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Manhood Manifesto

How Men Must Lead at Home, at Work, and in the Public Sphere

We need to address the process of restoring responsible masculine leadership in an environment of multiculturalism and the impact of the gynocentric paradigm our culture currently exists in.

Manhood Manifesto is a book about men, their leadership, and the condition of masculinity today. We live in the greatest country in the world—the United States of America. We also live in one of the most dynamic periods of time in history.

This book is about the opportunity we have as Americans, especially men. This book calls forth the character and skills of American men. To who much is given, much is expected. We live in challenging times, and American men are more than capable of meeting those challenges. To meet those challenges though, there needs to be a willingness and acceptance of the responsibilities required.

This book looks at where we are and how we got here, creating a pathway in which to engage. This process is intended to restore the trust, affinity, and community that has been pushed to its limits in the most recent months and years. The book does so in a way that is somewhat irreverent yet respectful, serious yet fun, and challenging yet empowering.

Mike Shereck has a bias toward men, simply because he is one. If change must occur, it will begin with him and those like and near him. In Mike’s view, for society’s problems to be solved, first men must own it. From the position of ownership, we can now address it. That is what is done in this book in a direct, bold, courageous, sometimes shocking, always heartfelt and humorous way.

Mike Shereck is a leader, father, partner, friend, brother, and coach. His work is dedicated to leaders understanding themselves and having them fully own their lives, career, journey, voice, and impact. Mike is a “dude”—a pick-up truck driving, Harley Davidson riding, blue jean wearing, cigar smoking, 100 percent alpha male. Mike is also someone who takes a stand for the greatness of all people, and someone whose heart and soul are open.

Mike sees the division in our culture to be one of the most destructive and disheartening events of his life. He also sees this as one of the greatest opportunities of our lifetime. Understanding that the only way out is through, Mike takes on this challenge every day in his work.

Mike works as a leadership coach and organizational consultant. He lives in Naperville, IL, and owns the credential of Professional Certified Coach through the ICF.