About The Author

Founder of Leadership-Tools.comRichard Gorham

Discover more about the author and his mission and motivation for this website.

Too often people are placed in leadership roles without having gone through any formal training.  Even highly experienced leaders need to continue to learn and grow.  For all these people, this site is for you.

Listen to a short welcome message from Richard ...

Hello, and thank you for visiting Leadership-Tools.com.

I thought I'd use this page to share some insights into how this website got started.

Back in September of 2002, the vision for this website was born out of a strong desire to share the many benefits of high quality leadership tools and resources; tools that have helped me in countless ways in both my personal and professional life.

It’s been my experience as a leader in a corporate environment for the past 30 years, that most of the really good leadership tools and programs on the market today tend to sell at a very high price.

However, I strongly believe that everyone, no matter what their income level or location, should have immediate access to quality leadership tools and resources that can positively impact their lives.

Early on I enjoyed reading stories about successful people. I'm inspired by people who have overcome enormous obstacles and go on to achieve great success. I believe that everyone has the ability to become a more effective leader - at work, at home and in life.

- Richard

From a young age I enjoyed reading stories about successful people. I continue to be inspired by stories that detail how one overcomes enormous obstacles and goes on to achieve great success.

I believe that everyone has the ability to become a more effective leader - at work, at home and in life.

As a direct result of my ongoing study of leadership, sales management and self-help, and the experience I receive from managing this website, I continue to learn and grow in the area of leadership development.

I'm not your typical techie/webmaster, but I discovered how to create this website using some simple tools and I've never looked back since.

This website is a place where I can share leadership training, activities and insights - and hopefully inspire a few of my readers to begin their own leadership journey.

Okay, that's enough about the author - let's talk about "the experts"...

About The Experts

Throughout the past three decades I have invested in a multitude of leadership and self-help related tools and programs. These resources are offered by many of today’s most popular self-improvement experts such as: Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Brendon Burchard, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor and Dennis Waitley - just to name a few.

I’m careful not to refer to any of the above named experts as “gurus”. I don’t believe anyone has all of the best answers to life’s many questions. I reserve the right to think for myself, and from time to time I've been known to disagree with an expert or two.

Everyone should be well aware of the fact that the self-improvement industry is just that, a giant industry. Not all of the products and services promoted in the marketplace are worth my hard earned dollars – or yours. So as one might expect, I’m cautious before making any sort of recommendation to my readers.

I first study all sides of an issue or problem before recommending any product or service. Often I have been able to create a similar product and then give that free tool away to my readers.

Whatever book or self-help program I’m engaged in, I purposefully take hold of the 'good stuff'; the ideas and suggestions that I understand and connect with; key points that make sense to me and fall in line with my values. At the same time, I mentally discard the things that seem too abstract or that appear too warm and fuzzy, void of any real substance.

I keep a sharp eye out for the honest-to-goodness tools and resources that can be immediately used to achieve greater results in your business and personal life.

While I’ve certainly benefited a great deal from many important lessons taught by the above named experts, at times I’ve found myself disappointed at the high cost of their products.

So many more people could benefit from key insights and lessons in leadership if only the cost of these quality tools and resources were more readily accessible - not so cost-prohibitive.

That’s where Leadership-Tools.com comes in!

I hope you enjoy your time spent on this website. I know you'll find a great deal of value in the leadership information contained here.

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