David Brownstein, Top Thought Leaderby David Brownstein
In the midst of hunkering down to write my new leadership book, I got notice that I’d been selected as a Top Thought Leader by Leadership Excellence Magazine.
Read on for my full press release on the matter.
"Top 100 Leadership Minds, David Brownstein, Develops Creative Leaders and Careers"
Los Angeles, California. January 14, 2008: David Brownstein is one of the top 100 thought leaders in the field of personal leadership development, according to the world’s leading executive advisory magazine, Leadership Excellence, founded in 1984 by Ken Shelton, Stephen R. Covey, Ken Blanchard and Charles Garfield.
Brownstein shares the spotlight with such recognizable names as Robert Kiyosaki, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Phil McGraw, David Allen, Patrick Lencioni, Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong, Tony Robbins and Suze Orman.
Ken Shelton, editor of Leadership Excellence, chose David Brownstein to be one of the Top 100 Leadership Thought Leaders, “…precisely because he represents an antidote to what commonly ails Hollywood… David’s coaching is based on natural laws and timeless principles, not on cosmetic quick fixes…He gets to the root of personal and professional problems.”
Brownstein is thrilled to be on a list with many of the people whose books sit on his reference shelf. “Many of their ideas have greatly influenced my own,” said Brownstein.
“I’m a huge fan of David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done. “A leader who can’t manage information flow and personal effectiveness will not last long in the current business environment. Patrick Lencioni’s work with teams is also significant. He puts a fine point on the essential quality of a leader’s need to be vulnerable, and the consequences that follow when a leader is not.”
On January 26th, David Brownstein is presenting a one-day career workshop for creative professionals and entrepreneurs – not just for those who work in film and television in Hollywood, but in any creative industry. “I’m expanding my career and leadership development outlook to include all creative individuals – from the brilliant architect to the exceptional photographer or graphic designer – who suddenly find themselves managing and running a company.”
“With the changes going on in our world and creative communities, we’re getting the opportunity to reinvent and refocus our careers, like it or not,” said Brownstein. “This powerful workshop walks you through the steps needed to gain clarity on getting from where you are now to where you want to be in your work and in your life.
This spring, Brownstein will also offer, “The Leadership Studio,” a 3-month leadership training program that will develop up and coming creatives and executives who aspire to greater leadership roles at work.
Under Brownstein’s guidance, participants will leave this program as more effective leaders because they’ll have learned more than how to lead effectively, they’ll understand how to implement that knowledge in the real world. “A big challenge leaders face,” said Brownstein, “is how to hold their vision – without giving away their power – and still empower their team.”
An award-winning former producer and director, Brownstein is certified by the International Coach Federation and has been featured in The New York Times, CNN.com, Self magazine and Japanese Vogue. Among Brownstein’s clients are creatives, executives and leaders from ABC TV, NBC TV, CBS TV, Sony Pictures, Touchstone Television, Warner Brothers Television, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, E! Entertainment, Bravo, MTV Networks, ICM, William Morris Agency and BBC TV.
David Brownstein, Hollywood Coaching: www.hollywoodcoaching.com
For more on the top 100 Leadership Minds, visit www.LeaderExcel.com