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A fresh and responsive handbook for CEOs in today’s complex business environment





A fresh and responsive handbook for CEOs in today’s complex business environment

In the new book Alignment Strong, a Detroit executive coach integrates strategic and human-centric mindsets with a vulnerable leadership ethos. Result: a sustainable competitive posture.


AUSTIN, TEXAS [July 28, 2020] – John Quinlan has been up, down and all around. He co-founded and ran a publicly traded financial services holding company, building it to 330 employees in 14 states and $430 million in assets. Yet, Quinlan ended up losing it all. His failure became his competitive advantage and ultimately the genesis for his new book Alignment Strong: A Strategic and Human-Centric Handbook for Competitive Leadership available Oct. 13, 2020, everywhere books are sold.

Patrick Hainault, vice president of corporate business development, commented, “John Quinlan is an entrepreneurial polymath with a depth and breadth of experiences few can match.”

After a several-part journey from Detroit to the Rocky Mountains to the other side of the world, he and his wife founded a certified-organic and Rain Forest Alliance coffee growing, collection and exporting business in remote Papua New Guinea. It grew and prospered until local greed and vengeance, culminating in an assassination attempt, forced the Quinlans to abandon their company.

Pulling from over 30 years of executive coaching and strategy development experience, Quinlan wrote Alignment Strong to teach CEOs and business leadership teams how to use a ten-component alignment framework for a sustainable competitive–leadership posture.

Using research from the world’s top thought leaders, authors and business trailblazers, Quinlan presents his model to individuals seeking to raise their organizations to successfully compete in today’s global community with self-sustaining values centered around smart strategy. The book’s Da Vinci Vitruvian Man schematic of absolute alignment symbolizes the essential attributes of an integrated, culture-strong organization.

Richard Beadle, founder of the state-wide CEO affinity group Vistage Michigan, said Alignment Strong is “…a vital handbook for any company CEO, president, owner, business leader or employee wishing to grow. Alignment Strong is a valuable resource for our worldwide 26,000 Vistage members. The application of this book will increase the effectiveness of their roles and enhance their lives.”

Quinlan is now a speaker, organization development specialist and executive leadership coach. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Albion College in Michigan and a Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD) from the American University, Washington, D.C. 

This inspirational and personal road-tested guide equips you with the tools to transform yourself and your company. Pre-order your copy of Alignment Strong now and learn more about Quinlan’s work at johnequinlan.com. Alignment Strong will be available Oct. 13 everywhere books are sold. Media can request a review copy by contacting Greenleaf Book Group.


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