Ramone Harper

I truly enjoyed my Intimate Conversation on BAN Radio Show with Ramone Harper, a highly sought after consultant, coach, speaker and trainer.  Ramone Harper is the author of “It Takes 2: Who is Helping You Lead?’ which is aimed at helping individuals who serve in executive leadership roles appreciate their contributions to their organization and help senior executives find the right help.

 

Listen to a replay of his BAN Radio Show interview with Ella D. Curry:  http://tobtr.com/s/10883977

 

 

It Takes 2: Who is Helping You Lead? by Ramone Harper is targeted to senior leaders (CEOs, entrepreneurs, Pastors, Executive Directors, etc.) that he refers to as #1s to help them understand the need for having quality executive support leaders on their team and how to find them.

And to executive support leaders in order to inspire and encourage them to embrace their uniqueness in helping lead their organizations from the second, third or fourth chair. The premise is that no individual can do anything alone and it takes two or a team to help them become successful.

EXCERPT: It Takes 2: Who is Helping You Lead? by Ramone Harper

 

Designed to help senior leaders understand the need for having quality executive support leaders on their team and how to find them. Also, designed to inspire and encourage those who serve in executive leadership support roles (affectionately referred to as the 2man or woman) to embrace their uniqueness in helping lead their organizations from the second, third, or fourth chair.

Snippet from Who is Helping You Lead? by Ramone Harper“It takes 2 to make a thing go right! It takes 2 to make it out of sight!”

Those lyrics are from a 1988 Top 40 platinum-selling song by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, who initially made the song with samples from another song written in 1972 by James Brown and performed by Lyn Collins called “Think (About It).” These lyrics succinctly sum up my convictions as an executive leader. Over the last 20 years, I have served in various executive leadership positions from the federal government to the nonprofit sector to the corporate world, and I felt the need to share experiences––mine and those of others––that have contributed to the success of those organizations.If the greatest basketball player of all times is Michael Jordan, then I would say he never won a ring until Scottie Pippen matured as his sidekick. It may take one to lead a great organization, but it takes two to make it out of sight.

 

It Takes 2: Who is Helping You Lead? is designed to help senior leaders understand the need for having quality executive support leaders on their team and how to find them. Also, the book is designed to inspire and encourage those who serve in executive leadership support roles (affectionately referred to as the 2man or woman) to embrace their uniqueness in helping lead their organizations from the second, third, or fourth chair. These objectives are what sets this book apart from other titles on the same subject because it is written to both leaders and their supporters.

In 2006, I talked with Odell Dickerson and Derrick Noble about the need for developing resources to help train and encourage people who serve in roles similar to theirs because there wasn’t much material out there. We also noticed how many secondary leaders lacked the training, support, and resources to help them be successful in their unique position. Most conferences and books are targeted to senior leaders but not to the executive support leadership staff. Along the journey, I saw great executive support leaders help lead the companies that they worked for, experience the best that life has to offer and make major impact without having to be impressive. They were some of the greatest leaders, creative minds, innovators, and game-changers that I had met.

The world has felt their impact but just may not have known their names. But when I went back to learn from these leaders and to be enamored by their work, in most cases, I discovered that they were no longer serving in those positions. Instead, they had transitioned to what they perceived as a promotion or an elevation of sorts. Yes, you guessed it. They had left the #2 seat in order to become a #1; and, sadly, in more than 90 percent of those cases, they have never been heard of again.I am a firm believer that it does take two (and three and four and more) to make things go right in an organization. Whether in the corporate world, the religious sector, nonprofit organizations, government, sports, and entertainment, no one man or woman can build a winning tradition without help.

My objective in writing this book is a dual one. I want to help senior leaders (whom I refer to as 1s) understand the need for having quality executive support leaders on their team and how to find them. And I want to inspire and encourage those who serve in executive leadership support roles (whom I affectionately refer to as 2Men, or 2s) to embrace their uniqueness in helping lead their organizations from the second, third, or fourth chair. I am motivated because I am tired of seeing great 2s leave their posts to become ordinary 1s.

Purchase It Takes 2: Who Is Helping You Lead by Ramone Harper 
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About the Author 

Ramone Harper is a vision interpreter, minister, entrepreneur, mentor, and author. He is the founder of BNB Consulting and Associates a management and consulting firm that assists leaders to identify, interpret, and strategically transform their visions into realities. He is a sought after trainer for leadership conferences, workshops, and seminars. He also serves as Executive Pastor for Change Church located in New Jersey.

He has contracted with ministries, small businesses, not-for-profits, and start-ups in the areas of organizational development, staff and leadership development, and branding. His company also managed various artists such as comedian Marcus D. Wiley of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and Stellar Award winner and Grammy nominated artist James Fortune.

Ramone earned his BS in Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration from Alabama State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1997. In 2001, he graduated at the top of his class from the federal government USDA New Leaders Program. He is currently enrolled at Regent’s University working on his Masters of Divinity Degree.

 

Website: https://ramoneharper.com

 

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