You Know it's a Verb, Right?

You Know it's a Verb, Right?

Dr. Wayne Applewhite, Jennifer Milius


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You Know it’s a Verb, Right? begins a new discussion with bold, yet simple and timeless concepts about leadership. It demonstrates how leadership must become a verb and positively develop individuals across the leadership spectrum who believe there is more to leadership than meets the eye. Taking you through the tenets of leadership and how a consistent practice that begins with an above reproach moral compass paves the way for leadership growth and development, You Know it’s a Verb, Right? affirms you can become better leaders, whether you are at the start of your leadership journey or already in a leadership position. Using everyday language, You Know it’s a Verb, Right? is a roadmap with real-life examples that helps you bridge the gap between your technical skills and the leadership skills required to successfully guide individuals, teams, and organizations. You will embark on a practice that demonstrates that leadership does not happen because you sat in a semester class or because you are a pioneer in your field. It happens because you prepare for it.


Dr. Wayne Applewhite:
Jennifer Milius is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, leadership coach, and the host of At the Table with Jen podcast. Throughout Jen’s extensive corporate career of twenty years, she held increasingly challenging leadership roles in process analysis and improvement, project management, recognition program development and implementation, and personnel engagement programs. During that time, she informally coached and mentored individuals in their careers to enjoy more meaningful work and gain increased leadership responsibilities. Jen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a Master in Business Administration. Jen is an accomplished author having published seven titles in the Einstein and Moo series. This rhyming picture book series is based on her family’s brother and sister tuxedo cats, Einstein and Moo, and includes six stories as well as an activity book based on the series. Jen regularly visits schools to share her writing process while encouraging young readers to use their imaginations and embracing their uniqueness. In addition to hosting her podcast, she’s also made guest appearances on Dr. Wayne Applewhite’s Affect!, Reading With Your Kids, Speak Up Talk Radio, and The Micropreneur Podcast. Jen enjoys spending time with family, yoga, creating delicious food in the kitchen, and listening to music. Wayne was a co-founder of a leadership development firm and has a Doctor of Management degree. He has thirty plus years of challenging leadership experiences, coupled with a foundation of continuing education. He held challenging positions such as Associate Professor (Boston University), Director of Graduate Military Programs (Boston University, Metropolitan College), Associate Dean, Instructor, Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, Outside Director, Thought Leader, Non-commissioned Officer in Charge, Officer in Charge, Commander, and COO. In each of those leadership positions, he continued to build his leadership skillset and pursued formal and informal education. He hosted a radio show for a year and a half called Affect! through BlogTalkRadio. The podcast was an intellectual incubator where guests and callers had the opportunity to exchange ideas, concepts, and thoughts in hopes of influencing and motivating others to action in a positive way; as you can imagine, all of the topics were leadership related. Enjoying people and sharing ideas, he has been a successful independent consultant with clients as the Consulate General, Hamburg, Germany; the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels, Belgium, AMTRAK, and the United States Marine Corps, to name a few. And he was co-chair of the inaugural George Mason University Parent and Family Council which served the University, students, parents, and the community at large. He enjoys teaching and learning leadership, process improvement, change management, team building, translating vision to practice, project management, and self-efficacy. He developed three models for his teaching and consulting practice: The “SIP³”© Model for strategic thought, the “Environmental Influence Model” for active and passive strategic positioning and learning, and “The Soccer Model” © for collaboration. He volunteers for the Smithsonian Institute’s Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum and is an accomplished author. He published two children’s picture books that speak to civility, integrity, communication, and critical thinking: Anthony Learns a Lesson and Anthony Finds a Way, and also published a nonfiction book: Back to the Basics: A Handbook for Success in America. However, if you ask him, his greatest joy and accomplishment, is being a husband and a dad!|||