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Inspired, Not Retired

Inspired, Not Retired - Leadership Lessons from Father to Son by Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr.

by Dr. Burl Randolph Jr.

Leaders are developed over time and with great care. No matter what leadership position a person occupies, without the necessary tools to influence, support, coordinate, collaborate, and communicate, leadership can become a burden. Having the requisite amount of time and care invested in someone can make the difference between good and bad leadership, success, and failure.

Great leadership inspires us throughout our lives, and retirement marks the successful completion of only the first half.  Inspired, Not Retired examines the bond between a father and a son, a profound mentorship that provided leadership lessons used throughout the son’s successful 32-year military career. Drawing on those lessons, this book provides tools and insights for the emerging leader embarking on a leadership journey to the retired person who wants to remain a vital asset within society. Mentorship can ease the transition into civilian life and inspire continued service. Relationships fuel lives, but leadership drives the car.

In this book, Dr. Randolph illustrates how positive parental influence through mentoring can cultivate a declared introvert into a highly effective and successful leader. Leadership should inspire us to begin another chapter while continuously serving others. Mentorship can provide understanding along the way. 

Autographed Copies

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Inspired, Not Retired Trailer

Check out the trailer for the new book by Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., DM, Inspired, Not Retired: Leadership Lessons from Father to Son. To accompany the trailer is a Free Sample Chapter .  Both the trailer and the sample chapter should provide you a feel for what to expect in the book.  I hope you enjoy them both and they encourage you to purchase the book.

About the Author


Dr. Burl Randolph Jr.

Dr. Burl Randolph Jr. is a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, a retired Army Colonel with nearly 32 years of service, and a decorated combat veteran. Inspired, Not Retired takes readers on an odyssey through a mentoring relationship between father and son that resulted in a lifetime of leadership lessons learned. From junior manager to Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Randolph shares his story through whimsical and poignant real-life experiences.  

"Buy this book, read this book and use this book"

 "Real Leaders grasp that excellence in the Leadership craft doesn't just come from experience. It comes when you dedicate the time to reflect on and learn from that experience. If you want an aid to reflect and learn about leadership; buy this book, read this book and use this book. Your team, your peers and your boss will thank you." 


Vincent E. Boles, Major General (MG), US Army (Retired), founder, Vincent E. Boles, LLC and author, 4-3-2-1 Leadership: What America's Sons and Daughters Taught Me on My Way from Second Lieutenant to Two-Star General  



Toxic Leadership, Culture Couch

Toxic leadership in the workplace causes low morale and dwindling performance. Sean from Auzmor talks to Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., an expert in how to deal with bad bosses and what steps to take to filter out the toxicity from management. 

"A Must Read!"

“With this book, Dr. Randolph challenges leaders to think deeper, driving better decisions on how to be a more effective leader. By using storytelling and real-life experiences, he breaks down the process, allowing for easier execution. A must read!”


Michael J. Parejko, Chief Executive Officer, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center


The Burl I Know


I grew up in a single parent home raised by my mother. I sometimes envied Burl for having that extra parental resource. I do believe that by being friends with Burl throughout high school I picked up some secondary effects of his father that flowed from Burl, Sr., to Burl, Jr., on to me.”

Lonnie Johnson, Chief Information Officer, KVF Health Systems, Inc. and author of the Forward for the book Inspired, Not Retired: Leadership Lessons from Father to Son