Developing Skills to Survive and Succeed in the 21st Century Revised edition of author's first book will be featured at this year's Beijing Book Fair in China on Aug 27-31, 2014

CASA GRANDE, Ariz., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What do people need in order to emerge a winner in this century?  Educator-author Dr. Alvin Holst revisits the importance of Integrity, Courage & Soul: Leadership Traits for the 21st Century to underline what society truly needs at present. This book is an accounting of the things that work in one's life and promote improved growth as well in others.  It is a reflection of the author's life experiences: firstly, being directed and taught; secondly, trying it out in the real world; thirdly, checking it out in the literature from the sciences; and most importantly, actually taking it into the world of human relationships.

All people have dignity at birth, unless others destroy it in attempts to control them. People whose dignity is honored learn to honor dignity in others and thus become leaders. Any person with integrity will not violate the dignity of another person.  This requires development intellectually, ethically, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Today's news on social violence – killings with weapons – is a symptom of the failure of parenting and education.  These individuals are acting out in ways they feel they have been treated.

Positive human growth and development result from learning to be truthful, positive, encouraging, and command of knowledge. Children, youth and adults learn what they experience. The basic principle is: People respond positively when related to positively and negatively when treated negatively.

This book is available online and can be purchased at, and

About the Author
Alvin Holst, Ph.D., began life in the agricultural world, attending a one-room country school and a small rural high school.  His college was at a small Teacher's College before teaching in a much larger urban industrial world Junior High School. His Master's and Doctorate degrees revealed still more lack of information in the formal setting.  There was little effort being made to move education of youth into the developing informative/service age. This void in his formal education was eventually supported by extensive reading and sharing through conferences, which provides the bulk of the substance contained in this book. 

Integrity, Courage & Soul: Leadership Traits for the 21st Century by Alvin Holst, Ph.D.
Publication Date: August 2012
Price: $12.99; 240 pages; ISBN 978-1770971943 

To request a complimentary review copy, contact Raffi Anderson at by phone at (877) 207-1679 or by email.



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