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Hanging By A Thread

The Erosion of the Golden Rule in America


Hanging By A Thread

The Erosion of the Golden Rule in America


Can you be successful at business or even running a country without losing your soul? David Armstrong thinks you can! In his new book, Hanging By A Thread, David shares real life examples of people and company that re successful by simply following “The Golden Rule” of: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”


Everyone has choices to make (business and personal) and your moral values and ethics make up the internal compass that points you to choose. An incorrect choice can have grave consequences on you, your family, your company or for those in government, a nation.


In Hanging By A Thread, you will learn about Armstrong International, which is a successful, profitable company that follows the golden rule in all of its decisions for over a century, and in the process, is flourishing in an otherwise turbulent economy.



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In a world that is laden with headlines citing various business executives for unethical behavior, David Armstrong has chosen to take a vastly different path when it comes to integrity – heading up a global corporate culture that is defined by following the Golden Rule. In fact, the company motto at Armstrong International is simply put into this historical phrase – “Do unto others as you have them do unto you.”


In this powerful book, you will learn how David Armstrong has led a successful company through his many key examples that smack of integrity -- through his every-day ethical leadership style that includes the telling of vital stories which showcase the very premise of what his company stands for.


David Armstrong directs a corporate culture that is indeed unique. How about company core values that place faith in God first; family, second; and your job last? Yes, believe it or not, this is promoted and posted virtually everywhere within the organization. This is what makes David Armstrong and the company that he leads so unique. It’s not your typical company and David Armstrong is no typical CEO – particularly, when so many corporate scandals fill the headlines today. It’s all quite refreshing to see.


In some of my previous writings, I have cited that “Integrity is King.” How true that phrase is and most fitting as it relates to David Armstrong. A person of integrity is honest and upright. His soul is not divided or compartmentalized. As the Bible tells us, “He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known” (Prov. 10:9, NKJV).


This book is all about integrity in the workplace and how David Armstrong exemplifies this as a leader. Armstrong does not abandon his values or principles under pressure.


Times of adversity and temptation are precisely when values and principles matter most. David Armstrong keeps his promises and fulfills his obligations. And, it’s also safe to say that Armstrong is a man who maintains his honor even when it is costly to do so.


So, if you wish to learn more about how to be a successful leader without selling your soul to do so, read on … and, be prepared to gain a very valuable lesson in just how to lead a successful company through the eyes of David Armstrong.


Pat Williams

Senior Vice President

Orlando Majic

Hanging By A Thread

SKU: 9781597557627
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