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Practical Strategies ltd®

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A John Maxwell Business Partner

Academy for Leadership Abilities (ALA)

Developing the World's Future Leaders


On our Watch, Leadership Skills and critical Personal Growth/Self-Learning Strategies are Out; Political Correctness is IN!

How to Think is Out; What to Think is IN!

Personal Relationships are Out; Texting is IN!

Kids will follow the In-Crowd; Find out how to fix it!

Leading Edge Leadership Skills and Critical Personal Growth/Self-Learning Strategies 

for Anyone in or Aspiring to be in Leadership Positions, Regardless of Age or Education

You Are About to Discover Powerful, Eye-Opening Strategies Used by the World’s Best

I have never seen such a void of leadership in my lifetime as I see now.” [Paraphrased]

~ John C. Maxwell

The World’s No. 1 Leadership Expert & Author

Yes, Mom & Dad, Grandma & Grandpa, and other people who care about kids, we’re talking to you. Our kids hear the news and listen to adults talk about what the future is likely to bring for our families. Clear thinking adults know this old world is in a sorry state of affairs, and it is happening on our watch.

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This message is NOT for parents, grandparents and people who care about kids:

  • If you’re not the kind of forward-thinking person willing to invest in children to help them succeed in living their self-defined FULFILLING life. Let us be very clear: there is nothing to purchase here and this is not a sales page. Yes, we are entrepreneurs and yes we are in business to sell our proven expertise and knowledge at a price far beyond the investment, but this is not the purpose of this message or what it offers you for children. What we are offering is ENTIRELY COMPLIMENTARY and will give you exactly what you need to help your children be able to live their self-defined FULFILLING life. 

We are doing it because we want you to become a valued customer in the future, and that is a privilege we like to earn. But if you are not the kind of person that is willing to do what is necessary to help children become highly successful, including investing time, money and energy toward helping kids to actually live their self-defined FULFILLING life, then this message and what it offers you is a waste of your time.

  • If you believe your ability to help children to live their self-defined FULFILLING life is constrained by the state of the economy. 

  • If you believe individuals who are actually enjoying their self-defined FULFILLING life are born with more talents, ability and potential than your children and you.

    • If you are looking for a quick fix and believe these proven strategies – or anything else for that matter – are going to work for you without putting any effort in. Reality is, there are no short cuts!

    • If you are a negative thinker. 


    The Academy for Leadership Abilities® (ALA)

    The Academy for Leadership Abilities® is the premier producer of Superior Quality Leadership Skills and Personal Growth/Self-Learning Strategies educational programs for youth, grades 7 – 12, ages 12 – 18 years. Key principles such as ethical leadership, teamwork and personal growth are applied. Participants enjoy the many benefits that come from learning how to think.

    ALA produces individual educational programs that focus detailed attention on: Integrity/Ethics – Live Your Dreams – Positive Mental Attitude – Personal Core Values – Personal Strengths – Self-Discipline – Effective Daily Habits – Believe – Self-Respect – Strategic Thinking – Effective Decision Making – Relationships – Opportunity – Accountability – Leadership – Inner Circle Team Building – Teamwork – Financial Strategies – Responsibility – Conflict Resolution

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    Four components make these commonsense, self-learning programs complete, ready-to-teach and immediately usable: 1) Inclusiveness – All participants are integrated in learning activities at the same time; 2) Close to home – no one is required to travel outside their home area; 3) Local Support – parents and communities support this program; 4) Adaptability – Multiple facilitators and classroom teachers working in a variety of environments validate ALA programs are easily adaptable to anyone in leadership or aspiring to be in leadership, regardless of age (adolescent through mature adult) or attained academic level (elementary school through post-graduate degrees).

    ALA programming is Judaeo-Christian based and is specifically designed to be taught by lay-facilitators in home schools, public schools, churches, civic, social and service clubs, ethnic groups, community groups, youth organizations, etc.


    Academy for Leadership Abilities®

    I would like to share with you a summary of comments that I have heard from staff and parents regarding the Academy for Leadership Abilities® (ALA):

    • ALA class is “different” in a good way from most of the academic classes students take.
    • There is a lot more “active” learning opportunities with ALA.
    • Many ALA students have shown a marked improvement in their other classes both academically and in attitudes that have been attributed to ALA.
    • ALA has greatly increased student’s confidence to be involved in activities and participate in their other classes. Many students have improved their public speaking and overall communication skills.
    • Students’ decision-making skills and abilities have improved.
    • ALA has caused better support in the school and in athletics for peers of different academic and socio-economic backgrounds.
    • ALA has provided many valuable learning experiences for students outside of the regular classroom setting.

    There is a strong positive feeling for ALA within our school community. Keep up the good work!

    Greg Holbert


    Southern Local Schools District

    Corning, OH USA

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    Having met and worked with the good folks at Practical Strategies and the Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities, I can personally vouch for both their commitment to serve their communities and their capacity to do so with excellence. ALA is the outcome of that commitment and capacity, and is a most excellent educational product. I highly recommend it as a means of educating both those with and without developmental disabilities for the betterment of our communities.

    The Rev., Lt. Seth J. Snyder

    United States Air Force Reserves

    When you graduate High School a lot of things happen. You practically give up the life you live to live a new life that you think will bring you happiness. But happiness has some bumps in the road. Bonds with people fall apart, you don’t see the ones you love nearly as often and if you are a college athlete your schedules are tight and fall camp drains a man physically as well as mentally. I am one of those student athletes.

