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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A to Z Challenge: L is for Leadership

My husband is in the leadership and communication business.  He is a leadership trainer, consultant, and coach, and he teaches and speaks nationally and internationally on leadership and related subjects.   He reads incessantly on the topic when he is not out on the road or writing programs for upcoming work.  Almost all of his work comes from repeat or follow-on business, and word of mouth, because he really is good at what he does.  Yes I am a bit biased.

As a prior Army officer, he has had a lot of experience in leadership.  He also taught leadership and communication at The Industrial College of the Armed Forces, ICAF, one of the military post graduate schools in Washington D.C., which has since been renamed The Eisenhower School.  After retiring in 2004 from the military,  he took his show on the road, so to speak.  He is quite the people-person and a natural leader and teacher.  

Teaching has been in his blood for many years, beginning in the early 1980’s when he taught English at West Point.  Now he continues to teach English, literature, writing, and communication, to homeschooled high schoolers, volunteering his time when he is not earning a living.  There too we never advertise since we have plenty of repeat customers and those seeking him out.  It is a joy to have students and parents come back years later even after college and tell us that Professor Dunn was their favorite English teacher throughout their academic career.  As you all know, to be a good teacher, especially nowadays, takes a good bit of leadership skill.

Both in his work and in his classes, I am on his support team.  I have the privilege of being HIS coach, his editor, his administrative assistant, and his sounding board.  As a former army officer myself, oldest child of 6, and parent/teacher of 5 children, I know a little bit about leadership and communication myself.  Together we make a pretty good team, but I much rather let him take the platform.  I prefer the job of pumping him up along with the rest of his fans.

If you need some help with your business, consider Colin K. Dunn and Associates.  You won’t be disappointed.

A to Z Challenge


  1. Your husband sounds one great man, teaching is a very valuable job in society.

    Enjoy your week-end.

  2. Yes Yvonne, He is a great man. Thanks for your continued support. God bless, Maria

  3. Excellent L post! Your husband sounds amazing. You sounds like a great support to him!
    Peanut Butter and Whine

    1. Thanks for coming by, Connie. It's nice to meet you through the A to Z challenge. God bless, Maria

  4. What an interesting job he has. Great that you can participate in it to some extent!


    1. Yes he does. And yes it is great that I can be a part of it. God bless, Maria

  5. Hi,
    I enjoyed reading this post. It is amazing how being a part of one of the Armed Forces helps you discover your purpose in life. I too have had three years of active duty and 10 years of Army Reserve duty as a NCO and my discipline, and the will to look outside of the box was greatly enhanced by being a part of the United States Army.

    Thank you also for visiting my blog. I look forward to reading more of your posts.


    1. Thank you pat for your comment and for your service. Things like what happened yesterday in Boston shows that there is evil in the world which we need to protect our people from and we certainly need leaders to do it. I enjoyed visiting your blog too and plan to get back. God bless, Maria

  6. You have an interesting and very talented family. We do need someone to teach our leaders how to lead with grace and respect, teach on!

    1. Thanks Jen. It is good to be able to enjoy what you do and my husband certainly does enjoy his work. God bless, Maria


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