Armed with Bill Schul’s guidance, even the shyest person can become a powerful and effective leader. Learn goal-setting methods, keys for maximizing group participation, and the do's and don’ts of leadership. This how-to also covers the best ways to establish your group’s atmosphere and tips for holding productive meetings. Whether you’re in a leadership role now or expect to attain one, this straightforward text will help you achieve your ambitions. Plus, the information is equally valid for social, civic, government and business organizations.The late Dr. Bill Schul was a lifetime student of the mind. He served as a therapist for the Center for Human Development and was one of the founders of the Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning, where he conducted brain wave research. He was the founder of Meta Learning; a staff member of the Department of Preventative Psychiatry at the Menninger Foundation; the Kansas director of juvenile and youth affairs under the attorney general; the governor’s representative to the President’s Committee for the Prevention of Delinquency and Crime; the Kansas director of the 7th Step Foundation, a rehabilitation program for ex‑convicts; and a trainer in mind expansion, creativity, and nonordinary states of awareness at the Monroe Institute of Applied Sciences. He served on the boards of directors of several state and national organizations. Dr. Schul was the author of several published books and more than two hundred articles. He won a number of writing awards and he was also an artist, poet, and newspaper columnist.