HUNTSVILLE, AL – Amazon.com, Inc., the world’s largest online marketplace, began the week of November 15, 2020, by sales-ranking at #57 The U.S. Coronavirus Crisis and the Rise of the “Silver-Mettle Leaders”: 11 Steps up A SILVERPATH, https://amzn. to/3f2Pvbf, written and self-published by Huntsville’s tim allston.
Available currently in both digital and printed formats (soon to be also offered as an audiobook), The U.S. Coronavirus Crisis and the Rise of the “Silver-Mettle Leaders” evidenced that top national leadership’s COVID-19 failures elevated the nation’s second-tier leaders, state governors.
Here Governors Andrew Cuomo (NY), Larry Hogan (MD), Jay Inslee (WA), Gavin Newsom (CA) and Mrs. Gretchen Whitmer (MI) are featured and labeled “silver-mettle” leaders, for in this national pandemic crisis they: reported to someone (silver); carried out their tasks with character, fortitude and courage (mettle); and added value in this crisis through their influence and their relationships (leaders).
More importantly, however, President Trump’s constant ridiculing of them pointed to a larger and systemic issue: the overall and historic lack of regard, respect and affirmation for subordinates, or leaders from the middle.
“All organizations can succeed without top leadership for a short period of time but no organization – be it a family, workplace, social group or worship place, for example – can thrive or even survive without its leaders from the middle or silver-mettle leaders,” wrote allston, who identifies himself as a “lifelong number-two person, personally and professionally
Due to its size (105- page paperback, 39-page digital book) Amazon’s #57 sales-ranking placed this book in the OneHour Politics & Social Sciences Short Reads category.
Amazon also ranked this first book of an up coming 11-book series in the Christian Church Leadership and OneHour Religion & Spirituality Short Reads categories, because “I showed how these five governors mimicked the servant leadership style of Jesus Christ in terms of crisis management, consistent teamwork, and grassroots empathy,” added allston, the former public relations director at faithbased Oakwood College/ University (1998-2001, 2011-13).
allston credits the book’s Amazon’s Top 100 Paid Best Sellers ranking to both the 26-volunteer Book Launch Team (BLT) and the lone 5 Star Amazon Review.
The 17 Huntsville area BLT members are Marcia Burnette, Dawnette Chambers, Jacci Christopher, Virginia Daigle, Anna Sue Edwards, Roland Hill, Dorothy Huston, Alicia Juzang, Crosby Lambert, Alexander Lampkin, Byron Phillips, Jerome and Morgan Saintjones, Selma Sales, Darleen Simmonds, Debleaire Snell, and Rashid Taylor.
The lone 5 Star Amazon Review: “I found this book timely, on point and sociologically, politically and theologically sound,” wrote Mark McCleary, Ph. D., D.Min, Mark McCleary Ministries, Inc. “Very interesting ideation concerning ‘Silver Leaders’. Looking forward to book #2 of 11.”
Book 2, 2020 U.S. Politics and the Rise of the Silver-Mettle Leaders, is slated to be published in December 2020.
*Note: For your free digital version of The U.S. Coronavirus Crisis and the Rise of the “SilverMettle Leaders”: 11 Steps up A SILVERPATH, contact me directly at 256- 694-5651 or timallston@ gmail.com. Thanks.