The Unexpected Leader - Lead From Where You Are


Are You an Unexpected Leader?


An Unexpected Leader is someone who chooses to lead a team with passion and action, not just position.

This is a compelling team leadership book that illustrates how ONE person can influence and inspire any team.  lt shares a message about the importance of perseverance and how individuals can lead their teammates to overcome obstacles and stay focused  firmly on their desired results. 

If morale is down, this story will ignite your people with enthusiasm – and a renewed passion to handle any adversity

The Unexpected Leader is a parable that shows successful people understand the importance of vision, the impact of rebounding, and the influence they have on others. Every organization finds itself in adversity at times, and this is a message for groups needing team leaders to step up and serve through difficulty or change. 



 (Previously Released as “Fistitude”)

Five Lessons for Leading Any Team to Success – When You Don’t Have a Title!


You Can Lead From Where You Are!


Even when you don’t have the title of a position, you can lead with passion.

Every person cam claim a leadership role.

This is a powerful parable that teaches you how to lead positively… from wherever you are.

The men’s basketball team from a small private high school finds itself struggling through a dreary season, when their coach is called away…  Enter a wise and mysterious janitor, who not only accepts the reins of leadership for the team during that absence, but becomes a mentor to a talented young man named Matthew.

Through a series of five lessons woven into the frustrations and excitement of their season, the janitor shares with Matthew his wisdom on team leadership that corresponds to each finger in a fist, and helps the team to accomplish their goals – and become leaders themselves.

This is a compelling story that illustrates how ONE PERSON can influence and lead a TEAM!






“Sean has done a masterful job of delivering a powerful message in a delightful story.  This parable helps us all become more aware of the importance of relationships and leadership in shaping the success of any team.”

 -Cory Dobbs, Ed.D.President & Founder of The Academy for Sport Leadership


 “Fistitude is a phenomenal story that any coach or player can relate to.  More importantly, it hammers home a fundamental list of practical ways to succeed on and off the court.  I read it cover to cover in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it… If you love basketball, you’ll love Fistitude!”

-Alan Stein,


 “What a GREAT BOOK!  After reading the first 5 pages I had to stop and go get my highlighter.  Fistitude isa MUST READ for anyone in a leadership position.  After reading it and sharing it with your team leader I promise you will be able to get your team rowing in the same direction towards a common goal.”

-Terry Fowler, UNA Women’s Head Basketball Coach


Tony Alfonso (@HoopsU) Shares his Review HERE!


 Michael McKinney (@LeadershipNow) Shares his Review HERE!


“If you blame others for where you are, you give away the ability to

change where you are.  Successful people find a way to overcome the

obstacles they encounter- and if you are truly going to be a leader,

you will get your team to stop focusing on what they cannot control…”


    Are You Ready to Take The Next Step as a Leader?


           1. Purchase a Copy for Yourself (and Your Team!) 


           2. Share The Unexpected Leader With Your Network



Discover how to lead your team to success without a title.  You will take away tools and ideas to apply and influence your team culture and transform yourself into a champion of accountability.

By applying the insights that Sean will share, you will gain clarity and purpose, harness the power of purpose, and experience the profitable power of team unity!

Sean Glaze has taken the same lessons and insights that helped him lead multiple basketball programs to their most successful seasons and translated them into a relevant and actionable message that will energize and motivate you people to become a more intentional and impactful leader.

Get your copy today…what are waiting for?



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Read The Unexpected Leader [Fistitude] on your kindle, smartphone, or iPad






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 The Audio Version –

Listen to The Unexpected Leader [Fistitude] in your car or while you exercise









For any purchase of 10 or more books, contact Sean and he will send you a special link and discount code!


For any purchase of 50 or more books, Sean will send you a complimentary copy of Inspiring Interactions

his new Handbook of 33 Proven Icebreakers and Team Building Activity Ideas! (a $179 value)





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