I need a hardcover dust jacket for a new book entitled, "Admired Man: Why? The Making of an Admired Man", with the subtitle "Stories, Skills and Theory"
Try to incorporate the following 2 lists of words (in order of importance / magnitude). If possible, please try to illustrate the prioritized heirarchy. For instance, Father is heavily weighted and Grandfather is least weighted.
1) Father, Friend, Husband, Brother, Grandfather
2) Family, Hardworking, Loving, Honest, Fatherly
Please experiment with word placement / varying font sizes that note importance, etc...
Even though I have a preferred concept, I'm also COMPLETELY open to new, original ideas.
Inside Front Flap
James Burns really helps us understand the value of the charge and challenge of Making an Admired Man. “It is children’s exploratory curiosity that releases them from the bondage to their parents and heads them toward the assimilation of new experiences, learning, skills, and values, depending in part on how parents respond to that curiosity.” Involving your children in the things that dad and mom do around the home helps to stimulate their natural curiosity, while at the same time helping them to understand the activities and nature of the aforementioned skills—most of which support leadership development. The skills and attributes shared in this book help prepare them for the challenges of our society in general. You are arming them with the skills and confidence to avail themselves of the responsibility to be productive citizens. Komives, Lucas, and McMahon advise, “Citizenship is the civic virtue of knowing that as a member of a community, you have responsibilities to do your part to contribute to the well-being of the group. Citizenship means you are willing to abide by laws and societal obligations.” Learning early to contribute to the well-being of the household opens the door for your children’s later understanding the leadership qualities required to be a responsible member of a community—whether that community is school, work, local public service, or national politics. Your children’s sense of responsibility starts at home, modeled by the admired man in the home. “How you think and feel about yourself is the energy that fuels your motivation.
Continue on the back flap
Inside Back Flap
elf-concept is how we objectively describe ourselves; usually, it is based on our roles and attributes…. Self-esteem is the subjective element of how you feel about yourself….
Self-esteem is enhanced if you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and know that you are growing and progressing in the areas you want to improve.”15 It is the acquiring and development of self-concept and esteem that fuels the attributes of the citizenship and leadership qualities shared by Komives, Lucas, and McMahon.
Given your early start at helping to shape your son’s self-awareness and identity, good behavior is more about who he is to himself. It is not something that he boasts about, or seeks recognition for. It is genuinely about the standards he sets for himself. A standard that prevails when presumably no one is watching; a standard that prevails when “everybody” is doing something else; a standard that prevails because he knows that he is an admired man, and he has witnessed and experienced you living up to these very standards—when seemingly, no one was watching. The admired man knows that the future admired man is watching. The admired man knows that his daughter(s) are also watching. It matters to his family.
Back Cover of Book
The purpose of this book is to inspire and encourage men to understand and embrace the personal Quality, Behavior, and Characteristics (QBC) that inspire others to admire them, as a man. This is not to say that women would not also be inspired by the revelations excavated from these pages. Mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and the like will benefit equally by understanding the Quality, Behavior, and Characteristics (QBC) they can encourage the men in their life to embrace.
About the Author:
Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr. is the Founder and Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success, an organization whose mission is to work with inner city youth to improve their academic performance in mathematics, science and technology. He is also the Founder and President of the Admired Man Leadership Institute, organized to promote and encourage the findings of the research precipitating the writing of this book.
Dr. Hickey received his Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University in Educational Technology and his Doctorate Degree from Antioch University in Leadership and Change; where he did his thesis on, “The Phenomenal Characteristics of the Son-Father Relationship Experience.” Married for 38-years, Dr. Hickey and his wife have two adult children and one grandson.
Dimensions / Format / Image Quality
2500 (h) x 1560 (w) in pixels for both front and back covers
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