ThE LEADer, (Thinking Exponentially: Leadership, Education, and the American Dream), will offer articles and opportunities for discussion of what Mel considers to be the most important issues facing the United States of America and the American people during the balance of the 21st Century: the disenfranchisement of tens of millions of Americans who have lost their faith in the American Dream; as well as on the subjects of positive leadership; education; and healthcare all of which are intimately connected to our hope and faith in the American Dream.

In the late 1980s, Mel wrote his first book, outlining his leadership philosophy. Originally entitled The Power of Positive Leadership, the book  was completed in 1990. Since then the book has been re-written and re-titled as The Difference is You: Power Through Positive Leadership and is now available as a Kindle book at, directly, or through a link from this website. The Difference is You will be available in paperback through this website, or your favorite bookstore before the end of 2013.

In 2006, Mel introduced and published The Positive Leadership Blog in which he offered more than seventy articles to supplement and expand on on the theory and practice of positive leadership. This Blog will soon be linked to ThE LEADer as a companion blog at this website and will maintain its focus on the principles of positive leadership. It will also serve as an interactive companion with the book The Difference is You.