Men of Influence
A book on male mentorship
by Bill & Howard Hendricks
In the mid 90’s Howard Hendricks (1924–2013) and his son Bill Hendricks co-authored a book on male mentorship called As Iron Sharpens Iron - a title based off of Proverbs 27:17. The idea is that men build and shape each other into the men they’re meant to become. Men of Influence, is a revised edition of that book, and teaches you the importance of mentoring, how to find a good mentor, and what you can offer others as a mentor - in the modern world.
We had the privilege of working alongside Bill, who traveled all the way from his home in Dallas to our studio in Canada, to create a trailer for this new book.
Bill Hendricks is president of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness and individual career guidance. He is the author / coauthor of twenty-three books, including The Power of Uniqueness, The Person Called You, and most recently Men of Influence.
Alongside our footage of Bill, we wanted to capture an image of what this mentoring relationship could look like in the real world. We created several scenes for our characters to journey through, each having their own lives and in the end meeting together to learn from each other.
As Bill states: “It all comes down to this: the most important things in life can’t be learned from a book. They are gained by hanging around men of influence and the transformational impact of godly mentors.”