BRANDON Two Brandon area authors, Lisa Huetteman and Eric Papp, recently released books encouraging others to become values-driven leaders.
Eric Papp, who grew up in Brandon and now lives in Tampa, has sold more than 1,300 copies of his book, "Leadership by Choice," published by John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Papp presents practical tools to improve communication, team leadership, productivity and personal development. In the process, individuals can develop a leadership style others will want to follow.
If a reader could learn only one thing from "Leadership by Choice," Papp hopes it would be how "they can improve the quality of their life both personally and professionally," he said.
Papp is founder and president of Results-Based Seminars LLC in Brandon. Through his book, his website, www.ericpapp.com, and as a speaker and consultant, he offers leadership training to businesses and organizations.
Valrico-resident Huetteman drew upon her more than 20 years of experience coaching businesses as managing partner of Black Diamond Associates to create her book, "The Value of Core Values." It is available at www.the-black-diamond.com.
She saw the devastation some businesses experience due to greed, divisiveness, sloppy work ethic, gossip, manipulation and cut-throat competition.
She interviewed successful business leaders who not only lived their core values but also thrived, and whose businesses were profitable because of them.
"I was struck by their positive attitudes and sincere humility," Huetteman said. "They understand that their personal values set the tone for the entire organization."
In her book, she "lays out a path for those who would follow their examples," she said.
"If you put these principles into practice, I believe you, also, will reap the marvelous benefits of living your core values," she said.