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Release Date: 02.19.2013 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Turknett Leadership Group

Turknett's Decent People, Decent Company Now Available on Kindle

Turknett Leadership Group (TLG), a talent management company, announces the Amazon Kindle release of the book, Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life.  Written in 2005 by Dr. Bob and Carolyn (Lyn) Turknett, Decent People, Decent Company shows leaders how to bring integrity, respect, and personal responsibility back to the workplace. When leaders build character, they foster company cultures that encourage decency and growth in everyone. Companies with character are just like people with character: They get results, and they do it with integrity—responsibly and respectfully.

Married for forty-three years and business partners for thirty-three, co-authors Bob and Lyn Turknett founded Turknett Leadership Group in 1987. Turknett Leadership Group is an Atlanta-based consulting firm that concentrates on leadership development at all levels of organizations. Bob and Lyn’s joint passion is creating cohesive management teams that can build commitment, adapt to rapid change, and lead organizations to success. They have worked with such clients as American Cancer Society, BellSouth, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, and Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

Experts in leadership and organizational development, Bob and Lyn Turknett identify the essential qualities of true leadership in Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life, and offer strategies to help anyone, at any level of the organization, develop these leadership qualities in themselves and reap enormous rewards.

Bob and Lyn wrote Decent People, Decent Company because they wanted to help people grow. They believe that developing the character necessary for leadership can be the most rewarding and profound thing you’ve ever done. It allows you to accomplish more, to genuinely like your job more, to commit more fully to whatever you’re doing—whether that’s running a Fortune 500 company, organizing a PTA fundraiser, or managing a major project at work—and to simply enjoy life more. It allows you to lead in a way that lends integrity and character to everything you do, and to create organizations where everyone takes responsibility for the financial and ethical success of the company.

American culture is largely shaped by business, and business leaders have a huge impact on the culture at large. Influencing leaders to exercise leadership from a foundation of character is the Turknetts’ ultimate goal. From their research and experience, the Turknetts created the Leadership Character Model as the foundation of their work. They have applied this model with executives and leadership teams for more than 20 years. To learn more about the Leadership Character Model, visit

The Kindle version of the book can be purchased online at the Amazon Kindle Store.

In Decent People, Decent Company, Readers Learn:

  • How to expect the most, and get it, from yourself and others

  • How to create positive leadership at every organizational level

  • How to influence others by learning the skill of empathy

  • How to build trust and respect through emotional mastery

  • How to harness creativity from conflict

  • How to encourage a culture of accountability

  • How to value every individual in your organization

What People Are Saying About Decent People, Decent Company

“In Decent People, Decent Company, Bob and Lyn Turknett have done a terrific job of demonstrating the power of fundamental values and practices. Any leadership team working to create a wholesome, comfortable, and exciting work environment that brings out the best in people should not miss this one.”

-- Jack Guynn, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

“If you want to grow as a leader and as a person, read “Decent People, Decent Company” and put its principles to work. This is a book you will want to give to your associates and reread annually."

-- Spurgeon Richardson, President and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

About Turknett Leadership Group:
Turknett Leadership Group (TLG) is a talent management firm based in Atlanta that has assessed, coached, and developed high level leaders and their organizations throughout the U.S. for more than 25 years. TLG’s clients range from start-ups to American icons.

Using sophisticated assessment tools and the Leadership Character Model™ as a foundation, the TLG professional staff combines extensive psychological expertise in the behavioral sciences with practical business sense and executive management experience.  All TLG consultants stay at the forefront of their fields through research and writing.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Sarah Bowen

Company: Turknett Leadership Group

Phone: 7702701723