Book Reviews — You Are Destined for Greatness

Aaron Putze has done it again! His writing is destined for greatness. Aaron has masterfully captured stories, experiences and philosophies from some of the most iconic leaders throughout Iowa. He compiles stories in a way that paints a vivid picture for readers and makes you feel like greatness is within reach. This book is required reading if you want the blueprint for becoming great and setting an example for others.
— Tony Dickinson, VP, Strategy and Business development, NCMIC
You Are Destined for Greatness is a unique opportunity to hear from dozens of influential leaders with ties to the great state of Iowa. The stories and leadership lessons they share are told in a way that feels like you’re having coffee with an old friend. Any reader is sure to find insights to put into practice right away.
— Julie Kenney, Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
In his second aspirational book, Aaron Putze has produced a must-read primer for everyone wanting to unleash their leader inside.  Aaron seamlessly weaves the compelling stories of Iowans who have played on the national stage into 16 life lessons focusing on authenticity, reliability, and consistency.
— Ben Hildebrandt, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Carpe Futura
John Quincy Adams is credited with saying, ‘[i]f your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.’ That is exactly what Aaron Putze captures in ‘You Are Destined for Greatness.’ This book features leadership advice and lessons learned from a wide variety of Iowa leaders, many of whom I have had the distinct opportunity to work with directly on a wide range of projects and initiatives. The wisdom shared through this eclectic collection of personal stories is designed to inspire greatness in others.
— Jay Byers, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Des Moines Partnership
You are Destined for Greatness provides sixteen ‘real life’ leadership themes that encourage and motivate us all to greater levels of success and greatness.  There are a lot of books on leadership, but few, if any, provide as many practical examples of how great leaders have led such inspiring and impactful lives.
— Kirk Leeds, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Soybean Association