Lance Secretan

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Lance H.K.Secretan

Lance H.K. Secretan (born in Amersham, United Kingdom) is a Canadian author of business books, best known for his work in leadership theory and how to inspire teams.[1] A former child actor,[2] from 1967 to 1980 Secretan was the Managing Director of Manpower Limited, based in the UK, part of the global Manpower Inc. Between 1980 and 1985, he taught leadership at McMaster and then York University in Canada and since 1985, he has worked as an author, independent management consultant, and coach and keynote speaker.


Secretan holds a M.A. (magna cum laude) 1977 from the University of Southern California[3] and he earned a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 1980.


Dr. Lance Secretan has been awarded the Top5 Speaker designation in Leadership. Recognition of excellence in speaking is based on: expertise, professionalism, innovation within the topic area, client testimonials & references, presentation skills, original contribution to the field and public votes received at the Web site.[4]

Secretan was awarded the Wilbur M. McFeely Award in 2003.[5] Recipients are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to leadership and management development, gaining national and international recognition for their books, articles, lectures, and other similar contributions.

Secretan received The International Caring Award[6] from The Caring Institute in 1999.

Secretan was voted #13 in the World's Top 30 Leadership Professionals for 2016

Lance Secretan's book A Love Story won a silver prize in the Poetry category in the 2016 Global Ebook Awards



  • The Bellwether Effect: Stop Following. Start Inspiring, The Secretan Center Inc, (2018) ISBN 978-09865654-7-2
  • Peak Performers, The Secretan Center Inc, (2018) ISBN 978-0-9865654-6-5
  • A Love Story: An Intensely Personal Memoir, The Secretan Center Inc, (2015) ISBN 978-0-9865654-1-0
  • The Spark, The Flame and The Torch, The Secretan Center Inc, (2010) ISBN 978-0-9865654-0-3
  • ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership, The Secretan Center Inc, (2006) ISBN 0-9733115-5-X
  • Inspire! What Great Leaders Do, John Wiley, (2004) ISBN 0-471-64882-5
  • Spirit@Work: Bringing Spirit and Values to Work, The Secretan Center Inc., (2002), ISBN 0-9694561-3-1
  • Inspirational Leadership: Destiny, Cause and Calling, The Secretan Center Inc., (1999), ISBN 0-9694561-9-0
  • Reclaiming Higher Ground: Creating Organizations that Inspire the Soul, The Secretan Center Inc., (1996), ISBN 0-07-057919-9
  • Living the Moment: A Sacred Journey, The Secretan Center Inc., (1993), ISBN 0-9733115-4-1
  • The Way of the Tiger: Gentle Wisdom for Turbulent Times, The Secretan Center Inc., (1989), ISBN 0-9694561-0-7
  • The Masterclass: Modern Fables for Working and Living, Stoddart, (1988), ISBN 0-7737-5197-1
  • Managerial Moxie: The 8 Proven Steps to Empowering Employees and Supercharging Your Company, Prima, (1993), ISBN 1-55958-159-X
  • How to be an Effective Secretary, Pan Books, ISBN 978-0-330-02929-2

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Other publications[edit]

  • Love and Truth (The Business Case), Worthwhile Magazine, Sept–Oct, 2005
  • Williamson, Marianne, Imagine: What America Could be in the 21st Century, Rodale, (Lance Secretan contr.) 2000, ISBN 1-57954-302-2


  1. ^ "Lance Secretan;s Biography". Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
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  3. ^ "Lance Secretan". Leigh Bureau. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Top5 Keynote Speaker Honorees for 2013". Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  5. ^ Wilbur M. McFeely Award
  6. ^ "Lance Secretan: Profile". Speakers Platform. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.

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