    I enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University in early spring knowing that I was embarking on something new and something completely foreign to me. But, I had a set of values that had been instilled in me through school and the Academy for Leadership Abilities® (ALA) program that made me feel comfortable with this dramatic change. ALA had taught me how things aren’t going to be picture perfect and things are going to get hard but in order to reach your goals and to be successful you have to fight, claw, scratch through the hard times to reach the top rung of the ladder. It taught me to do everything I can be to help my brothers to make them better as well as myself.

    Without ALA, I wouldn’t have the values that I have today and I may not have had my first winning season in football in my entire life. I am forever thankful for what ALA taught me.

    Stephan McGrath

    Former ALA Participant

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    Leadership is one of the key foundations to success. Every day leaders are not only off pursuing their own dreams and creating their own goals, but they are inspiring and pushing others to do the same. I was one of the students that was fortunate enough to take part in the first ever ALA program at Miller High School.

    I have had a lot of great people come into my life the last few years and inspire me to be my best, push myself and push others. ALA was one of the best opportunities I had in high school. ALA taught me failure leads to success and integrity is your best friend. We are going to fail in life, we are only human. When you fail, that does not mean you can’t bounce back up and chase after your dreams. Take something from your failure and make a lesson learned. Do it better next time. Push yourself and strive to achieve your dreams.

    Integrity is your best friend and once you learn to accept that, you won’t fold under pressure or let other people make bad influences on your decisions. Do what you know is right even when no one is around to see. Be the person that makes a difference by doing what is right and making the best choice. Be a leader and prove to people that they can do something great with themselves and in society. ALA inspired me and pushed me to do great things. I am strong, I am brave, and I am a leader.

    Samantha Williams

    Former ALA Participant

    Here Is Our Proposition to You Today

    If…you are serious about substantially improving your children’s quality of life and by extension, your quality of life… a life of your personal definition, AND you are willing to be open minded enough to new ideas – many of which will be counter intuitive and may even contradict what you’ve learned, assumed and believed to be true about which you have learned throughout your lifetime concerning what your life is supposed to look like…supposed to be…

    And… you are willing to allocate the appropriate amount of undisturbed time and energy identifying your personal core values and learning and IMPLEMENTING the basic principles of the leadership skills and critical personal growth/self-learning strategies of the Masters into your life…

    Then…please accept our warm and very personal invitation to gain FREE access to the astonishingly effective Personal Core Values Considerations book so you can take your BIGGEST STEP, your first step toward helping your children (yourself) actively living their/your personally-defined FULFILLING life TODAY! The Personal Core Values Considerations book is ENTIRELY COMPLIMENTARY, you will not be asked to spend any money at any point in this process.

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    If you believe that you are already thinking differently than the vast majority of hard working people, and you are getting the same kind of results as they are in spite of all of the blood, sweat and tears you put into your current lifestyle, you may want to think again, because with the greatest respect, your personal reality is painting a very different picture.

    The question that needs answering is whether you are willing to do anything about it, because we guarantee that if you take ANY ideas that we are sharing with you in the “Personal Core Values Considerations” book, your public and personal life will improve significantly.

    In the FREE Personal Core Values Considerations book You Are About To Discover Proven Strategies For Actually Living Your Personally-Defined FULFILLING Life.

    Here are three things you need to know now:

    • The most successful people were not born with any more talent, potential, wealth, resources of “luck” than you and I.
    • Their success has come by deliberately thinking differently compared to how most other people think.
    • You can make the same choice.

    You don’t have to take our word for it. Albert Einstein said we cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them, and yet that is exactly what 99% of average people do.

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    Every parent, grandparent and friends of folks we know is anxious to improve their children’s circumstances, but the vast majority are unwilling to teach their children to improve themselves because the do not know how. As a result they and their children remain stuck, and being stuck stinks. Yet, they work so desperately hard to change their family’s circumstances. Many parents are bright, hard-working folks, but because they have always done things in a certain way, their minds are closed to a different approach. So at their very best they earn a comfortable living, at worst they sink so deeply into self-pity; they give up hope.

    The Key to a Fulfilling Life is not how much you know but how self-aware you are.

    What Do You Have To Lose?

    These powerful strategies are gleaned from the broad and deep research we have conducted about very selected leadership and personal growth Masters. Without question, they have improved the public and personal lives of thousands of people, and they work for us. Therefore, we comfortably guarantee they will do the same for you. We are not saying this to brag in any way. We are simply saying that nothing is more powerful than tried and tested ideas.

    So leave your details below, click the button, and we’ll immediately send you the Personal Core Values Considerations book. But before you go ahead, there are two things we need to make you aware of.

    • You will be receiving email messages from us on a regular basis that are a mix of straight-forward insightful leadership skills and personal growth/self-learning strategies tips, relationship-building personal experiences of Russ & Cindy, and from time to time a bit of clean humor.
    • We never exchange, sell, share or rent any of your details – ever. Not to anyone at any time. IT IS NOT NEGOTIABLE.

    Finally, what have you got to lose in testing these proven strategies? If what we are offering adds no value to your children and you, you can simply reverse your decision at any time and you’ve lost nothing. So go ahead, leave your details and get the Personal Core Values Considerations working for you today.

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