Introduction: Former corporate senior leader Dustin Dale is a professional keynote speaker and author whose life mission was redefined on November 21st, 2021. Dustin was told that he was headed toward death from an autoimmune disease. In four days, Dustin realized his mission still needed to be finished. During his many treatment sessions in an oncology department, Dustin wrote his first best-selling book, "Learn to Lead by Serving," where he shares his knowledge and experience of 10 years leading over 1,000 teams and more than 3,500 persons.
Dustin has developed leaders worldwide by inspiring stronger cultures and creating servant leaders. He has also become an example of faith through his powerful testimonial. Dustin brings an authentic and inspiring message about what it is meant to become a servant leader. Delivering this message across corporations, universities, and all industries have created a ripple effect for future leaders to succeed!
Learn to Lead by Serving was Dustin’s first book which was written from an oncology department and was a driving force for giving Dustin motivation to keep fighting through a difficult period. The first edition is the foundational building blocks for understanding servant leadership and how to approach the idea of becoming a servant leader through implementation. A significant success factor in the first book doing so well is that the lessons allow the readers to journal their thoughts, create action plans, and provides a safe place for reflection. Leaders must feel comfortable addressing the areas in their personal and professional life that need improvement and feel equipped with the right mindset.
The first book’s success allowed Dustin to write and publish his second book, “Learn to Lead by Serving 2.” The investment into the book sets the tone with over 25 quotes shared throughout the lessons that will help leaders think differently about their leadership. Another winning aspect is that the book tackles very controversial topics that are relevant in the current workplace. Dustin is assisting companies in realizing that leadership is more than checking a box, and that servant leadership is about leading with authenticity.
Both best-selling books have engaged many audiences worldwide, allowing Dustin to bring his message to all industries.
Along with writing full-time as a professional author, Dustin also shares his message about his faith journey. Dustin is real, raw, and transparent about the struggles of coming from a single-parent home, dealing with death as a child, and overcoming very dark periods in his life where he had compilated giving up all hope. He has faced numerous situations where negativity, depression, and anxiety constantly struggled, and learning to control his thoughts helped him become victorious over these situations. He now shares his personal success story to help many out there know that they are not alone and can be victorious in their battles. Dustin shares how he stays positive while living with an autoimmune disease that is not curable and fighting to ensure the negative thoughts and excuses are not his way of life.
“We have a limited time on Earth, and if we don’t know our true “why,” then what are we focused on?”