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Ron Wallace was six years old when his father abandoned him and his mother had to fend for themselves in Lewiston, Idaho. Hard work, drive and chance brought him to United Parcel Service (UPS) as a package car driver. He felt an immediate sense of belonging. Now retired, Wallace advanced from truck driver to president of UPS International, becoming a leader who eventually directed 60,000 people. Wallace fills his memoir with great stories and stellar leadership advice. His appendix, “Study Guide for Leaders and Their Teams,” offers the information in a teachable format. getAbstract recommends Wallace’s biography and leadership lessons to leaders and to students of leadership.
About the Author
Ron Wallace rose from delivery driver to president of UPS International. He chaired or co-chaired 33 boards of major companies. He also co-founded the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Milton, Georgia, named in 2015 as the best Irish pub in the world.