Be a Torch Bearer for Inspiration & Significance. Moving Into the “Decade of Attainment”


I believe that Lance Secretan is one of most inspiring influencers of the cultural and corporate landscape today. His Higher Ground Leadership® center, The Secretan Institute, was ranked by The Leadership Journal as 2014’s  #1 international leadership consulting and coaching company.  I am a Higher Ground Leadership® Pathfinder coach, and am honored to call Lance my teacher and mentor.

Here’s one of his latest newsletters. (To listen to my live radio interview with Lance, click here)


We are emerging from a dark era of leadership. According to the Conference Board, between 1987 and 2009, the level of employee job satisfaction plummeted from 61% to 45%, and the number who find their work “interesting” sank from 70% to 51%. Equally disturbing, the greatest levels of dissatisfaction are among those under the age of twenty-five—our most precious source of tomorrow’s leaders. According to Rasmussen Reports 45% of likely U.S. voters think a group of people selected at random from the phone book would do a better job of leading America than the current Congress. The leadership style that gave us The Great Recession is not the leadership style that can build a resilient and inspiring future.

People are hurting—financially, spiritually, emotionally and physically. We are leaving what Time magazine called, “The Decade from Hell” and there is a yearning for a new beginning, an opportunity to create and enjoy a brighter future—a Decade of Attainment.

There is a growing movement that seeks to restore joy, significance and personal worth in work and life. It is a movement formed by leaders who are leaving old ideas of leadership behind and adopting new philosophies that inspire others to gets things done and to live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

This movement is led by teachers and leaders who have an aura about them, a presence, a flame burning within. They are guiding us to a brighter time of hope, awakened to the wisdom of being inspiring and creating inspiring organizations. This is a philosophy Lance Secretan calls Higher Ground Leadership®.

Are you passionate about changing the world? With the support and power of a community of like-minded people like yourself, acting as one it is not just possible, but likely.

We are building a community of Torchbearers. Our intention is simple: To increase the world’s awareness that being inspired and inspiring could change all of our lives and therefore, the world. Imagine millions of people around the world who awake each morning, living the mantra “Inspire!” If we committed to being inspiring in every thought, action and relationship each day, we would change the world.

Lance Secretan’s latest book, his 15th, The Spark, The Flame and The Torch, is a manual for this new movement and was launched in the spring of 2010.

If you are interested in changing the world, please join us as we collaborate together to build a movement that will change the world.

Please feel free to pass this along to your community of like-minded higher ground leaders.
~ A message from Lance Secretan (and me, Lynnea Hagen)

Be Extraordinary!