Good Success: Learning Good Lessons from Bad Leaders

E. Arthur Self (Author)


The purpose of Good Success is to help readers learn and integrate into their life and career the good lessons learned from bad leaders.

Bad leaders drive organizational dysfunction, incarnate indecision, and deplete personal energy and team resolve. Also, bad leaders exhaust resources and hope. But, through Good Success readers gain the knowledge and the lessons to overcome the damage, shape their awareness, and build new courage to navigate beyond the chaos. Good Success enable recovery from the effects of bad leadership, creates the means to achieving self-mastery, brings closure to previous negative circumstances, and so much more. It is possible that those who work for bad leaders have already written-off any chance of benefiting from the chaos that they create. If so, Good Success helps readers draw a valuable inheritance from the F.E.A.R. (failures, experiences, anxieties, roadblocks) they've seen bad leaders produce.

Product Details

$21.95  $20.19
Morgan James Publishing
Publish Date
July 28, 2020
5.98 X 0.74 X 9.02 inches | 1.07 pounds
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About the Author

E. Arthur Self, Ph.D., has over forty years of experience successfully blending a leadership career in higher education with business theory and organizational practice. He has held positions in community colleges, as well as doctoral degree granting institutions, and has been the president of two institutions of higher learning: Malone University and Seattle Pacific University. He also served as the founding Dean of the School of Business at Northwest University. As a Professor of Business Administration, he taught a variety of courses, such as Business Policy, Management, Leadership, International Business and Entrepreneurship, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His content knowledge has been broadly and successfully applied in a variety of for-profit, not-for-profit, and entrepreneurial settings. Dr. Self is the creator of ASPIRE (Automation Studies Program & Integrated Robotics Education). He resides in Oro Valley, Arizona.


f you are interested in being a better leader by recognizing and learning from the bad ones, this is the book for you. Written from a positive perspective of practical experience, Good Success enables leaders to achieve greater personal fulfillment and organizational performance. Dr. Self's insights help you leverage those teachable moments and further develop your emotional intelligence. Dr. Self was my favorite professor at Northwest University. It has been a privilege to apply what he taught. He continues to teach me today to become the leader I have always aspired to be.
--Jeff Masiwchuk, General Manager, PPG Industries, Inc.

While earning my MBA I had the privilege of being in the classroom with Dr. Woody Self. I was always impressed with his blend of leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. His ability to combine his passion for teaching and sharing his life lessons through were always a joy to listen to as they were entertaining and insightful all at once. Dr. Self understands the delicate balance that it takes to be a good leader and whether you are leading 1 or is the personal connection, knowing when to challenge, encourage and build trust that motivates people to be their best. Good Success is a fantastic guide on what good and bad looks like in leaders and should be used as a roadmap for how to incorporate all the right characteristics into one's leadership philosophies conveyed through great story telling. We're all better for the knowledge and stories he shared and his lifelong commitment to shared learning with his students, colleagues and readers of this book as well.
--Mike Coers, District Sales Manager, FedEx Services