New Book on Leadership Essentials Released and Published by Outskirts Press: Linebacker in the Boardroom: Lessons in Life and Leadership by Marvin A. Russell

Global Leadership and Human Resources professional Marvin A. Russell synthesizes his experience on the gridiron with the strategies he has learned in the boardroom in this inspirational guide about the tenacity and perseverance necessary to be a successful leader anywhere.

Delray Beach, FL, August 12, 2011 --( International leadership and human resources professional and collegiate national football champion Marvin A. Russell announced today the release of Linebacker in the Boardroom: Lessons in Life and Leadership, published by Outskirts Press. Russell’s philosophy of leadership goes beyond football, beyond sports and beyond the world of corporate life to provide readers with the personal inspiration they need to reach the excellence and accountability necessary for success in any area of life.

After growing up in a small Pennsylvania factory town, Russell went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame, earning his National Championship football ring as a linebacker for the Fighting Irish. From there he travelled the world as an HR executive strategist and talent development specialist and later as a much sought-after leadership consultant to C-Suite executives and those in the boardrooms of multi-billion dollar corporations. Along the way he molded and evolved his own lessons in leadership from the multitude of experiences - both successes and failures - and key global events in recent history (such as the civil rights movement, 1968 Olympics, and the war on terror).

“My lessons in tenacity and perseverance and hard work can help anyone be successful in their own lives,” writes Russell, who has pared down these lessons to the easily grasped concepts of 3E Leadership™ and Finding Your Impact Zone™ and reinforced with thought-provoking principles he refers to as Marvisms.

His 3E Leadership™ philosophy and approach defines and demands Essential, Exceptional and Ethical attributes in our leaders. It is a model for behavioral competence that outlines the game-changing fundamental tools needed to transform anyone into a high performer. Your Impact Zone are those points ripe for an individual to differentiate themself and make a distinct and unique impact on others and the world around them.

Readers will find that Linebacker in the Boardroom is relevant from both a personal and a professional perspective, regardless of one’s age, education level, or professional standing. Whether a member or leader of a business work team, community-based organization, an athletic team or a religious group; whether a senior executive of small or global corporations, a college graduate just beginning a career in the corporate world or public sector; a student or embarking on a career change, one can benefit from Marv’s easy-to-follow road map to attaining successful leadership qualities.

Marv kicked off his new release book tour with a private preview at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on July 29th and has book events and keynote speaking engagements scheduled in South Florida, Washington, D.C. Chicago, at Notre Dame, and around the country through this Fall.

Linebacker in the Boardroom is available on-line through Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white ISBN: 978-1-4327-7557-5 SRP: $19.95
6 x 9 hardback with jacket 978-1-4327-7655-8 $29.95
e-Book $ 9.99
Genre: Business and economics/leadership

About The Author:

Marv Russell is an internationalist, a global leadership and human resources professional and engaging motivational speaker with a diverse and successful career. He has lived and worked abroad with multi-national companies where he has championed the deployment of modern leadership, human capital development and HR tools and techniques. His strategic and operational business experience for assignments in such locales as France, Japan, UK, and Northern Africa includes an impressive track record in assessing and implementing multi-tiered turnaround management initiatives and leadership change support (often in crisis mode), union interaction and negotiations, and talent management development.

Marv’s strong leadership performance, coaching and communications skills, and business acumen supported by his multi-cultural and multi-lingual capabilities are keys to his ability to create high-performance organizations anywhere in the world. Marv Russell and Partners consulting group ( is headquartered in South Florida with offices in Delray Beach and Chicago providing global executive leadership acquisition, development counsel, coaching, and resources.

His academic credentials include an undergraduate degree in theology with minors in sociology and psychology from Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Indiana University. Currently he is completing his PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership at Capella University.

Marv and his wife Catherine can be found in Chicago, South Florida and at Starbucks and airports world-wide.

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