Interview With Author Dan Albaum
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an accomplished global marketing leader with more than three decades of experience who recently published my first book on exceptional business leadership.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“The Impact Makers” is the title and was inspired by my own experiences building high performing teams and interviews with more than 75 exceptional leaders around the world who are committed to a servant leader mindset in empowering their teams to be all they can be.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I apply positive energy into every interaction I have, and have come to appreciate the value of doing more listening than talking.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
A few books that have inspired me are Lead with No Fear by Steve Gutzler and Mike Acker, The Five Disfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni and Good To Great by Jim Collins.
What are you working on now?
My focus is on sharing key insights from the The Impact Makers at author events, webinars and podcasts.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Structure your book writing project into smaller increment goals. Rather than marathon writing sessions, organize your time into smaller daily writing sessions whenever possible. This will keep you fresher and less likely to burnout by trying to take on too much at once. Also, find someone who has been through the writing and publishing process to serve as a sounding board and source of advice, saving you valuable time!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be true to yourself and your values.
What are you reading now?
Fear No Man by Mike Gastineau
What’s next for you as a writer?
A collaboration with a fellow writer to explore the essence of creativity and the creative process to create more meaningful connections with your audience.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Bible, The Impact Makers, Start With Why
Author Websites and Profiles
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