In the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship and visionary leadership, few names stand out as brightly as that of Oscar Timothy Hebert, affectionately known as Tim Hebert. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and visionary leader with an impressive track record of driving change and inspiring innovation. Hebert’s journey is a testament to the power of intentional leadership and the impact it can have on individuals, organizations, and industries.
Tim Hebert’s insatiable thirst for knowledge led him to various institutions, including Colorado Technical College, Community College of Aurora, University of Denver, University of Rhode Island, and Bryant University. He earned the education that would serve as the bedrock for his future endeavors. In recognition of his significant contributions to the business world, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration in 2014, a testament to his dedication and success.
Tim’s entrepreneurial journey officially began in 1989 when he co-founded Atrion. What started as a modest two-person operation would eventually evolve into a $170-million IT powerhouse over 33 years. As the President and Chief Executive Officer, he brought Atrion to the forefront of the industry. The company’s list of accolades is impressive, including recognition as a “Cisco Gold Partner,” “Microsoft Gold Partner,” recipient of the Inc. 5000 award, and named a “Providence Business News Best Place to Work Company.” Atrion’s success ultimately led to its acquisition by Carousel Industries in 2016, further underscoring the impact of Tim’s leadership.
With his extensive business experience, Tim Hebert decided to share his insights and wisdom with the world. His book, “The Intentional Leader,” published on November 9, 2021, by Bloomsbury Business, has quickly become a cornerstone for those seeking guidance in the complex and dynamic world of modern leadership.
“The Intentional Leader” is not just another book on leadership; it’s a profound exploration of the actions and outlooks that define true leadership. It delves into the essence of leadership, from the pivotal moments when tough decisions must be made to those unguarded moments when our authentic selves are laid bare. The book underscores the importance of openness as the key to genuinely effective leadership, echoing Emerson’s words, “The reason why the world lacks unity and lies broken and in heaps is because man is disunited with himself.”
In a world overflowing with ‘leaders,’ Tim Hebert has successfully defined a unique breed – the Intentional Leader. He describes this breed as one that provides clear, aligned, compassionate guidance rooted in a strong core ideology. Intentional Leadership is not merely responsive; it is transformational. It is not prejudiced; it is inclusive. It is not transactional; it is innovative, daring, and inspirational. Drawing on his vast experience as a business leader and consultant, Tim provides practical advice and universally applicable guidance that can fortify leaders across all industries.
Tim Hebert’s journey from the United States Air Force to the helm of Atrion, and now as a celebrated author and thought leader, is a testament to the transformative power of visionary leadership. His passion for inspiring innovation and shaping leaders is evident in every facet of his career. As we navigate the intricate world of entrepreneurship and visionary leadership, Tim Hebert remains a guiding light, leading us toward an authentic, effective, and sustainable approach to leadership.