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Donald T. Phillips is best-selling author of several popular books.

His recent book, The Founding Fathers On Leadership (Warner Books, Inc.), is the fascinating and compelling story of teamwork and selfless leadership practiced by America's Founding Fathers during the period surrounding the American Revolution. The book takes the reader into the world of "team leaders" Thomas Paine, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison as they mapped strategy, forged consensus, and picked the right staff people - including such heretofore unproven talents as Lafayette and John Paul Jones - made crucial decisions and daring choices, and created a brand-new venture called the United States of America.

Mr. Phillips's most famous work is the best-selling Lincoln On Leadership, (Warner Books, Inc.) which elucidates Abraham Lincoln's leadership style and discusses how it can be used in today's complex society. Lincoln On Leadership is currently in its 13th printing and has been published in seven different languages: English, Spanish, German, Polish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. He is also the author of Lincoln Stories For Leaders and On The Brink: The Life and Leadership of Norman Brinker (co-authored with Norman Brinker). Mr. Phillips is a widely recognized figure in the field of leadership.

He has 20 years of experience in business and industry having held various managerial positions with such major corporations as Mobil, Tenneco, Consolidated Natural Gas and Electronic Data Systems (EDS). He has also held numerous private leadership positions and has served with distinction in local city government. He speaks frequently around the country to various business corporations, government groups, professional organizations, public schools, and institutions of higher learning. Past engagements include: United States Marine Corps Leadership Conference; United States Chamber of Commerce; American Football Coaches Association; Federal Computer Week CIO Summit.

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