Leadership begins with me!
A warmhearted memoir of a boyhood in the hardscrable coal mining town of Bud, West Virginia that recounts lean but love-filled family times during the Great Depression.
Born in a rough & tumble West Virgina coal camp, youth was filled many perilous adventures
Detroit, Michigan became the launching ground for a visionary leader who helped shape the American middle-class
Supporting justice and dignity for people worldwide, because everyone deserves respect
He who forgets the past is destined to relive it.
Harry E. Lester, PhD.
Author, Educator, Leader, Social Activist
Who I am:
A vibrant, action man; wise in years and deeds but still young at heart.
What I stand for:
individuals supporting one another, embracing personal commitment that builds stronger, healthier communities so that we all can prosper.
What I'm doing about it:
I am a tireless teacher, mentor and life coach who participates in advancing living standards and in helping people find common ground. This site will demonstrate how I have done that and how I will continue - always looking to the horizon for ways to help others.
What can you do:
- Volunteer for something you care about; even small tasks make a big difference - you never know where it will lead you
- Participate in local activities and learn what is going on around you
- Always be educating yourself, not just in things you enjoy but also in broader perspectives
- Embrace life and look at situations as opportunities to make a difference - then look for ways to make your ideas become reality
Harry Lester addressing steelworkers at a "Save McLouth Steel" rally in 1985
Harry and friends at the 1985 Detroit Labor Day Parade
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to view my "Values" Page for
Learn valuable tips and proven strategies based on experience.
Harry Lester addressing a Civil Rights Conference, 1982
Teaching a Labor Education Class in 1972
Harry at a Civil Rights Conference in Detroit, 1990's
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