deals beautifully with both aspects of leading internally and then through strong self, leading externally.

 

Amongst hundreds of books on leadership, this book stands out as a unique guide to leadership in a voluntary organization. Through personal experiences, anecdotes and stories Past R.I. President Frank and David have very lucidly described the art of leadership. I have known Frank as an outstanding leader himself and I am aware of David's remarkable ability in arranging the thoughts and language together. The book is the result of their formidable collective work of wisdom.”

 

-- Raja Saboo

Rotary International President, 1991-1992

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“The Uncommon Leader makes the difference in any human endeavor. Frank Devlyn is just such a man. Having followed him in the Presidency of Rotary International, I watched and learned from a master of the craft. Lots of people talk about leadership; Frank Devlyn is a leader. His enthusiasm shines through in everything he does, and people want to follow.”

 

-- Richard D. King

President, Rotary International 2001-2002