A self-help book that does not mince words, and simultaneously a leader's bible, the NEWLY REVISED Lighting Your Own Fuse: A Glossary of Mission, Vision, and Passion addresses an entire gamut of subjects that pertain to your world. Written with wit and creatively packaged in the form of a glossary, it is an important and timely read. This highly pertinent work has been forty years in the making. Discussing the anxiety caused by tightened budgets or less participation, the fear surrounding the need to pick up new computer or technical skills, or simply the reviewing and reminding us of the skills needed to maintain a high level of trust and constant willful communication within any family or organization, readers are raving. "I have just read the book cover to cover and it is a great read. It prompts me to think seriously about what really matters for building character, but more so helping others build their character. It also provides superb insights for improving relationships. This book and training is on-target and timely for those who want to progress and prosper." --Jack Hug, Past APPA President, Vice President University of Colorado From customer services to sales, from goal focusing to professionalism, from diversity to detachment, and from leadership and management techniques to relationship repair, this is a comprehensive read. In it we see a whole new take on The Good Wolf / Bad Wolf, Reputation, Diversity, Detachment, Negaholism, Rackets and Stories, Trust and Attitude. Especially see Nutrition and Health and his "Star Wars - Luke It Is Your Destiny." "Mac Macdonald is a master at casting off the shackles of jargon and providing us exactly what we must know about human behavior in all of our relationships. Mr. Macdonald's seminars are especially applicable in groups and the workplace. His on-the-forefront information is critical if we are to succeed in making this a better world." - James Robert Huntley, Founder, Council for a Community of Democracies Hunger Games Katniss, Game of Thrones' Robb, Dorothy and the Wizard, Gandalf, Harry Potter, Oprah's early life, What The Bleep Do We Know, Dead Poet's Society, The African Queen, Away All Boats, Star Wars, Silver Linings Playbook, Saving Private Ryan, and The Lion King - see how their messages apply themselves to the people you help, lead, council, sell to, or interact with. What do they mean to you? They all make appearances in this new book, a must read for anyone you know seeking to get unstuck. This is a gift that truly keeps giving, and one of those directions is back. "Written with edge and wit, here is the meat from all of the training classes, seminars, videos, audios, and retreats, and all in one place. This is a real find." --Ivan Braiker, CEO, HipCricket Intl.
Some of the most respected organizations have relied on Mac to stimulate and enlighten their employees and conference attendees. As a nationally-recognized corporate and life-skills trainer, and top-performing operations and sales manager, Mac's extensive experience helps him relate to your audience. He enlivens his seminars with stimulating multi-media and experiential techniques. A former Director of Personnel and Training for a large Seattle-based corporation, Mac's professional background lets him cultivate the curriculum he teaches. His work as an employee development trainer and consultant began nearly twenty years ago; he has delivered close to 3000 seminars to date. His education includes a combination of academic and practical success. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology and performed graduate work in international relations at Oxford. His managerial experience on the Alaska Pipeline compliments his diverse professional accomplishments. Mac Macdonald is also a film and television personality. He has appeared in "American Graffiti," "Apocalypse Now," "Murder She Wrote," and many television commercials. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), American Federation of TV and Radio Actors (AFTRA), the Master Builder's Association, several charities such as Childhaven, the Jubilee Women's Center, The American Heart Association, The Seattle and West Seattle Chambers of Commerce and the World Affairs Council. Mac is a community leader and organizer. His home is a frequent gathering place for charitable events and International Visitor functions. The holidays always find him playing Santa Claus for many worthwhile causes. He also volunteers his counseling services to domestic violence abusers for the Coordinated Community Response Against Domestic Violence.