John’s internationlly best-selling books The Serving Leader and Ten Thousand Horses, co-authored with Ken Jennings, have been translated into nine languages, garning highest praise from leadership gurus Frances Hesselbeing, Max DePree, Ken Blanchard, Laurie Beth Jones and William Pollard and from executives at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific, Integris, Inc., The UPS Store, Trilogy Global Advisors, and U.S. Cellular, to name a few.
In 2008, John published With: A True Story, a book that expands John’s reputation for deeply moving story-telling.
Co-authored with Elizabeth Wourms, John’s newly-released book, The Serving Leader for the People of God, applies the power of The Serving Leader’s actions in the unique context of ministry. The text offers compelling biblical and theological foundation for The Serving Leader.
John addresses the challenges of life and leadership with an authority of understanding that quickly connects him to the minds and hearts of his audiences. John’s presence in the room – his generous heart and passionate intelligence – raises sights and lifts spirits. Whether reflecting on matters of leadership, human engagement, trust, or personal and professional growth, those who encounter John come away knowing that he deeply grasps the daily human challenge of leading and living well.
John Stahl-Wert works with organizations that want to build great leaders who bring out the very best in their people. John is a working CEO himself, leading The SHIP Company (and formerly Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation) and its diverse staff in far-reaching community and business partnerships to “transform the culture of organizations by building the character of their leaders.”