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                      The authors are founders of Real Leaders Institute, LLC, a leadership
                       information, training and education organization based in Gilbert, Arizona.





















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John Nicholas has held executive positions with Fortune 500 and NYSE companies including IBM and the former investment banking firm of F.I. duPont & Company. He became an entrepreneur and founded manufacturing, real estate investment and international consulting firms. John is a former U.S. Navy officer with service aboard a guided missile cruiser. He holds a degree in Sociology and was listed in past editions of Who's Who in Professional Speaking. In 2003 he retired from a national home building company in which he was the charter member of the corporate university development team. His primary training topics were: leadership, management, interpersonal skills, negotiation and delegating. His published articles have had wide circulation. His mission: "Emphasize trust, integrity and ethics in leadership training."
Len Fuchs is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel with over 3,000 hours of flight time in tactical fighters. In the military, Len held a number of key leadership positions including squadron commanding officer, U.S. Government "Drug Czar" in South America and program manager in the Global Positioning Satellite System (GPS). After his military career, Len became Senior Vice President of the Government Division of Franklin Covey Company providing time management organizing products. He then went on to found an executive leadership training company. His mission: "Change lives through ethical leadership training."
Len Fuchs (L) during air control liaison duty in Vietnam in 1971 with South Korean counterpart, showing that leadership is an international language.  
John Nicholas conducting leadership seminar for corporate group.