Len Bernat is a leader groomed by 20 years of molding and shaping by some of the finest leaders in the United States Marine Corps. Their guidance helped Len realize his full potential as he moved from an enlisted Marine to becoming an Officer of Marines. Len became known for being the leader who could turn any lackluster organization into a strong, functional unit. Upon his retirement, Len worked in several positions before finally starting a second career in governmental procurement. His experience and leadership skills enabled him to be recognized as the 2011 Governmental Procurement Officer of the Year for the Governmental Procurement Association of Georgia and opened doors for him to teach at many of the association’s conferences. Len was also called to the ministry and was ordained at Ashford Memorial Methodist Church in November of 1999. Today, Len is the Pastor of Maxeys Christian Church in Maxeys, Georgia. Len has been married to his wife, Hazel, for 36 years and they have three daughters, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren




Leadership Matters

People tell you that you are a good leader. But that’s not enough for you. You want to be an exemplary leader – the kind of leader whose team will follow him or her into any situation. But how can you gain the skills that will take your leadership to this ultimate goal?

Reading Leadership Matters is the first step in the pursuit of leadership excellence. Using his life experiences as examples, Len takes the eleven principles of leadership and the fourteen traits every leader should possess—which he learned during twenty years in the Marine Corps—and teaches the reader how he was molded and shaped by some of the best leaders the Corps had to offer. His stories will make you laugh, make you feel pride, and maybe even shock you when he discusses leaders who failed their people. This easy to read and understand guide to leadership comes to a conclusion with Len sharing his most challenging leadership situation and demonstrating how applying the lessons learned from exemplary leaders enabled him to be a success in a situation where others would have accepted failure as the only outcome.

Paperback | ISBN 978-1-947309-19-7 | 174 Pages
SELF-HELP / General