An early review! "Everyone has a story."

ALF Senior Fellow John Doan, City Administrator for Tumwater, Washington, recently weighed in on the book:

For the 4,000 ALF Senior Fellows, “Everything We Know About Leadership” is an excellent reminder of the ALF framework and experience, and helps us see how other ALF chapters have executed on the ALF values. For students of leadership, the book outlines the proven history, work, and results of ALF as a model for leadership development and community education.

Among the many powerful reminders from my ALF experience was the seven minute talk and realizing that “everyone has a story.” As we work with potential partners, collaborators, employees, and family we need to truly pause to hear the stories. Every community is filled with many people, each with their own story that shapes who they are.

Thanks, John!

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