My Vision

Books by Dr. David Dyson

Patriotism in Action Patriotism in Action is the book that tells how America’s Veterans Day was born in Birmingham and includes profiles of patriotic holidays and traditions–a resource for teachers, veterans, and other patriots, especially all Alabamians. The companion book, Professionalism Under Stress, provides lessons for being a true professional based on lessons learned from […]

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My Vision for Students, Professionals, and Organizations so People Plan and Lead in Life

Attitude, attendance, and achievement increase with plans and life leadership lessons added. Without them, we may “succeed” relative to others, though fall short of “best-self stewardship.” Best-Self Leaders discover, develop, and devote ourselves to callings and serving others and the greater good. School Students: write a plan for school and life to inspire and guide […]

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Sample Models to Use and Teach

7 Best Practices for Life Leaders This is a summary strategy for your best-self: Lead Your Life Plan for Life Have an Impact Balance Your Life Live Your Priorities Assess and Adjust Renew and Improve 7 Areas of Life Everything we do falls into these areas: Physical Financial Professional Personal Social Philanthropical Spiritual Of the […]

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Menu for Presentations

The Last Leg of My Life Leadership Lectures Topics for TV/Radio, Briefings, Seminars, Workshops, Advising/Coaching/Serving Best-Self Leadership: Best-Self Strategy: 7 Best Practices for Personal Leadership Professionalism Under Stress: 7 Best Practices for True Professionals Best-Self Leadership: 7 Best Practices for Servant Leaders in Organizations Hierarchy of 7 Motivating Values to use in Life Planning & […]

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Do YOUR Best

“We’re all absolutely equal in having the opportunity to make the most of what we have.” –Coach John Wooden Coach Wooden is considered by many to be one of the leading coaches of all time.   To do your best is part of the purpose of life. Plan for it and persevere. Focus on your […]

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Wooden on Leadership

Coach John Wooden coached 10 national championship teams and inspired many with books, speeches, and his Pyramid of Success. He lived to almost 100 years. – David

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5 Leadership Best Practices

Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims taught 5 key practices for leaders at the Troy University Leadership Conference 2018, citing authors Kouzes and Posner: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable others to Act Encourage the Heart APPLICATIONS YOU CAN USE TO OPERATIONALIZE THE BEST PRACTICES Choose the best practices you want to use […]

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Achievable Resolutions

To Plan, Decide, and Act to Achieve, Improve, Solve, Change, Transform I developed this 7-Step Method to help my seminar students who often set the same “New Year Resolution” year after year. Both they and I have done better identifying priorities and taking action. 7 Steps to Set a Resolution that increase your chance of […]

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Courage to Dream

Many of us hold back, sometimes unconsciously, on pursuing dreams–because of fear. We sometimes dwell on possible negative outcomes like failure or embarrassment. Seminar students often say, they stay in their “comfort zones” too much because of “what people might think” if they tried something special. They also admit they hesitate instinctively when seeking goals outside […]

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Patriotism In ActionPatriotism: Independence Day

Read a summary of Independence Day to internalize a deeper commemoration

As we celebrate Independence Day, remember appreciation of Veterans and families, including those since 1776, and share with others the national history that: America’s Veterans Day was born in Birmingham and Advanced in Alabama. To share more with a teacher or another patriot, they can read about how Veterans Day started and the summary of […]

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