An incredible business success story, CornerStone
Leadership Institute was founded by David Cottrell in 1997 with few customers and
little revenue. Cottrell had spent more than two decades in corporate America,
working with Xerox, FedEx and The National Spirit Group, and now CornerStone provided
an opportunity for him to pursue his passion – providing affordable resources for
managers and leaders to become the best at their chosen profession.
Those first years weren’t easy, but CornerStone’s
unique mission provided Cottrell the motivation he needed to weather those lean years.
Creating thought leadership tools and resources, CornerStone continued to provide products
that offered short, easy-to-read, and implementable actions to help people within
organizations of all sizes and industries become more successful.
In 1999, CornerStone launched its publishing division with the
Listen Up, Leader – a handbook with over 700,000 copies currently
in print. Since the release of
Listen Up, Leader, CornerStone has published over
thirty books, including
Monday Morning Leadership, which in December 2004 was
recognized as one of Business Week’s top fifteen business books.
While the first years of CornerStone’s journey weren’t easy, today CornerStone
has earned its way as one of the United States' largest publishers of
and customer service.
From one man’s dream, CornerStone Leadership Institute has risen to
become a multi-million dollar organization as well as one of the most recognized and
profitable companies in the training and business publishing industry.
In addition, the Institute’s
three-day intensive course for new managers and corporate leadership has earned recognition as one of the best
foundations for any new manager.
CornerStone has published the works of prolific authors such as Ken Carnes, Lee Colan,Tony Jeary, Stephen Krempl,
Chris Novak, David Reed, Valerie Sokolosky, and Lorraine Grubbs-West and these CornerStone authors are available to provide keynote addresses, based on their books.
In addition to book publishing, CornerStone also distributes
inspirational cards and posters,
and the popular CornerStone Quotation Calendar.
CornerStone products have been purchased by companies and
individuals in all fifty states and countries around the globe. Many of the CornerStone
products are translated in several languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Japanese,
and several others.
Over 15,000 companies - including most Fortune 500 companies - are
now CornerStone customers. For additional information, please call 972-298-8377.