About the Author

Barry Banther knows lasting leadership. 

With decades of experience as a business leader, corporate executive, and public servant, he consults with and trains the teams of CEOs of Fortune 100 companies — among them Pfizer and Rockwell International — as well as midsize to large regional and family-owned businesses. He has been the lead consultant on 400+ leadership development engagements and has written 50+ leadership training programs that are used by companies worldwide. After a career in broadcasting and, later, teaching and administration at the college level, Banther served three Florida governors as their appointee to oversee private higher education and was elected to an unprecedented three terms as chairman of the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Banther has identified five qualities that aren't things leaders have; rather, they are things they give away — freely and frequently — to everyone they lead in the workplace. By embracing and demonstrating the five qualities expounded in this book, new managers as well as C-suite executives will become leaders who bring out the best in their associates. 

Bringing Barry to speak to your business, association or conference will make your meeting a success.  He has made over 2500 presentations across north America, the carribean and western Europe. This body of work has earned him the highest designation given by the National Speakers Association, Certified Speaking Professional.  And that means your audience will be inspired, informed and equipped to become more productive leaders.


"Barry, your presentation was an outstanding success. 93% of the representatives rated you “excellent” or “outstanding”.  Your message was clearly memorable and your engaging delivery style ensures both audience participation and buy in of your message.” 

 - National Sales Director


“On behalf of the Conference Committee we would like to thank you for your wonderful contribution to our Medical Imaging Conference.  We found you to be a pleasure to work with and your suggestions and flexibility helped us tremendously in planning for our 2 day event.  We would like to share the feedback from your audience;

• So inspirational
Great motivator
Best speaker ever
Gave me hope
Bring him back

It’s not often we get “100% rating of exceeded our expectations!”

 - BayCare Imaging Conference Chair

“Barry, I would like to compliment and thank you for the job you did at our recent Senior Leadership Retreat...the feedback from the attendees is that you have set a new “gold standard” for these events.  Your focused level of energy and acute sense of humor helped provide us with the needed inspiration to maintain our momentum on the path of performance excellence.”

 - Chief Administrative Officer
   City of Jacksonville, Florida