Book Review – Seven Habits of Highly Successful Lodges

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Lodges

By Tony Harvey

Revive your Lodge, Grow its membership, Secure its future

Successful Lodges tend to share several common features. In this exciting new book, well-known author and speaker Tony Harvey draws on his extensive experience in different areas within Freemasonry to identify the key features most often seen in our strongest, happiest, and most attractive Lodges.

He then uses his professional expertise in developing organisations and their leaders to outline how brethren can strengthen, even revive, their Lodges.

Rather than duplicating other work, Tony indicates relevant material in the Book of Constitutions and in the Members Pathway.

This makes this book their essential companion and an invaluable guide to managing Lodges in the 21st century.

Included is probably the most extensive study and analysis of our membership position in recent years. Building on this evidence base, Tony offers practical approaches to address the principal barriers to success, growth, and sustainability. He writes in everyday language for a general audience.

This makes this book suitable for Freemasons of all backgrounds who wish to pass on to the next generation a stronger Lodge with a better chance of a successful future.

With a foreword by the Deputy Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, Sir David Wootton

About the Author

 

W Bro. / E Comp. Tony Harvey is a writer and speaker who has held active roles at local and national levels in both Scouting and Freemasonry.

He has been a Scout for over fifty years. At various times he has been a member of the boards, committees and working groups responsible for UK Scouting’s approach to recruiting, training and managing adult volunteers. Currently he is a HQ Training Adviser, a Training Manager within Derbyshire and Chair of his local Appointments Advisory Committee.

A Freemason for over thirty years, he has held Provincial roles in the secretarial, membership, mentoring, learning & development, charity and communication areas of Freemasonry. Tony conceived, and was the main author of, United Grand Lodge’s Members’ Pathway which, in June 2019, the then Pro Grand Master described as a “game changer.”

Tony has held a number of Masonic lectureships, including the Prestonian Lecture in 2012 with, “Scouting and Freemasonry: two parallel organisations?”, which he has delivered on more than 130 occasions, in every Province in England & Wales and to a number of overseas Districts and foreign Grand Lodges. During the Covid-19 pandemic he delivered online talks on more than 140 occasions for hosts on six continents.

Professionally, Tony is a coach, speaker and consultant specialising in leadership, change and organisational development. His published books and articles focus on his own model of personal and organisational change, the Success Cycle.

Image: https://prestonian2012.org.uk/about-tony

More Information: prestonian2012.org.uk

 

Other books by Tony Harvey

 

The 80-page book for the 2012 Prestonian Lecture, “Scouting & Freemasonry: two parallel organisations?” is published by Carrfields Publications,

ISBN 978-0-9570927-0-9, and is on sale at £10 per copy.

Shop Online: prestonian2012.org.uk/buy-the-2012-prestonian-book/

 

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