At a time when so much in civic life is disheartening, “What’s Right with Kansas” gives hope for a better tomorrow, created not by civic elites but by committed citizens. This new book from the Kansas Leadership Center tells the real-life stories of dozens of Kansans who demonstrate civic leadership principles we can all use to make progress on what we care most about in our communities.
All proceeds from this book will go to enabling more Kansans to attend Kansas Leadership Center training on scholarships.
The Kansas Leadership Center
The Kansas Leadership Center is a first-of-its-kind educational organization based in Wichita but with a statewide focus and global reach. Founded in 2007 to foster civic leadership for healthier Kansas communities, it provided training to more than 9,000 participants during its first decade. It receives core funding from the Kansas Health Foundation in Wichita and generates funding from its entrepreneurial work with companies and organizations in Kansas and beyond.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ed O’Malley is the founding president and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center. A former state legislator and gubernatorial aide, Ed started the center in 2007. Ed is a proud graduate of Kansas State University and bleeds purple with his Wildcats in all sports. On summer evenings, Ed can often be found in a well-worn powder blue ball cap, cheering on his beloved Kansas City Royals.
On the personal side, Ed’s an avid runner. He’s participated in several marathons and a couple of what he refers to as “ill-advised” ultramarathons.
Ed is married to his childhood sweetheart, Joanna, whom he met on a school bus in the seventh grade. They are the parents of three children: Kate, Jack and Lizzie.
Stay up-to-date with Ed on Twitter @eomalley.
OTHER BOOKS BY ED O’MALLEY
“Your Leadership Edge: Lead Anytime, Anywhere” by Ed O’Malley and Amanda Cebula
“For the Common Good: Redefining Civic Leadership” by David Chrislip and Ed O’Malley
“For the Common Good Participant Handbook” by Ed O’Malley, Julia Fabris McBride and Amy Nichols
KANSAS LEADERSHIP CENTER
325 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas 67202