The Bottom LinesThe Bottom Lines 2017: 
52 More Motivating Lessons in Leadership

This new book is a sequel to Tom Zender’s popular, The Bottom Lines 2016: 52 Unforgettable Lessons in Leadership. Drawn from his weekly columns in the Phoenix Business Journal, his books utilize Tom’s long experience as a successful leader at General Electric and Honeywell, a senior VP in NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies, and the CEO of midsize, small, startup, and nonprofit organizations. Easy to read, it is packed with immediately useful, practical business wisdom – and a touch of humor.

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CEO Mentoring and Business Coaching are a productive relationship in which an experienced expert guides the profitable expansion of a business by building upon the existing strengths of the CEO and their organization.

CEO Mentoring and Business Coaching focus on deep listening to the CEO in order to best help them:

  • Design Effective Strategies
  • Accelerate Growth
  • Build Sustainable Success

Tom also serves as an interim CEO, a part-time CEO, and a board member of publicly held companies.

Tom’s clients are CEO’s with good companies who want to Accelerate Growth and achieve Sustainable Success. He uncovers blockages to expansion, energizes the vision and recommends creative actions for new growth. Tom is the CEO’s trusted guide, sounding board and devoted support.


Tom Zender’s unique capability as a CEO Mentor and Business Coach integrates his successful background of leadership roles at General Electric and Honeywell, senior vice president in NYSE and NASDAQ listed corporations, CEO in small-medium businesses, startups, and a global nonprofit organization, plus:

  • Board member of NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange listed corporations
  • Sustained evolution to his higher values and purpose in business and life
  • Bestselling author of business books about leadership and management
  • Weekly columnist for the Phoenix Business Journal
  • Mentor to faculty and students at Arizona State University

News to Use

Leadership Lesson: 6 steps to remove a rotten apple from the barrel by Tom Zender

Published in the Phoenix Business Journal on March 16, 2018

Toxicity. One employee is increasingly anti. Anti-culture, anti-policy, anti-business plan, and anti-you. Problem: they are poisoning other employees. And they affect productivity, turnover, and the business. What to do?...

All of Tom’s Phoenix Business Journal columns can be found at Tom's Phoenix Business Journal column

Bestselling Books

Tom’s first book is “God Goes to Work,” which was among the top ten e-books in business ethics listed by Amazon.com. Published by John Wiley & Sons, was widely distributed in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia and India.

His second book is “One-Minute Meditations at Work,” Published by Hay House/Balboa Press, was among the top 5% of all e-books sold by Amazon.com.

Tom released his third book in early 2016, “The Bottom Lines 2016: 52 Unforgettable Lessons in Leadership,” for sale on Amazon and other sites.

He published his fourth book in January of this year, “The Bottom Lines 2017: 52 More Motivating Lessons in Leadership,” available on Amazon.