A good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. So does a good leader.
Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don’t. Some can’t.
Routine team maintenance should never be neglected.
Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you’ll ride alone.
Never mistake horsepower for staying power.
When you’re riding lead don’t spit.
You don’t wait for the storms to pass; You learn to ride in the rain!
“If I have to explain it, you wouldn’t understand!”
This popular saying in the Biker Community expresses the challenge bikers have conveying our passion for motorcycles with those who don’t ride. We know the choices we make and the roads we take affect everyone on the ride. To be successful in any team environment, EVERYONE has to “GET IT.” The Road, the Rules, the Route.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said when it comes to leadership.
“Wearing a logo doesn’t make you a Team.”
Most organizations will never understand what truly inspires productivity, loyalty, and influence. And it’s not ropes, races and relays. High-performance teams are built on purpose-filled work that provides opportunities to Give-Back in the communities where you live, work, and meet.
Some people believe that is a hopelessly idealistic outlook. We don’t!
“One Man, One, Motorcycle, One Mission.”
That’s what Steven Foster discovered when he embarked on a 34-Day, 34-State, 13,000-Mile solo motorcycle adventure along the perimeter of the United States to raise awareness and support for military families and veterans. Their stories sustained him then and fuel his passion now to inspire others to become “force multipliers for goodness.”
His book provides a road map for anyone on how to run wide open to serve the people who saddle up with you every day to do the work you do, whatever it may be.
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