Jan Rutherford of Self-Reliant Leadership

What does great leadership look like to you?

True security and great leadership looks for ways to give place to others. Great leaders can put other people’s strengths on display. They know it’s not solely about them. I’m honored to call Jan Rutherford a mentor. Jan is a leader who can truly do the above. He has shown me an amazing range of leadership styles that both inspire and bring hope. Jan is a US-Irish citizen and a retired Special Forces green beret. He lives in Oregon with his lovely wife Jackie and leads trips to Ireland with MBA students from The University of Denver. I’ve learned a lot from him and have enjoyed watching some of his hard test crucible expeditions with executives and military veterans all over the world.

Check out his recent TEDtalk. Suffer Everything – Dare Everything : Why Difficulties Matter.

Published by Jeanette Dean

I'm a life long learner. I've been on a voyage of discovery since childhood so ask why a lot. I'm Irish and a bit American. I write because its freeing and healing. I love photography, theology, the natural beauty of Ireland and swimming in the sea year round. I see the world through the lens of Celtic Christianity but can try on other perspectives. The business of everyday spirituality has always fascinated me. I hope this blog challenges, inspires and encourages you. Perhaps you'd like to work with me. Please reach out to me if that's the case. I'd love to hear from YOU so please comment and let me know you are out there!

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