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The Common Thread
Lessons in Leadership and Awareness for Life and Business
by Colonel Jim M. Donihee

A Common Thread will guide both young entrepreneurs and seasoned CEOs to new heights of achievement and excellence in life and business. Through personal anecdotes, examples, and powerful observations drawn from a life of Leadership from across very senior roles in the military, private and not-for-profit sectors, Colonel Donihee clearly shows you that the common thread to excellence, regardless of the nature of your ventures-is people. He aptly shares his experience through his stories, diagrams, lists, templates, and summaries, which make this book an indispensable tool for assessing one’s own leadership abilities and taking action to grow personally and professionally. An in-depth and inspiring guide to better yourself and the teams that you lead.

“Hailing from decades of Leadership where life and death are moment to moment decisions, Jim has distilled the essence of what it takes to be a World Class Leader who is here to serve the biggest reach and impact. He has created here for you one of the most comprehensive tools to awaken your deepest authentic power with heart. "Jim’s wisdom goes straight to the core and will leave you expanded, dialed in and ready to expand your most potent visions. The maturity and depth of his guidance has helped me attain new levels of consciousness, clarity, and resolve. Be ready to unleash the Warrior and wisdom within that will propel you beyond any and all limitations.” —Satyen Raja, CEO WarriorSage Trainings “This is the essential manual for entrepreneurial leaders. Jim reveals the perspectives, skills and techniques, proven in battle and commerce, used by superior leaders to create resilient, formidable and competitive organizations. Designed as a an imminently readable reference, it contains specific elements and tools that are anchored by real world examples serving as a memory aid reinforcing the principles and demonstrating their real-world effectiveness. Superior leadership is a lifelong journey and this manual will be the reader’s touchstone. Take Jim’s advice to heart and be prepared to be thrust to an unprecedented level of organizational and personal achievement.” —Terrance Kutryk, Independent Director and past CEO Alliance Pipeline “Expect your copy of this book to be well dog-eared and beautifully used up in 10 years as you will want to revisit its pages many times. Jim Donihee’s Leadership journey from single-seat fighter pilot, military leader to the private sector C-suite draws a beautiful contrast that will inspire in you a different context for leadership. From powerful skills and mindsets leaders must embody to the limitations we must shed, this book will inspire a new level of leadership in today’s rapid change, high stress world.” —Teresa de Grosbois, #1 International Bestselling author of Mass Influence, Founder and Chair Evolutionary Business Council “Every once and in a while, a book comes across your desk that captures a level of authenticity, practicality and heart that most simply cannot. This, my friends, is one of those books. Having seen Jim work in many different theatres of leadership, this compilation of his military and civilian experiences is a clear road map for new and seasoned leaders alike. If you’re new to the game or looking to reinvigorate the people around you, Jim’s real-life purpose driven approach is something you can put into practice immediately.” —Tyler Chisholm CEO, clearmotive marketing Podcast Host – Collisions YYC & They Just Get It

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Colonel Jim M. Donihee, OMM, CD is a graduate of the Royal Military College in Saint-Jean, P.Q., and was a single-seat fighter pilot and senior military commander in both NORAD and NATO theatres of operations. Retiring after 28 years of service, his subsequent career spanned senior executive leadership positions in industry, government and not-for-profit, all focused on creating and sustaining organizational excellence. He is the founder and CEO of HighFlight Executive Consulting and now passionately focuses on working with CEOs, Executive Teams, and high-potential leaders to create lives and businesses that exceed their dreams. You can visit his website at


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