Monterey, CA (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Dr. Alan Nelson recently released LeadYoung, the first organizational leadership book written for teens. The book addresses the unique age and stage issues facing young leaders prior to corporate boardrooms and executive training.
“Most people attending leadership training are between the ages of 30 and 55. This book focuses on teens while they’re still moldable. Essentially, it gives them a 10-15 year head start on their peers,” says Dr. Nelson, who has a doctorate in leadership from the University of San Diego.
While most youth leadership books focus on being a good person and other developmental issues unrelated to organizational development, LeadYoung focuses on a mixture of issues that teens face, covering topics such as leading up and leading laterally, how to obtain power from various sources, how to identify others with influence, and avoiding being broadsided or sabotaged.
“This book is a proactive solution for the political, business and social ills that are always complained about in the media,” says Nelson, “It teaches a foundation of ethics and influences teens to accomplish things together early on, before they enter the corporate world.”
Not only does LeadYoung prepare teens for their future careers, but also for the competitive world of college applications. Leadership experience and training are now considered key factors for freshman applicants at top universities. LeadYoung is currently being used as part of the LeadWell teen training curriculum in some of the top private schools in America such as Silicon Valley’s renowned Harker School, Glenelg, and in countries such as Canada, Thailand, India, Pakistan and Korea.
Dr. Alan Nelson is the founder of KidLead, the world’s first executive caliber leadership training curricula for 10-18 year olds. He is the author of 15 books and 200 articles, and is a magazine columnist on the issue of young leadership development. Nelson is also a lecturer of management at the Naval Postgraduate School. For more information, visit http://www.leadyoung.org or contact Dr. Nelson at (831)869-8532.